GOCC Foundation

GOCC Foundation

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What Your Gift Will Mean...

Community Colleges change lives by making higher education available to everyone. Contributions to the Foundation benefit the entire community and its economy.

  • Economic growth as Glen Oaks programs and enrollment grow.
  • A larger pool of better trained workers available to employers.
  • Increased productivity in the workplace due to a workforce trained in the latest technology.
  • Expanded retraining opportunities for workers to stay competitive in the job market.
  • New business and industry attracted by the improved workers.
  • More open doors of opportunity and prosperity for a generation to come.
  • The College will remain accessible, at an affordable tuition, for area students.
  • The College will remain a bridge between secondary schools and four-year institutions.

Why Are Gifts Needed?

The State of Michigan provides less than 30 percent of the College’s operating budget. The College Board of Trustees is committed to providing accessible education to the residents of the County, and to holding tuition at an affordable rate.

All Major Credit Cards Accepted

Buy A Brick or Donate Directly

The Foundation is launching a brick campaign. By purchasing an engraved brick, you will leave a lifetime legacy and your support of Glen Oaks Community College will continue to transform lives and advance communities.

Foundation Contact Information



Glen Oaks Foundation
62249 Shimmel Road
Centreville, MI
49032-9719

Phone: 269-294-4384
Fax: 269-467-7912
Toll Free: 1-866-412-4567
Website: www.glenoaks.edu/foundation

Programs & Services


The following programs and services at Glen Oaks Community College have been wholly or partially funded by gifts from the GOCC Foundation:

  • Scholarships, Awards, and Emergency Funds
  • Learning Resource and Individualized Instruction Centers
  • Furnishings and Equipment for the Business Development Center
  • Speakers Program
  • Visiting Artist Program
  • Equipment for Fitness Center
  • Equipment for Nursing, Automotive, Data Processing, Electronics, and Science Departments
  • Capital Building Projects

History


GOCC Foundation was incorporated in 1979 as a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) organization that supports the educational programs and services at the college. The Foundation raises and appropriates funds for various programs and activities which support the mission and objectives of GOCC.

 

Mission Statement


The mission of the Glen Oaks Community College Foundation is to award scholarships and grants to students, faculty and staff members of Glen Oaks Community College, and to maintain and develop the facilities and services of Glen Oaks Community College for broader educational opportunities and services.

 

Board of Directors

Jeffrey Gatton, President
Market President-Southern Michigan, Horizon Bank

Phyllis Youga, Vice President
Marketing Director, Sturgis Hospital

David H. Devier, Secretary/Treasurer
President, Glen Oaks Community College

Vonda Marrow, Foundation Director
Director, Glen Oaks Community College Foundation

Julie A. Andrews
Vice President Trust Officer, Century Bank

Anita Sholl
Staff Accountant, Burr Oak Tool

David Casterline
Independent Member

John Dresser
Independent Member

Dr. Bud Malinoski
Dentist, President of Malinoski & Associates

Dr. Philip G. Ward
Retired, former President Glen Oaks Community College

Terry Conklin
Superintendent, Burr Oak Community School

Mary Dechow
Retired, Director Government & Regulatory Affairs Spartan Stores

Executive Board Members

Jeffrey Gatton
Jeffrey Gatton
President
Phyllis Youga
Phyllis Youga
Vice-President
David Devier
Dr. David Devier
Secretary/Treasurer
Vonda Marrow
Vonda Marrow
Foundation Director

To Learn More:

Visit the GuideStar web site, www.guidestar.org. Just enter Glen Oaks Community College Foundation in the search field to view our non-profit organization and the work we do. Once there you will find publicized information shared completely and openly; updated frequently with our goals, accomplishments, needs, programs, mission and the most recent tax filing data. All completely free.