Seminole State Foundation celebrates record-breaking year
Friday, August 9, 2019
Written by: Elisa Rohr
Photo: Seminole State President Dr. Georgia Lorenz addresses the crowd at the Foundation for Seminole State College's Celebration of Giving event.
Over 100 attendees gathered Wednesday, Aug. 7 in celebration of all who have helped the Foundation for Seminole State College of Florida achieve record-breaking fundraising success for the second year in a row.
The Foundation achieved new heights in all areas; providing $2.8 million in scholarships and program support for the College and its students. This includes an all-time high of $1.13 million in scholarship funds that provided 2,015 student scholarships with average awards of $567 that have truly made a difference in the lives of students.
“I am humbled by the level of support we have achieved this past year and just how ‘Seminole State-Connected’ our donors and community partners are to the College,” said Dr. John Gyllin, vice president of resource and economic development at Seminole State and executive director of the Foundation. “We are truly blessed to have the tremendous support for our faculty, students and programs.”
Seminole State President Dr. Georgia Lorenz welcomed guests and shared her appreciation for making these outstanding achievements possible.
“I have been inspired by your ideas, opinions and insights, and by your support for higher education and providing opportunity for everyone to take advantage of what Seminole State has to offer. Be assured that I am taking this information with me into our strategic planning sessions in 2020 to ensure that Seminole State continues to meet the needs of our community and can propel us even further forward,” said Lorenz.
Foundation Points of Pride for the 2018-19 fiscal year include:
- Record-breaking $2.8 million in support provided to Seminole State
- $1.13 million in scholarships and student support through 2,015 awards averaging $567 per award; succeeding last year in number of awards, total amount awarded and the average award amount
- All time-high endowment levels with over $19.7 million through 196 funds
- Over $24.9 million in cumulative support provided to the College over the last 24 years
Honor Roll of Donors
The Foundation is also honored to celebrate its patrons who give $500 or more with the online Honor Roll of Donors. With their contributions, Seminole State can provide many excellent educational opportunities for students.
The Foundation for Seminole State College, founded in 1968, is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation that enhances the College's programs and services through the development and management of private contributions, public grants and community partnerships. For more information, visit www.seminolestate.edu/foundation or email the Foundation directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.