The primary organization involved in soliciting funds for Gainesville State College is the Gainesville State College Foundation. The Foundation is a Georgia not-for-profit corporation and is classified by the IRS as 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions to the Foundation are tax deductible as provided by law.
An Executive Committee is responsible for the affairs of the Foundation, including the solicitation, management, and disbursement of charitable funds. The president of Gainesville State College and the CEO of the Foundation sit as ex-officio members of the Board.
The purpose of the Foundation is to aid and benefit the College in the advancement of its educational purposes. The Foundation does so through the solicitation of gifts of real or personal property from individuals, organizations, corporations, and other entities.
The Foundation Office is the office responsible for coordinating all fundraising activities related to Gainesville State College. Specific responsibilities of this office related to fundraising are to:
- Organize and manage an effective program of private gift support from friends, businesses, alumni, and other organizations and foundations.
- Approve all fundraising activities by any organization whose primary purpose is to raise funds for the benefit of Gainesville State College or by any organization that uses Gainesville State College’s name and/or facilities for the purpose of fundraising.
- Keep accurate records and reports of all gifts made to the Foundation for the benefit of Gainesville State College.
All organizations separate from Gainesville State College whose primary purpose is to raise money for Gainesville State College programs shall obtain approval of their activity before fundraising activities are implemented. Forms for this purpose are available from the Foundation Office.