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About Us

Working together with individuals, organizations, and businesses in our community, we are able to help many students transform their lives through the power of a higher education and philanthropy.

Mission

The Polk State College Foundation, Inc. is a tax-exempt corporation whose purpose is to provide Polk State College with resources for the advancement of the College, its students, faculty, staff and other constituencies in fulfillment of the College’s mission.

Philosophy

The Polk State College Foundation works hand-in-hand with the College to help it meet its hallmarks and commitment to the community of access and affordability to higher education.  Scholarships are a key way the Foundation accomplishes this and, as such, remains the Foundation’s number one fundraising priority.  While the attached documentation details the exact cost of attending Polk State College, gifts at every level are appreciated and truly make a difference in the lives of Polk State students.  Some students, indeed, need help paying for the majority of their tuition, while others simply need help with the cost of a book to be able to afford taking a class at Polk.

Governance

The Polk State College Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of community leaders, as well as a strong management team to ensure that your donation is wisely managed and leveraged to maximize the benefit to the students.

IRS Designation

The Polk State College Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization as designated by the Internal Revenue Service.  Donations to the Polk State College Foundation are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Recognition

Gifts to Polk State College Foundation are recognized in a variety of ways according to giving level.  Examples include: donor listing in Foundation publications and on the web site, and invitations to College and Foundation events.  Significant contributions are eligible to receive permanent recognition at a Polk State College Campus or Center.

Your positive consideration of a gift to the Polk State College Foundation is greatly appreciated.  To craft a donation that meets your passion and commitment to higher education, as well as the priorities of Polk State College please contact:

Polk State College Foundation – 863.297.1071
999 Avenue H. Northeast
Winter Haven, FL 33881
www.polk.edu/foundation