About the Foundation

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Our Mission 
The Lone Star College Foundation’s mission is to change lives through student scholarships and quality educational programs achieved by excellence in relationship building, fundraising, and investment management.   

Our Vision 
The Lone Star College Foundation is nationally recognized for its unique and innovative public and private partnerships which generate financial resources to change lives.

Our Values
The following values describe the Lone Star College Foundation culture and our desire to CREATE opportunity for students, faculty, and our donors:

Creativity. We are dynamic friend and fund raisers. We are innovative investors. We see differentiation as a positive.
Relationships. We value relationships and relationship building. We are committed to building a community amongst our donors, the Lone Star College System, and the 11 independent schools districts we serve collectively maximizing the opportunity to change lives.
Excellence. We are committed to the highest standards in fundraising, investing, and communicating with our stakeholders.
Accountability. We act in a way that exemplifies responsible stewardship and builds trust with our stakeholders.
Trust. We act with integrity and do the right thing on behalf of our stakeholders.
Enthusiasm. We are committed to the foundation’s vision and have the energy, passion, and desire to accomplish our stated goals.


About Us
Established as a 501(c)(3) Type I corporation, the LSC Foundation secures and manages unrestricted and restricted assets to continually support and enrich the academic and scholarship programs of LSCS.

Through an annual golf tournament, annual StarGala and generous donations by individuals, corporations, businesses and other organizations, the Foundation is able to grant numerous scholarships annually to students attending our colleges and centers.

Since its creation in 1991, the Foundation has expanded its initial investment of $20,000 into an extensive portfolio of almost $21,037,000.  View our 2013 Form 990 and our 2013 Annual Audit.

Currently, the Foundation manages 635 endowed scholarship accounts and 60 planned endowments.  In partnership with the Lone Star College System, the Foundation annually funds programs, which provide creative and unique educational opportunities.

The Foundation seeks commitments from individuals, companies, organizations and corporations, throughout our region.  We seek your partnership, because you DO make the difference!

View our most recent Annual Report, and see how you help us fulfill the mission of the Lone Star College Foundation. We are changing lives with higher education.


Student Highlight

Julian Ciarella

Lone Star College-North Harris winner of the 2013-2014 Student Essay Challenge

Julian Ciarella is the first of his family to attend college, and has done so in an ambitious fashion. Julian is not only a 4.0 student at LSC-North Harris, but he is also a Phi Theta Kappa member and active participant in the Lone Star Leadership College. He is an enthusiast of all things in the spheres of math, science, and politics.

With the “American Dream” in mind, Julian is determined to obtain an Associate’s Degree of Science from Lone Star College-North Harris.  He is also determined to complete his education at Texas A&M University as a petroleum engineering major by 2016.

Read his complete essay that he presented at the Chancellor's Breakfast on February 5, 2014.


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