About Us

About Us

Gulf Coast State College Foundation

History, Vision, and Mission

The Gulf Coast State College Foundation, Inc. was incorporated on October 16, 1967 by the State of Florida as a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.  The original charter was signed by Dr. Richard Morley, president of Gulf Coast Community College at the time of incorporation, Captain Mark Starkweather, Mrs. Mark Starkweather, Mrs. M.F. Parker, Mr. Amos Howard, Mr. John Moseley, and Mr. Roland Vines. Since that time, the Foundation has grown considerably in membership and assets while remaining faithful to its original philosophy and purpose. The Foundation has two Director Emeritus, Mr. Charles Abbott (1910-2010) and Ms. Karen Hanes.

Vision Statement

Based on the principles of trust and integrity, the vision of the Gulf Coast State College Foundation is to advance the causes of Gulf Coast State College.

Mission Statement

The Gulf Coast State College Foundation’s mission is to create a scholarship program providing educational opportunities to deserving students.  Further, the mission of the Foundation is to enhance the educational programs and student services available at Gulf Coast State College.  Through the active involvement and leadership of citizens united by these purposes, the Foundation serves as an effective liaison between the College and the community.  The Foundation assists the College in enriching the community through cultural opportunities and in enhancing the economic development of the community with educational programs.

2015 Board of Directors

Ms. Kim Adams Mr. Tom King
Ms. Mary Sue Adams Ms. Lucy Lewis
Mr. Tony Bennett Ms. Lisa Maner
Mr. Les Brackett Mr. Glen McDonald
Mr. Hal Burleson Mr. Brendan Murphy
Mr. Scott Clemo Ms. Mary Jo Myers
Ms. Kathy Crowley Dr. Amal Sidani-Tabbaa
Ms. Donna Duncan Hon. Don Sirmons (Ret)
Ms. Brenda Galloway Mr. Floyd Skinner
Mr. Joey Ginn Mr. Roy Smith
Ms. Rebecca Hall-Cary Mr. David Trepanier
Mr. Joe L. Hamner Dr. Charles Voorhis, III
Hon. James Harris, Jr. Mr. Charles Weathersby
Mr. Mark Hess Ms. Valentina Webb
Ms. Carolyn Husband Mr. John Whitlock
Ms. Pamela Kidwell Mr. Michael Wilbur

Board of Director Nominations

Each year, individuals in the community who wish to be on the Foundation Board must complete and submit an application to be considered.  Nominations are held in the fall of each year.  Candidates must be a Foundation member in good standing either by paying dues or by reaching a certain giving level.

Annual Report

2014 Foundation Annual Report WEB_Page_012014 Gulf Coast State College Foundation Annual Report