With thoughtful planning, you create win-win solutions for you and SCF Foundation.
“SCF’s programs and initiatives are designed to expand a sustainable talent pipeline, provide, additional career options for our area, and support innovation that contributes to a stronger regional business climate.”
Jacki DezelskiPresident and CEO Manatee Chamber of Commerce
"SCF’s Professors were building my self-esteem, and I didn’t realize it at the time. If I went anywhere else, I wouldn’t have gotten the individual attention, which is why I am so successful.”
Jade TurnerSCF Alumna A.A. Liberal Arts and Sciences
“It is more intimate at SCF which makes for a better transition for new students. The classes are smaller, you are still home and you can continue some type of employment.”
Sheriff Tom KnightSCF Alumnus
“I wanted to graduate early and get a jump start on my career and SCF made that possible, and the best part of all was graduating debt-free.”
Chloe ConboySCF Alumna
“SCF has made me a better firefighter, paramedic, officer, neighbor, husband, and father!”
Lieutenant Miguel GarciaSCF Alumnus/Winter 2018 Outstanding Graduate
“The proceeds of our (fundraising) efforts assist a diverse population of students who may not be able to continue their education without financial assistance…to better serve the disadvantaged.”
Carol DarlingScholarship Committee Chair, Palm-Aire Women's Club
“I definitely would suggest students go out and interact with SCF Faculty and try to make lasting relationship with the school. The most important things I learned were how to make connections with professionals in the program and time management skills.”
Rocco PennellaSCF Alumnus, Construction Management Technologies
“Some designs reminded me of traditional ‘I voted’ stickers like everyone has, but his stood out because of how he took advantage of our manatee symbol.”
Michael Bennett, Manatee County Supervisor of ElectionsCommenting on designed by SCF graphic design Student Jason Stewart Winner of Design Contest for I Voted Sticker in Manatee County
“SCF well prepared the employees to come to work for us. They bring the skills with them and we only hve to teach them how we do it and not the technical aptitude, which is really nice.”
David SpirePresident & CEO of United Systems
“As a not-so-stellar high school student who ended up as a non-traditional college student, being afforded the opportunity to go to my first choice in a transfer school is amazing and is proof of the incredible opportunities SCF is providing people with all the time, and for that I am extremely thankful.”
Michael Moore, Jr. SCF Alumnus and Brain Bowl Fire Team Member
“I had friends who went to large universities right out of high school. When they told me that they were in classrooms taught by graduate assistants, I couldn’t help but believe that I had gotten a better education because I attended small classes taught by an MJC Professor.”
Marianne BarnebeySCF Alumna and former Bradenton City Councilwoman
“I’m a true believer that MCC helped me get where I am today.”
John LaCivitaSCF Alumnus and Vice President and Partner at Willis A. Smith Construction, Inc.
“I am inspired to serve on SCF Foundation Board of Directors and the impact our fundraising has on SCF Students, programs, and capital projects.”
Michael FullerSCF Foundation Board President/Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management-Sarasota
“It is easy to give when the impact and return on charitable investment is so high and vital to our region’s economy.”
Dorothy KorszenSCF Foundation Board Vice President/Farr Law Firm Principal – (Charlotte-Sarasota-Venice)
“Planning a legacy gift with exceptional SCFF Staff was icing on the cake to finalizing my perpetual charitable wishes and bequest.”
Anonymous Legacy Donor
“After 14 year’s of volunteer service to SCFF Mission – I am leaving this outstanding board of directors; but not its mission. I would encourage anyone to consider board membership at SCF Foundation. It is outstanding!”
Cathy KuhlmanFormer SCF Foundation Board of Director President SCF Ambassador, Evening Under the Stars Fundraising Past Chair
"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give."
Winston ChurchillFormer Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
"No-one has ever become poor by giving."
Anne FrankExcerpt from the Diary of Anne Frank
“Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.“
Booker T. WashingtonAmerican educator, author, orator, and adviser to multiple presidents of the United States.