Creates Future Leaders
e are pleased to present our ﬁscal 2012-2013 report because it is a testament to the many successes we have achieved this past year. Our most exciting news is that the Florida State College Foundation’s total scholarship distribution of $1.5 million is the greatest amount given in the past ﬁve years – 1,011 total scholarships earned by 816 current students! The primary mission of the Foundation is to raise scholarship funds for deserving students. The Foundation’s Board of Directors is proud to report that this has been one of our best years ever and we expect this momentum to continue into ﬁscal year 2014. In addition to the scholarship awards, the Foundation’s total assets reached $42 million, with investments of those assets at an all-time high. Also,
Foundation expenses decreased 55 percent from the prior year. Our board, including our new members, has been working diligently to revise our policies and procedures, determine ways to reduce expenses, focus our eﬀorts on new fundraising opportunities and support the Foundation’s mission. The enthusiastic support of the board bodes well for our future. The Foundation board recently held a workshop during which they redeﬁned the mission, vision and values of the Foundation. Those values include commitment, trust, stewardship, support, excellence, diversity and inclusion. The Foundation envisions a community, where through availability and excellence in education resources, individuals and families will achieve their potential, have income stability and live
Dr. Willis Holcombe Interim College President
happy, productive lives. We are using this annual report to introduce you to our new mission, vision and values, which we believe are helping us create an exciting future for our Foundation and the College. As our report theme states, we are “Inspiring today’s students…building tomorrow’s leaders.” In conjunction with our new College presidential leadership, we will develop a solid strategic plan that will help deﬁne the Foundation’s fundraising. But, most important of all, we will continue to invest in students’ dreams by awarding scholarships and ﬁnancial support that will ultimately lead to their successful futures as leaders in our community. Thank you for your loyalty and dedication to our Foundation and our students.
Dr. H. Wade Barnes, Jr. Foundation Board Chair
Maggie Hightower, CFRE Interim Executive Director
Published on Nov 7, 2013