Nashville State Community College Foundation
120 White Bridge Road
Nashville TN 37209-4515
Student Services Building, Nashville State Community College Main Campus
Mission Statement

The Nashville State Community College Foundation’s work -- to provide quality education, remove financial barriers, and empower students at Nashville State to achieve their dreams for a brighter future — is in service of the College’s mission to provide comprehensive educational programs and partnerships, exemplary services, an accessible, progressive learning environment, and responsible leadership to improve the quality of life for the community we serve.

 
Our ultimate goal is to ensure that every student who enrolls at Nashville State has access to a comprehensive system of supportive resources that removes all potential barriers (financial and otherwise) to the completion of a degree or certificate program. By making the dream of attending and completing college a reality for Nashville State students, we provide those students a means of increasing their career potential, household income, and quality of life while also producing a skilled and talented workforce to meet Middle Tennessee's economic needs.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mrs. Lauren Bell
Board Chair Mr. Joey Hatch
Board Chair Company Affiliation Executive Vice President, Skanska USA Building, Inc.
History & Background
Year of Incorporation 1994
Organization's type of tax exempt status 501-C3
Financial Summary
Graph: Expense Breakdown Graph - All Years
 
 
Projected Expenses $527,559.00
Projected Annual Revenue $612,000.00 (2018)
Statements
Mission

The Nashville State Community College Foundation’s work -- to provide quality education, remove financial barriers, and empower students at Nashville State to achieve their dreams for a brighter future — is in service of the College’s mission to provide comprehensive educational programs and partnerships, exemplary services, an accessible, progressive learning environment, and responsible leadership to improve the quality of life for the community we serve.

 
Our ultimate goal is to ensure that every student who enrolls at Nashville State has access to a comprehensive system of supportive resources that removes all potential barriers (financial and otherwise) to the completion of a degree or certificate program. By making the dream of attending and completing college a reality for Nashville State students, we provide those students a means of increasing their career potential, household income, and quality of life while also producing a skilled and talented workforce to meet Middle Tennessee's economic needs.
Background The Nashville Tech Foundation was chartered in March 1994 for the exclusive support of Nashville State Technical Institute with a primary mission of raising funds for student scholarships and academic programs insufficiently funded by other sources. On July 1, 2002, the Tennessee General Assembly and the Tennessee State Governor approved a mission expansion of Nashville State to become a comprehensive community college. With that change, the school was renamed Nashville State Technical Community College. There were no changes made to the mission of the Nashville Tech Foundation. In March 2005, the Nashville Tech Foundation officially changed its name to the Nashville State Community College Foundation to reflect the College’s name change. Since 1994, the Nashville State Community College Foundation has invested in the dreams of the students at the College by raising funds to support scholarships and academic programs and will continue to make these investments in the years to come.
Impact

Since 1994, the foundation has worked to remove financial barriers and prepare students for educational and career success. Funds raised are used to benefit the students of Nashville State through:

  • ·         Scholarships for tuition and/or textbook assistance.
  • ·         Academic program support (improvements to infrastructure and technology).
  • ·         Emergency funding for students through our Helping Hand Fund.
  • ·         Financial support for cultural enrichment activities.
  • ·         Emerging Needs that support Student Success.

Our ongoing goals include a continued focus on the following:

  • ·         Building strong programs that meet Nashville’s workforce development needs.
  • ·         Providing training on current equipment/technology/skills.
  • ·         Removing financial barriers and opening doors of opportunity for our students.
  • ·         Improving student retention and graduation.
  • ·         Developing pathways to jobs.
  • ·         Strengthening our presence and partnerships in the community.
Needs
  1. Financial support to fund need-based and program-specific initiatives for both adult students and traditional students
  2. Academic program support for curriculum development and equipment purchases and upgrades
  3. Faculty professional development support so that faculty can keep up-to-date with changes in technology, research, teaching methodology, and new programs 
  4. Capital outlay and funding support to provide the College with additional operating dollars in lieu of reduced public funding
Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Education / Scholarships & Student Financial Aid
Secondary Organization Category Education / Undergraduate Colleges
Tertiary Organization Category Education / Two-Year Colleges
Areas of Service
Areas Served
TN - Cheatham
TN - Davidson
TN - Dickson
TN - Hickman
TN - Houston
TN - Humphreys
TN - Maury
TN - Montgomery
TN - Robertson
TN - Rutherford
TN - Stewart
TN - Sumner
TN - Williamson
TN - Wilson
Board Chair Statement
In today’s competitive workforce, higher education is essential for career success. Nashville State Community College equips its students with the tools necessary to be successful contributors to the workforce. To sustain the Nashville area economy, everyone needs to have the chance to complete a college education or obtain advanced and/or technical career training.
 
Our efforts are led by our dedicated Board of Trustees, representing a broad cross-section of business leaders who are committed to expanding access to higher education and furthering regional workforce and economic development. Several of our Board members are alumni of Nashville State or other community colleges around the country, so they know first-hand the impact that a community college education can have on a person's future.
 
Governor Bill Haslam’s two signature community college scholarship programs, Tennessee Promise and Tennessee Reconnect, are changing the landscape of higher education in our state; tuition-free community college education will soon be a reality for all Tennesseans. But we know that tuition assistance alone doesn’t guarantee student success. The hidden costs of transportation, housing, textbooks, and more continue to serve as barriers to graduation. Programs and services that offer increased academic support and mentorship for students could also help students achieve their dreams of completing college. With this in mind, the Foundation is working to raise funds that support our students in a more holistic fashion.
 
Another challenge is the need for additional funds to continually improve academic programs and provide teachers with professional development on the newest technologies and methods available. Technology and teaching methods are ever-evolving and it is critical that students are taught using the newest tools and techniques. I have seen this institution change people’s lives and I know that, with the support of the Middle Tennessee community, Nashville State can be a driving force of community and economic development in the region and the answer for so many individuals who want to make a difference for themselves and their careers. Thank you for your support of Nashville State Community College and, most importantly, our students.
CEO Statement
Nashville State Community College Foundation's primary role is to support the students of Nashville State Community College and to raise funds that strengthen the programming of the College. Our goal is to develop financial resources that expand access to higher education in order to further Middle Tennessee's workforce and economic development. Nashville State Community College offers high demand academic degree and certificate programs and customized corporate training to more than 10,000 students each semester. 
 
Many of our students qualify as low-income; 67% receive financial aid in the form of grants or scholarships. More than 57% of our students attend part-time and many hold down full-time jobs while attending. Our students overcome tremendous obstacles to get their educations, but their time spent at the College provides them with the skills necessary for a successful future in the workforce or as they pursue additional education at four-year universities. 
 
Our graduates contribute to the economic sustainability of the region and provide area businesses with a steady stream of qualified employees; approximately 80% of Nashville State's graduates reside in Middle Tennessee after graduation. Additionally, Nashville State provides education and training for area businesses, further strengthening the regional workforce. Nashville State Community College is a sound investment not only in the lives of our students, but also in Nashville's future.
Programs
Description
The NSCC Foundation supports students through the provision of scholarship funding. The scholarship support we provide helps students meet their educational goals by alleviating the burden of tuition and fees. Annual program success is measured by the amount of scholarship support awarded, number of students assisted, and graduation and retention rates.
 
The Foundation oversees a number of endowed scholarships. It also raises annual scholarship support from individuals, organizations, corporations, and private foundations whose philanthropic priorities align with the College's mission and/or study in specific degree programs.
 
The number of students who are able to attend our institution directly impacts the Middle Tennessee workforce; a workforce comprised of well-trained employees ultimately results in a strong Middle Tennessee economy.
Budget 200000
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Description
The NSCC Foundation solicits support from individuals, businesses, and organizations that benefit from strengthening the College’s academic programs. Community colleges have the flexibility to create, re-structure, or refine academic programs to address current industry employment needs. Area organizations that partner with the College have the opportunity to influence curriculum so that our students are equipped with the most up-to-date skills necessary for being successful workforce contributors and that the partnering organization’s future employment needs are met.
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Description
The NSCC Foundation’s primary focus has historically been on supporting students through the provision of tuition assistance, but our organization’s priorities are evolving in response to the introduction of Tennessee Promise and Tennessee Reconnect. With the financial burden of tuition no longer serving as the chief barrier to both entry and persistence, the Foundation is eager to begin tackling issues outside this space.
 
Beyond Financial Aid is a collection of initiatives that will provide support — financial and otherwise — for students that goes above and beyond traditional tuition assistance to address the hidden costs of pursuing higher education and improve retention and graduation rates. The program will include community partnerships that leverage a network of resources provided by other organizations within the community that can support student needs outside the classroom. We are particularly interested in providing assistance with transportation, textbooks, childcare, affordable housing, and food security.
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CEO Comments
Nashville / Davidson County is facing significant challenges in terms of poverty, unemployment, and education, especially among communities of color. According to the 2015 Community Needs Evaluation released by Metro Social Services in March 2016, the percentage of Davidson County residents who live in poverty has increased significantly between 2000 and 2014. 
 
Many low-income area residents are eager to improve their job prospects and the City has numerous jobs available, especially in technology, hospitality, and healthcare. Nashville State provides specialized training in all of these fields for a low cost and on a short timeline so that students can get finished and get to work sooner.
 
Recent educational initiatives such as Tennessee Promise and Tennessee Reconnect have helped to make college more affordable for both high school students and adults, but there is still much work to be done to address the hidden costs of attending college. The Foundation staff works with members of the College's administration, faculty, and staff to determine what needs are most critical in order to focus on initiatives that  support improved student retention and graduation rates.
We also provide financial assistance to students from specific populations and/or degree programs, as directed by donors, and we provide faculty and staff grant assistance for projects that enhance student experiences outside the traditional classroom environment.
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Joey Hatch
Company Affiliation Executive Vice President, Skanska USA Building, Inc.
Term July 2016 to June 2018
Email joey.hatch@skanska.com
Board Members
NameAffiliationStatus
Mr. Vic Alexander Chief Manager, Kraft CPAs PLLCVoting
Ms. Lauren Bell Executive Director of Development & Public Affairs, Nashville State Community College FoundationExofficio
Mr. Ryan Cain Co-Founder, Music City Interventions, LLCVoting
Mr. Bob Clement President, Clement and AssociatesVoting
Ms. Kathy Cloninger CEO Emeritus, Girls Scouts of the USAVoting
Mr. Dell Crosslin Managing Principal, Crosslin and AssociatesVoting
Mr. Chad Custer COO & Managing Partner, Nelson MazdaVoting
Ms. Nancy Eisenbrandt COO & Chief Workforce Development Officer, Nashville Area Chamber of CommerceVoting
Mr. Stephen P. Francescon Jr.Community Relations Manager, Piedmont Natural GasVoting
Mr. Bob Grohovsky Senior Account Executive, MicrosoftVoting
Mr. Joey Hatch Executive Vice President, Skanska USA Building, Inc.Voting
Mr. Jamal Hipps Owner & Chief Creative Officer, MPYER Marketing & AdvertisingVoting
Ms. Daynise Joseph Community Impact Manager, Google FiberVoting
Ms. Michelle Joyner Director of Development, Nashville State Community College FoundationExofficio
Chef Max Knoepfel Executive Chef, Music City CenterVoting
Mr. Brian Moyer President & CEO, Nashville Technology CouncilVoting
Ms. Jovonna Palmer Young Leaders Council Intern; HR Manager, CMT/Viacom Media NetworksExofficio
Ms. Camellia I. Petty Engagement Manager, AtibaVoting
Ms. Gini Pupo-Walker Sr. Director of Education Policy, Conexion AmericasVoting
Mr. Randy Rayburn Owner, Midtown Cafe & CabanaVoting
Mr. Ivan Reeves Vice President of HR Global Supply Chain, Dollar GeneralVoting
Mr. Nick Taras President Emeritus, Sysco NashvilleVoting
Dr. George H. Van Allen President, Nashville State Community CollegeExofficio
Ms. Jennifer Way CEO, Way SolutionsVoting
Ms. Kelly West Director of Talent Development, Nashville Health Care CouncilVoting
Mr. Derek Young President & CEO, YMG Enterprises, LLCVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 5
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 20
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 16
Female 10
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 75%
Does the organization have written Board Selection Criteria? No
Does the organization have a written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage of Board Members making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of Board Members making In-Kind Contributions 18%
Does the Board include Client Representation? No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Standing Committees
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Executive
Finance
Board Development / Board Orientation
CEO Comments The Executive Director of Development & Public Affairs and Director of Development are employees of Nashville State Community College and, therefore, participate in performance evaluations each year. The Director of Development is evaluated by the Executive Director of Development & Public Affairs; the Executive Director of Development & Public Affairs is evaluated by the President of the College.
Foundation Staff Comments The Foundation has a standing Board Committee for College Advocacy.
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Mrs. Lauren Bell
Term Start Feb 2017
Email lauren.bell@nscc.edu
Experience


Former CEOs
NameTerm
Dr. Keith Ferguson June 2011 - Sept 2015
Ms. Karin Fielder Weaver Jan 2016 - Jan 2017
Staff
Full Time Staff 3
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 50
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 67%
Plans & Policies
Does the organization have a documented Fundraising Plan? Yes
Does the organization have an approved Strategic Plan? Yes
Number of years Strategic Plan Considers 5
When was Strategic Plan adopted? Jan 2007
In case of a change in leadership, is a Management Succession plan in place? Yes
Does the organization have a Policies and Procedures Plan? Yes
Does the organization have a Nondiscrimination Policy? Yes
Affiliations
AffiliationYear
AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals)2000
Center for Nonprofit Management Excellence Network2006
Alignment Nashville1994
Tennessee Council for Resource Development2000
Tennessee Advancement Resources Council2000
Senior Staff
Title Director of Development
Experience/Biography
CEO Comments Both the Executive Director and the Director of Development are employees of Nashville State Community College and, therefore, participate in performance evaluations each year. The Director of Development is evaluated by the Executive Director and the Executive Director is evaluated by the President of the College.
 
 
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start July 01 2017
Fiscal Year End June 30 2018
Projected Revenue $612,000.00
Projected Expenses $527,559.00
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage
Endowment Spending Percentage (if selected) 5%
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201620152014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$108,277$224,379$0
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Federal$0$0$0
State$0$0$0
Local$0$0$0
Unspecified$0$0$0
Individual Contributions$163,557$162,730$550,179
$0$0$0
$0$0$0
Investment Income, Net of Losses($10,270)$1,183$8,171
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$63,419$60,112($15,136)
Revenue In-Kind$33,084$34,633$0
Other$0($509)$25,517
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$498,763$361,329$320,158
Administration Expense$8,480$6,389$7,726
Fundraising Expense$1,333$208$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.701.311.83
Program Expense/Total Expenses98%98%98%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$1,108,100$1,106,095$986,162
Current Assets$683,174$743,381$654,065
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$159,413$8,849$3,548
Total Net Assets$948,687$1,097,246$982,614
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities4.2984.01184.35
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, Gifts and Grants $163,557Foundations and Corporations $224,379Contributions, Gifts and Grants $550,179
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFoundations and Corporations $108,277Contributions, Gifts and Grants $162,730Unrealized Gains $25,517
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFundraising Events $63,419Fundraising Events $60,112Investment Income $8,171
Capital Campaign
Is the organization currently conducting a Capital Campaign for an endowment or the purchase of a major asset? No
Capital Campaign Goal $0.00
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
Organizational Budgets and Other Documents
FY18 Budget Projections2018
Organization Comments
The Foundation provides aid to students through various scholarships. These scholarships come from a mix of unrestricted funding given for the purpose of supporting Nashville State students and from restricted gifts from donors who wish to establish a named or endowed scholarship fund with a specific award amount and selection criteria.
GivingMatters.com Financial Comments
Financial figures are taken from the 990.
990 was prepared by Jennings & Clouse, PLC.
Comments provided by Kathryn Bennett 5/24/17.
 
Nonprofit Nashville State Community College Foundation
Address 120 White Bridge Road
Nashville, TN 37209 4515
Primary Phone (615) 353-3222
Contact Email foundation@nscc.edu
CEO/Executive Director Mrs. Lauren Bell
Board Chair Mr. Joey Hatch
Board Chair Company Affiliation Executive Vice President, Skanska USA Building, Inc.
Year of Incorporation 1994

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