Foundation Funds

Funds

A number of funds have been established by the Gordon State College Foundation in order to support the work and advancement of Gordon State College.

Gifts to endowed scholarships established by the Foundation are directed to the corpus of the scholarship to help that endowment grow and provide a healthier pay-out to the recipient. Anyone can make a gift to a scholarship and gifts can be made in any size.

Funds may or may not be endowed. Funds may be set up for long-term support of a specific purpose or to a temporary project and once the funds required are raised and the project is completed then the fund goes away. Likewise, anyone can make a gift of any size to a fund.

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Individuals wishing to establish a fund or an endowed scholarship should contact Montrese Adger Fuller, Vice President of Advancement, External Relations, and Marketing at montreseaf@gordonstate.edu or 678.359.5739.


FUNDS

Alumni Association General Fund (1151)

Gifts may be made to support the work of the Gordon State College Alumni Association. Gifts made will be expended at the direction of the Gordon State College Alumni Association Advisory Board.

Art Department Fund (1158)

Gifts to this fund support the Gordon State College Art Department.

Athletic Endowment Fund (1157)

Gifts to this fund will be used to create a perpetual endowment to support the athletic program at Gordon State College.

Athletic Endowment Support Fund (1163)

Gifts to this fund support fundraising for the Athletic Endowment Fund. Funds may support the purchase of advertising, postage, copying, or other expenses related to fundraising for the athletic endowment.

Athletic Department Fund (1178)

Gifts to this fund support the operating needs of the overall Athletic department.  Funds may support the purchase of uniforms, equipment, and other expenses related to the Athletic department.

Baseball Team Fund (1175)

Gifts to this fund support the Baseball team.

Basketball Team Fund (1173)

Gifts to this fund support the Basketball team.

Pat Brown Nursing Practice Lab (1168)

Gifts to this fund support equipment for and maintenance of the Pat Brown Practice Lab, a long-time nursing faculty member.

Campus Food Pantry Fund (1187)

Gifts to this fund support purchasing non-perishable, shelf-stable food for students facing food insecurity.

Constance H. Chinery Fine and Performing Arts Fund (ES1192)

This fund was established in Feb. 2020 by Mr. Daniel C. White in memory of his aunt, Constance H. Chinery.  It is the desire of Mr. White that the funds be used to provide support for the Fine and Performing Arts Program which includes support for the concert and theatre series for such things as ongoing production expenses for programming for the campus and the community. 

Club Football Fund (1203)

Gifts to this fund support the intramural Club Football team.

 Enrollment Management and Student Affairs Support Fund (1195)

Gifts to this fund support the work of the Department of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs as it strives to fulfill the mission of the college.

Faculty and Staff Award Fund (1204)

Gifts to this fund provide an annual award to one faculty member and one staff member in recognition of outstanding service.

Farewell Fund (1167)

This fund is used to collect contributions to provide a farewell gift for the President upon retirement or departure.

Fine and Performing Arts Department Fund (1197)

Gifts to this fund provide support to the Fine and Performing Arts Department.

Friends of Gordon State College Annual Fund (0101)

This fund is for unrestricted gifts to the Foundation and is used for the operation of the Foundation. The use of monies given to this fund is governed by the approved annual budget of the Foundation adopted every Fall for the following calendar year.  Exceptions to the adopted budget are made by a vote of the foundation trustees. This fund is critical to the operation of the Foundation.

Gap Student Assistance Fund (1191)

Gifts to this fund provide aid to students that need financial assistance with tuition and fees that are not covered by financial aid.

George H. Hightower, Sr. Adult Simulation Lab Fund

This fund was established by the Hightower family in May, 2017.  It is the desire of the Hightower family that the funds be used to support the George H. Hightower, Sr. Adult Simulation Lab and the programming within it so that it may always reflect the standards of excellence that George H. Hightower, Sr. held for the program from its earliest beginnings.

Honors Program Fund (1189)

Gifts made to this fund help provide materials and programming for the Honors program.

Jones-Story Student Assistance Fund (ES1182)

Gifts to this fund provide one-time emergency assistance to students in dire financial need. These funds make it possible for many students to remain enrolled and complete their education that might not otherwise be able to do so.  Applications are available by contacting the Office of Advancement, External Relations, and Marketing at advancement@gordonstate.edu.

Memorial Tree and Bench Fund (1140) - PROGRAM UNDER REVIEW

Please contact the Office of Advancement, External Relations, and Marketing at 678-359-5739 before making a gift to this fund. In order to place a bench or tree and plaque on the campus sufficient funds must be given to cover the cost of the bench or tree and plaque. These gifts can be made in honor or in memory of an individual.

Dr. H. Prentice Miller Book Fund (0150)

Gifts to this fund are used to purchase books for the library.  An alumnus of Gordon (HS '23) and Emory University ('28), Dr. Miller served as Dean of Alumni at Emory from 1960 until 1984.  He served as a trustee of Gordon Military College and as the first president of the Gordon Junior College Foundation. 

Military Memorial Plaza Fund (1160)

Gifts to this fund resulted in the construction of a military memorial. The memorial plaza consists of a wall of honor listing those from Gordon who died in military service, and a portico representing Gordon Military High School and College. The names of those who gave at least $1,000 were placed on a plaque at the site. Gifts received since completion of the memorial will be utilized for adding names, and maintenance and upkeep of the memorial and the landscaping.

Music Department Fund (1180)

Gifts to this fund support the Music department and its programs.  Funds may be disbursed as scholarships for band participation.

Natural Sciences Department Research Fund (1199)

Gifts to this fund support the Natural Sciences Department's research.

Cyrus Neuner Faculty/Staff Enrichment Fund (1143)

Gifts to this fund provide support for faculty and staff to attend professional development training.

Nursing and Health Sciences Department Fund (1198)

Gifts to this fund support the Nursing and Health Sciences Department.

 Franklin Delano Roosevelt Lecture Series Fund (ES1195)

This fund was established in January, 2020 by Mr. Dan White.  It is the desire of Mr. White that the funds be used to provide support for the annual Franklin D. Roosevelt Lecture Series held on or near April 12 at Gordon State College.

School of Education Fund (1194)

Gifts to this fund support the School of Education and its programs.

Service Learning Projects Fund (1201)

Gifts to this fund support various service learning projects on campus.

Soccer Team Fund (1193)

Gifts to this fund support the Soccer team.

Softball Team Fund (1174)

Gifts to this fund support the Softball team.

Student Emergency Assistance Fund (1202)

Gifts to this fund provide one-time financial assistance to students experiencing unforeseen emergency  situations.

Study Abroad Program Fund (1188)

Gifts to this fund provides support to students participating in the Study Abroad Program.

Theatre Department Fund (1196)

Gifts to this fund support the Theatre Department.


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