About the State College of Florida Foundation

Our Mission

We connect donors’ passions and regional partners with State College of Florida’s outstanding students, faculty, programs and community, and we steward foundation assets consistent with our donors’ intent.

Our Vision

We aspire to double our endowment to remove the financial obstacles for all deserving students who want to improve their lives with a State College of Florida education, in order to contribute to the vitality of our community and to expand innovative, academic enhancements of the college to make it the best educational experience in the region.

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Our History

In 1978, a small group of community leaders gathered to address a growing concern of how best to ensure that our local college would be able to meet the growing challenges of the future. A result of this meeting was the birth of what is today called The State College of Florida Foundation, Inc. 

The Foundation founder’s vision to make a great college better, included:
~Providing scholarship opportunities to ensure access to all who desired to pursue higher education.
~Fundraising to better equip the College’s classrooms, faculty development.

They visualized an organization that would contribute to the community’s cultural and economic heritage and empower The State College of Florida through financial flexibility. Currently, the Foundation hosts endowed and annual scholarship programs supporting students in all programs of study. We also provide vehicles to affect physical change on each campus and purchase classroom equipment.

Donor Bill of Rights

Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To assure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the not-for-profit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights:

1. To be informed of the organization’s mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.

2. To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organization’s governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities. 

3. To have access to the organization’s most recent financial statements. 

4. To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given. 

5. To receive appropriate acknowledgment and recognition. 

6. To be assured that information about their donations is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law. 

7. To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature. 

8. To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.

 9. To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share. 

10. To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.