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Program Director
Name Maria S. Tripovich
Title Director of Development and GC Foundation
Room M-300
Program Area
Development & GC Foundation
Phone 409-944-1320
Email mtripovi@gc.edu
Administrative Assistant II
Name Gloria Milton
Phone 409-944-1306
Email

gmilton@gc.edu

The Office of Development and the Galveston College Foundation exist to support and enhance the ability of Galveston College to achieve its mission of advancing people’s lives through lifelong learning. 

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Beginning in the fall of 2018, the Galveston College Foundation Universal Access Community Endowment scholarship will institute a new lifetime limit of $4,620 for full-time and part-time students, which covers tuition and required fees for a 60-credit hour associate degree. All students must have a degree plan on file. Upon enrollment for the Universal Access Community Endowment award, a student’s allocation must be used within a five-year period. A one-time $200 book-only voucher will be given to each eligible student and must be used in the first semester that it is assessed. The un-used balance will not be forwarded to future semesters.

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The traditional sources of funding available to the college (state funding, property taxes, tuition, and fees) are not enough to provide for all that needs to be done. The Galveston College Foundation provides opportunities for any individual, company or other organization to make a difference in our community by supporting Galveston College. There are many ways that you can assist the College to fulfill its vision of being.

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Galveston College Foundation

The Galveston College Foundation provides opportunities for any individual, company or organization to help the College. There are many ways you can assist the College to fulfill its mission:

The Office of Development and the Galveston College Foundation exist to support and enhance the ability of Galveston College to achieve its mission of advancing people’s lives through lifelong learning. 

Donation Form

Thank you for your interest in supporting the Galveston College Foundation through your gift. Making a donation online is easy and secure.

If you prefer mailing in your gift, please download the Donation Form and send it with your check or money order, made payable to the Galveston College Foundation to:

Galveston College
Development and G.C. Foundation
4015 Avenue Q
Galveston, Texas 77550

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Universal Access Endowment Fund

Universal Access, a nationally recognized program that the community of Galveston created, provides education and career training opportunities for Galveston citizens regardless of income. The Universal Access commitment encourages and inspires students to complete their education and improve their quality of life. Since Fall 2001 every local high school, GED and home schooled graduate has been eligible to apply for assistance with tuition and fees through the Universal Access program at Galveston College.

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Universal Access Book Fund

Recently, A one-time book stipend of $200 to assist eligible students. Universal Access, a nationally recognized program that the community of Galveston created, provides education and career training opportunities for Galveston citizens regardless of income. The Universal Access commitment encourages and inspires students to complete their education and improve their quality of life. Since Fall 2001 every local high school, GED and homeschooled graduate has been eligible to apply for free tuition through the Universal Access program at Galveston College. 

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President's Partners Fund

Galveston College has enjoyed numerous partnerships with individuals, businesses, industries and organizations that have helped support and employ our students. The President’s Partners Fund was established to allow the College’s CEO to interact with groups on the local, state, and national level to further the mission of Galveston College. President’s Partners Fund contributors of $100 or more will be extended an invitation twice annually to join the President in a culinary and conversational experience.

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Scholarships

The Galveston College Foundation holds all the College’s scholarship funds and provides for student awards on an annual basis. Named scholarships can be created as endowed funds through a $10,000 gift, while smaller amounts can be donated to unrestricted scholarships. Funding scholarships is a long-term commitment with positive implications for Galveston and College and students.

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Athletic Programs

The Whitecaps intercollegiate athletic program provides opportunities for students to improve their athletic and academic abilities. The Whitecaps Baseball and Softball Teams produce successful graduates, professional athletes and outstanding career minded individuals. Donate to help grow the GC Whitecaps athletic program with a donation today!  

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Beacon Square Fund
The “front door” Beacon Square development, dedicated as part of the College’s 40th Anniversary, features the restored South Jetty Lighthouse cupola at 39th Street and Avenue Q in Galveston. Live oaks with commemorative plaques are available for $3000 each.

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Planned Giving

For those wishing to establish a more lasting relationship with Galveston College, they may include the College in their estate planning. Planned giving helps ensure the College’s long-term financial strength and its ability to effectively carry out its mission. There are many methods of planned giving.

These include:

  • Bequeathing specific dollar amounts or tangible property in a will to the College
  • Directing in a will that the College receive all or part of any remaining assets after any payment of any bequests or estate-related expenses
  • Establishing a trust that pays  a lifetime income to a spouse or other beneficiaries, after which the trust assets, or a portion of them are given to the College
  • Designating the College as the beneficiary of your IRA, 401(K) or (B), other retirement plan or insurance

Planned giving enables a donor to make a larger gift than is usually possible during one’s lifetime by designating assets currently held on reserve to a worthy cause. Heirs may also qualify for federal and/or state estate tax deduction, reducing the taxable portion of an estate.  Donors are extended special recognition and the opportunity to be part of private receptions honoring those who partner with President and the Board of Regents for the College’s evolution as a premier institution of higher learning for people of Galveston.

To learn more about estate planning and other giving opportunities for the College, please e-mail  Mrs. Maria Tripovich at mtripovi@gc.edu or call 409-944-1303.

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Other
Any designation or amount of your choice is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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The Foundation

In 1996, the Galveston College Foundation formed a separate community based non-profit, an IRS 501 (c) 3, in large part, to establish the Universal Access program which was designed to reduce local high school drop-out rates by providing college tuition and fee payments for local high school graduates regardless of income level. The generosity of local businesses, individuals, and area foundations established an endowment of $6.2 million. This combined with federal assistance permits Galveston College to offer an unparalleled tuition assistance program for the well to do and underserved.

Please see the Universal Access Guidelines and Foundation links.

 

Universal Access Scholarship

2019—2020

Universal Access Community
Enrollment Requirements

Universal Access Flyer

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Universal Access Community
Endowment Scholarship

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