Annual Giving

Foundation Membership

Membership in the Gulf Coast State College Foundation is open to all individuals, families, businesses and organizations nationwide. All members should have an interest in the purpose and objectives of the Foundation and the advancement of Gulf Coast State College. A membership includes having a “voice” in Foundation’s mission to provide scholarship opportunites and program support for students attending or planning to attend Gulf Coast State College. For more information on the benefits of being a Foundation member, please contact our staff or Lori Eldridge at [email protected] or (850) 769-1551 x-6010.

Scholarship Support

Your donation will help a Gulf Coast State College student help offset the cost of his/her education.  A scholarship award of any amount is helpful to a student who is trying to further his/her education. In most cases, an endowed scholarship award will help offset 40-50% of a student’s tuition cost. Donors are also encouraged to support the Foundation’s general scholarship fund, which provides support via book vouchers, fees, or other expenses.

Program Support

Your donation will help a Gulf Coast State College faculty or staff member enhance a student’s learning experience. Donations can be focused on any area, degree, or division within the College.  Some programs that donors have created and/ or supported are STEAM College, Small Business Initiative Program; TRiO Mentoring Program, Education Encore Program, ATC Excellence Program, WKGC-FM Radio, Natural Sciences Program, Culinary Arts Program, Gulf Coast State College Athletics Program, Gulf/Franklin Center, Surgical Technology Program and Visual and Performing Arts.

For more information on annual giving or setting up an annual fund, please contact any of our Foundation staff for details.