Educational Institutions

CLOVER PARK TECHNICAL COLLEGE FOUNDATION

aka CPTC Foundation

Lakewood, WA

Mission

The mission of the Clover Park Technical College Foundation is to ensure the opportunity for the education of tomorrow's workforce. CPTC Foundation does this by cultivating relationships and providing stewardship of resources to support the mission of Clover Park Technical College.

Ruling Year

1993

Executive Director and Vice President of Strategic Development

Dr. Tawny Dotson

Main Address

4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW

Lakewood, WA 98499 USA

Keywords

Tacoma, Lakewood, Pierce County, Washington State, Technical College, Scholarships, Emergency Assistance

EIN

91-1565219

 Number

1853365723

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Higher Education Institutions (B40)

Employment Procurement Assistance and Job Training (J20)

Single Organization Support (B11)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

Public higher education is funded through a public and private partnership. Public colleges depend on state funding, student tuition/fees, and auxiliary enterprises to operate. Only 60 percent of the College’s operating budget is made up of state funds. With state budget reductions, private financial support is more important than ever, and the Foundation’s commitment to helping close this funding gap is vital. To accomplish this, we look to our community to help support our initiatives. In turn, we return that investment by supporting the educational goals of our students and helping them to become contributing members of the community.

Our programs

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Career and Workforce Education

Where we work

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What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

The Foundation changes lives by: 1. Introducing new friends and future supporters to the college 2. Empowering students and helping them stay in school with scholarships and emergency assistance funds. 3. Contributing to college-wide programs and initiatives. 4. Supporting employee growth, development, and appreciation.

1. Work to fulfill college priorities. The top priority to encourage enrollment and retention will be scholarships. Emergency Assistance in varying forms is important towards student retention.
2. Build a sustainable fundraising process that includes best practices within the nonprofit sector.
3. Strengthen the relationship with our friends while developing new friendships.

The Foundation is governed by a volunteer board comprised of local business and community leaders and is guided by an executive director. In addition, some college staff serve as Ex-officio directors, lending expertise to the Board. The CPTC Foundation also relies on the support of volunteers and community partnerships with local industry leaders, employers, and business owners to help reach our goals.

The College will collects data from surveys in order to assess student need and satisfaction with resources. A student satisfaction survey, developed in-house by Clover Park, is administered every winter when students are signing up for classes as part of group registration. This survey asks students questions on wide-ranging services and supports and is completely anonymous. The last question is an open-ended essay, which allows students to express needs and concerns easily. Questions about ease of access, maintenance, and importance of resources will be measured annually. In addition, the CPTC Foundation board of directors creates annual goals and measures progress monthly toward the accomplishment of board established goals.

Each year the CPTC Foundation has awarded more scholarships and emergency assistance dollars to help CPTC students reach their goal of obtaining a degree that will help them be a part of tomorrow's workforce. The CPTC Foundation has connected the college to important community relationships and expanded the support the college has received from industry partnerships. In addition, the CPTC Foundation board has continued to grow as we build new relationships within our community.

External Reviews

Affiliations & Memberships

Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) 2015

Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) 2016

Financials

CLOVER PARK TECHNICAL COLLEGE FOUNDATION

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Operations

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

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Yes

Organizational Demographics

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Gender

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Disability

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