OCTOBER 31, 2013 – FORT MYERS, FLA. – Over the past year, the Edison State College Foundation, Inc. has provided scholarship support to more than 800 students, and hundreds of Edison’s students, faculty and staff members benefited from program improvements provided by donors who gave for program support.
Much of this support comes from the Foundation’s community partners including Follett Education Group, LCEC, B&I Contractors, BBT/Oswald Trippe and Company, AFCO, Fine Mark Bank, FPL, and BSSW Architects.
“Our community partners, corporate and business donors are important to the Foundation because their donations provide visibility of the College to the business’ clients, and their employees get to be engaged with the college and supporting education,” said Kevin Miller, executive director, Edison State College Foundation, Inc.
Whether it’s sponsoring a program, naming a room or college building, sponsoring events, or contributing to a scholarship fund, the Foundation’s corporate donors can choose where they’d like their support to go or be provided options of areas within the college with pressing needs.
“Often, we can match a company’s core business interests with a college program, and it is a win-win match,” Miller said. “A simple gift of support can not only begin the philanthropic relationship, but help our students reach their educational and career goals.”
For more information on how to become an Edison State College Foundation, Inc. donor, call Kevin Miller at 239-489-9036 or visit the Foundation’s website at http://www.edison.edu/wp/foundation/.
About the Edison State College Foundation, Inc.: Since 1966, the Edison State College Foundation has been enhancing the access and quality of education for Edison State students. Its focus is to attract and manage private contributions from individuals, organizations, business, and private foundations to support Edison State’s mission. Managed by a voluntary Board of Directors of business and civic leaders from all five counties served by Edison State College, the Foundation is a private non-profit entity recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization and by the State of Florida as a direct support organization for the benefit of Edison State College.
Celebrating over 50 years of excellence, Edison State College is Southwest Florida’s largest, most accessible and ranked nationally as one of the most affordable institutions of higher education. Serving more than 24,000 students per year regionally, nationally, and internationally, students are also active in a wide variety of clubs and programs that cater to their interests.Nationally, Edison State is ranked 45th among associate degree producers and 26th for its prestigious associate producing Nursing program. For more information please visit edison.edu.