Development Foundation

Giving

Holmes Community College Development Foundation was established more than 25 years ago to represent the nine districts the college serves. Its purpose is to provide funds for scholarships for students attending Holmes as well as provide funds to support other educational activities of the college, such as faculty development, modernization of classroom equipment, student development activities and sponsorship of capital improvement campaigns.

Since its inception it has conducted campaigns for furnishing the old president's home to be used as a bed and breakfast and other alumni meetings. In addition to furnishing the house, it raised funds for the construction of a courtyard to be used for receptions and the paving of a supporting parking area.

The Foundation conducted the Lighting the Way Campaign in which $1.5 million was raised to support college programs. The Foundation also raised funds amounting to $750,000 for the building of the Chapel on the Hill which serves as the centerpiece for the campus and is used for recitals, weddings and other religious activities.

In 2011, the Foundation launched a Capital Campaign with a goal of $7 million and has currently double its goal. The mission of this campaign was obtain support for student scholarships, instructional technology, program start up, etc.

The Foundation is governed by a 15-member Board of Directors, who annually elect from its membership, its officers. In addition to the Board of Directors, there is a Foundation Board of Governors with representation from the nine counties served by the college.

Contact

Dr. Lindy McCain, Executive Director
Vice-President for Research and Development
(662) 472-9067
lmccain@holmescc.edu
 
Katherine H. Ellard, Director of Alumni
(662) 472-9134
kellard@holmescc.edu
 
Jack Holmes, Director of Annual Giving
(662) 472-9062
jholmes@holmescc.edu
 
Diane Harman, Assistant Secretary /Treasurer
(662) 472-9017
dharman@holmescc.edu
 
Wirt Hayes, Treasurer
(662) 472-9017
 
Sonny Sparks, Vice President for Financial Services
(662) 472-9015
ssparks@holmescc.edu