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Florida SouthWestern State College Foundation, Inc

Florida SouthWestern State College, located in southwest Florida, is a Florida public college, offering two and four year undergraduate degree programs. Florida SouthWestern State College has campuses in Fort Myers, Naples, Punta Gorda, and Hendry County. FSW is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Fort Myers, FL   |  https://foundation.fsw.edu/

Mission

The Florida SouthWestern State College Foundation’s mission is to support the academic vision and priorities of FSW State College by underwriting student success, securing fundraising and honoring donor intent.

Ruling year info

1996

Principal Officer

Dr. Geraldine Gallagher

Main address

8099 College Parkway I-124

Fort Myers, FL 33919 USA

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Formerly known as

Edison State College Foundation, Inc.

EIN

59-6173638

NTEE code info

Higher Education Institutions (B40)

IRS filing requirement

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

School of Education

Florida Southwestern State College's School of Education provides a rigorous learning environment ensuring teacher candidates will achieve their greatest potential through Principles of Excellence.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Within a culturally and artistically rich academic environment, our students develop the abilities to communicate effectively, think critically, use technology and apply scientific principles and methods.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The School of Business and Technology provides high quality, innovate, applicable and inspiration educational programs that provide a diverse populations of students the academic and career skills necessary to compete in the local workforce and the global economy.

Population(s) Served
Adults

FSW School of Health Professions offers two baccalaureate degrees, one post-associate certificate, eleven associate degrees and five certificates that prepare students for workforce entry, advancement upon graduation, and successful credentialing.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The School of Pure and Applied Sciences supports Florida Southwestern State College's Associate of Arts Degree by offering a rigorous curriculum in math and science.

Population(s) Served
Adults

FSW participates in 5 sports in NJCAA athletics: Men's and Women's Basketball, Women's Volleyball, Men's Baseball, Women's Softball.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

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How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

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Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The Florida SouthWestern State College Foundation supports the College in providing students an outstanding and affordable education. As a result, students have an advantage when it comes to obtaining competitive jobs in our evolving and dynamic market.

*Strengthen relationships with community organizations *Grow scholarship support for students *Support faculty development and needed improvements to facilities, equipment, supplies and software.

The College has a positive reputation among business and community leadership that have participated in serving the organization.The College has a critical role in the education and economic well-being of our community.

*Each year, the Florida SouthWestern State College Foundation provides about $2 million in student scholarships and investments in programs, technology and facilities – all to benefit our students.  Presently, 70% of our students graduate debt free. *Collier Campus Partnerships with Champions for Learning, Community Foundation of Collier County, Moorings Park, Naples Children and Education Foundation, Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation, Greater Naples YMCA, NCH Healthcare System, Southwest Florida Children's Charities, Collier County Public Schools, Suncoast Credit Union, North Naples Fire Department, Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida, Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, Physicians Regional Hospitals, Southwest Florida Community Foundation, Southwest Florida Workforce Development Board. *Suncoast Credit Union Arena ,built in 2016, is approximately 75,000 square feet and hosts the FSW Buccaneers’ basketball and volleyball teams, and a student athletic center. The arena seats approximately 3,500 fans and includes six skyboxes, a hospitality event center, competition courts that convert into recreational courts, athletic office space, student, faculty and staff wellness, and an athletic center with a fitness pavilion, men’s and women’s locker rooms and a weight training area.In addition the arena will host concerts, and local, regional and national events that benefit the community.

How we listen

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    To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback

Financials

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Florida SouthWestern State College Foundation, Inc

Board of directors
as of 03/18/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr John Wright

Deborah Stewart

Law Office of Deborah A. Stewart

Mary Lee Mann

Carey Soud

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Paula Malone

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Jared Brancazio

Raymond James

John Wright

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Braxton Rhone

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Susan Chicone

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Eric Loche

Morgan Stanley

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/23/2024

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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