2021 Nashville State Foundation Annual Report

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Annual Report


Greetings from Nashville State! Staff Lauren Bell Executive Director Chelsea Spence Director of Development Ryan Parker Development Officer

Board of Trustees NSCC President Dr. Shanna L. Jackson

Despite the many challenges we faced over the last year, we were fortunate to have a very successful year in strengthening partnerships and securing resources to support the college and our students. But we know there is still work to be done, and there will be more challenges down the road for us to overcome, together. Our work would not be possible without our amazing staff, faculty, volunteers, board members, supporters and community partners. I want to personally thank each and every one of you for your time, commitment, dedication, and support over the past year. Friends like you are vital to our work, and we are deeply grateful. I invite you to learn more about our work, our students, and our partners. Join us in our efforts to remove barriers to educational attainment and economic mobility in the communities we serve.

Board Chair Joey Hatch Vice Chair Nancy Eisenbrandt Treasurer Vic Alexander Scott Brisson Ginna Burrell Kathy Cloninger Ashlee Davis Troy Edwards Lisa Ferrelli Paula Harris Chef Max Knoepfel Andy Marshall Gregory Martz Tyson Norman Jovonna Palmer Dee Patel Sharon Reynolds Rich Rhoda Robert Sherrill Laquita Stribling Deborah Varallo Rod West Karla Macintyre, Young Leaders Council Intern


Lauren Bell, Executive Director Nashville State Community College Foundation

Moving Forward Nashville State celebrated our 50th year of Building Bridges and Changing Lives in 2020. This year we are launching Vision 2030: A Student Ready College our new strategic plan to continue building on the strong legacy of positively impacting students and the communities we serve. Nashville State is committed to a shared vision of achieving equitable outcomes for our diverse community of learners. The Nashville State Community College Foundation is critical to reaching the bold targets we are setting for student success and workforce development. The Foundation’s generous support helps eliminate the variety of barriers our students encounter on their educational journey. Our commitment to holistic student support services is strengthened by the great work of the Foundation. As the college continues to navigate the challenges of the pandemic and the flooding in Waverly that impacted our Humphreys County campus, we need your support more than ever. Your time, gifts and talents are the external resources needed to navigate these uncharted waters. Thank you for the support you continue to provide to our college and students through the Nashville State Community College Foundation. Together, we are Nashville State strong!

Dr. Shanna L. Jackson, President Nashville State Community College

2020-2021 Financials Corporations 15% Foundations 13% Individuals 4% Trustees 3%

sources of Support

Government 63%

Employees 2%

$1,628,594 303 total support received

individual donors

$5,374 average gift

Fundraising 3% Administrative 2%



designated to support students and programs

students received assistance through the Foundation’s Beyond Financial Aid Programs

student and program support

Student and Program Support 95%


Current Scholarships Ambassador Scholarship Berger Endowed Scholarship Brian Uhl Scholarship Cathy O’Bryant Endowed Scholarship

Nashville State Community College

By the Numbers





students attending part time

2021 graduates

Culinary Arts Scholarship Dickson High Noon Rotary Scholarship Dorothy Gaubert Pyle Endowed Scholarship Doug Jameson Memorial Scholarship ESOL Ambassador Scholarship Finish Line Scholarship HCA Foundation Endowed Scholarship ISSA Scholarship Jacob Roberts Memorial Scholarship Jay Luther Memorial Culinary Arts Scholarship John E. Mayfield Endowed Scholarship Lasko Endowed Scholarship Lance Woodard Memorial Scholarship

seven campus locations

Nashville, Antioch, Waverly, Dickson, Clarksville, East Davidson,Madison (Spring 2022) *Classes are offered for incarnated individuals at the following locations: Turney Center Industrial Complex, Riverbend Maximum Security Institution, and Debra K. Johnson Rehabilitation Center




receive some form of financial aid

age 25 or older

first generation




student-teacher ratio



Milligan’s Maple Scholarship

53% White

Nashville State Community College Foundation Scholarship

27% Black or African American 10% Hispanic/Latino

Nashville State Community College Foundation Endowed Scholarship

4% Asian 4% Two or more races

OTA Scholarship

2% Unknown

Piedmont Natural Gas Scholarship Randy Rayburn Culinary Arts Scholarship Roberts-Williams Memorial Scholarship Ted M. Washington Endowed Memorial Scholarship Wallace Wilson Scholarship WITT Scholarship 44

Nashville State serves the

most diverse student body in the Tennessee Board of Regents system.

Nashville GRAD is the first-of-its-kind to provide targeted financial assistance and intensive academic professional supports to students at Nashville State clearing their path to economic prosperity, helping them graduate with the skills they need to obtain higher wage, high demand jobs in our growing local economy.

Nashville GRAD was the winner of the Tennessee Board of Regents 2021 SOAR Partnership Award

As a proud Nashville State student, I can confidently state that the NashGRAD program provided me the tools and resources necessary to thrive from the moment I became officially enrolled. I am a firstgeneration, non-traditional college student who found it difficult to thrive during my first attempt at college. Without access to an advisor, help paying for costly textbooks, and difficulty feeling accepted at school, I began to feel as if college wasn’t right for me. After my first year here at Nashville State, I realize now that what was missing was the authentic support and guidance that I was seriously lacking during my first collegiate experience. Now, I have the ability to pay for all of my class textbooks, access to my incredible advisor Mrs. Kearra Weiting Puzas-Kessen whenever I need it, and a genuine sense of belonging to a loving community at the Student Success Center thanks to NashGRAD.

Everything about this program has provided a sense of fulfillment and hope as I navigate the sometimes treacherous waters of collegiate life. The future appears so much brighter to me now, something I would not have been able to say just over a year ago. There are no words that I can find to truly illustrate how grateful I am to be a NashGRAD student.


Thank you, Donors! With gratitude, we recognize those donors who supported Nashville State Community College from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021.

Visionary • $100,000 +

Metro Gov’t of Nashville & Davidson Co. State of Tennessee - Cares Act Amazon Corporation Bank of America

Champion • $25,000 - $99,999 HCA Foundation Milton Johnson UBS

Ambassador • $10,000 - $24,999 Louise B Wallace Foundation Debbie and Joey Hatch Edwin Pyle Kathy Cloninger

President $2,500 - $9,999

Nashville Predators Foundation Helen Jameson United Way OxyChem Robert Overall Richard Rhoda Greg Martz

Trustee $1,000 - $2,499

Randy Rayburn (via Network for Good) Emily Evans Chemours Shanna Jackson Sarah E. Roberts Chad Custer Paula Harris The Aspen Instit INC. Stafford Family Charitable Giving Nancy Eisenbrandt Andy Marshall Theresa Hinton Jessica Rabb Brittaney Baker Vic Alexander Paul D Koonce James and Lisa Alderman The Calligan Family Foundation


advocate $500 - $999

scholar $250 - $499

Lauren Bell Kroger Valerie Belew Evelyn Hadley Yvonne Simerman Jaclyn Libowitz Charles Clark Ellen Zink Max Knoepfel David Gerth Julie Williams Cathey Fuqua Troy and Leslie Edwards Karen A. Kendrick Malcolm Johnson Sue Belcher Kelly West Cheryl Mason Eric Hicks Mary Womack Bob Grohovsky MSC Industrial Supply Karen and Jerry P. Rabalais Kathy Emery Milligan’s Maple Products Nick Taras Steven Gentile

Karen S. Goodman Stephen Francescon Fred Jordan Margaret Faye Jones Second Harvest Carol Martin-Osorio Emily Bush Emily Naff Lisa Ferrelli Eric Morgan John (Brad) Corcoran Laura P. Moran Lisa Johnson Philip K. Lee Richard W. Wall Sally Robertson Tammy Ruff Genevieve El Chaer American Paper and Twine Dawne Moore Dell Technologies Dell, inc. Music City Construction Consulting Rosemary Hackney Christine Whitmore Elizabeth Nettels Christopher Cosby

Charles May Mia Sneed Piedmont Natural Gas Andrew Quirk Candice Lee James Cheek Philip Hardin Tomi Baker Nicole Hubbs Barron Patterson Michael Sztapka The Steven and Laurie Eskind Family Foundation

Partner $100 - $249

Devora D. Manier Donna G. Whitehouse Edward M. Abel, Jr. Glenda S. Bernard James Burkard Jamica S. Hines Jesmin Akther Michelle A. Nelson Michelle Joyner Patricia J. Armstrong Sharley J. Ross Wendy A. Dierberger Kim Silverman Chivonne Peeler Chuck Goodrich Don Wilsdorf Deb Varallo Scott Brisson Accurate Energetic Systems Charles and Shelia Thurman Derek Smith Ellen Hodges Lindsay Hager Judy Kane Fred L. Frazier Donald Turner Amazon Smile Foundation Jamal Hipps Robert Jack Tom Hayden Jovonna Palmer Priscilla Tibbs Chase Ingalls Maegan Puzas Pam Gadd Kerry Carden Leesa LeClaire Laquita Stribling Cynthia D. Moore Cynthia M. Morgan Gloria Marshall Isabella Putman John R. Cherry, Jr. Tammy D. Thorne Carolyn Jeans Becci Bookner Carol Harper Chris Grisaom Christopher Yontz Clement Hilton Donald Paquin Donna Griggs Jackie Leatherwood Jessica Cobb Jessie Wallace Kimberly Zills Kristi Spurgeon

Nathaniel Meadow Patricia Shea Rene Garcia Sandra McCalla Sharon Roberson Thomas Hayden Thomas Scoggins AC Brown Alice Pigott Ashlee Davis Billie Sullivan Catharine Murphy Ginna Burrell Higher Education Research and Development Institute - South James Gingrich James Kelley Jeff Jetton John R Rayburn Katherine Sorenson Laura Purswell Margaret Behm Margaret Love Mary Rolando Mitchell and Patricia Morrison Niles Clement Richard English Robert Sherrill Rod West Ruth Ann Holt Sandra C. Wills Sharon Reynolds Teresa Guthrie Thomas (Tom) G. Richey

Friend $99 and below

Network for Good Stephanie Coleman Elizabeth Stein Judy Smith Sirisha Kalagarla Andrea Regg Anthony Swafford Auborn Hager Beth Rogers Brenda Wynn Brick Sturgeon Christpher Saunders Dale Rogers Donald Burgner Ernestine Tillage Heather Rippetoe Helen Kunkel Jan Kolb Johnny Peppers Josie Cohen Julius Johnson Karen Stevenson Katrina Dubree Kevin Thomas Larry Mangrum Laura Ward LeAnne Hamilton Lonnell Matthews Matt McLean Natalie Hawthorne Perry Moulds Priscilla T. Tibbs Rexall Parmer Robert Kramer Ron Snitker Sara Beth Urban

Sarah Woodall Stanley Rose Zack Lewis Alison Fuller Becky Abu-Orf Betty Broz Carol Hines Constance Mathews Darrell Abny Glenn Allison Jane Walls Jeffrey Laudieri Kimberly Wood Leda Longwood Melissa Fleck Michelle Adkerson Migdalia Kollar Neely Ann Sheucraft Phillip McGovern Richard Poen Ted Moore Anthony Cassiol Paul Webb Don McEachern Amy Joyner Andrea Regg Ann Willits Brenda Dowdle Jennifer Chalos Jenny Barnes Juanita Palmer justin Kowalske Mary Murphy Mia Sneed William Decker Adrianne Gordon April Robinson Brenda Harriford Debbie Brown Howard Ivy Jack Smith Jeani Rice-Cranford Jennifer Knapp Josefina Cohen Karen Powers Laura Smith Lisa Fletcher Lynda Jones Michelle Lenox Miranda D. Inman Nick Pride Ronald Davis Scott Meltzer Thomas Melton Amy Bryant Kevin Brewer Ashley Rose Beth Wright Harrison Cartledge Jr. Jeff Winsett Caroline Pigott Brian Grover Tamika Reed Alhassan Sheriff Erin Russell Ann Collett Carolyn Jeans David Lipschutz Kelly Newton Mark Helm Shelia Cook-Jones Theresa Gallardo Thomia Woodland


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