Holmes Community College Development Foundation was established more than 45 years ago to represent the nine-county district 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 doubled its goal. The mission of this campaign was to obtain support for student scholarships, instructional technology, program startup, etc.
The Foundation is governed by an 18-member Board of Directors, who annually elect officers from its membership. In addition to the Board of Directors, there is a Foundation Board of Governors with representation from the nine counties served by the college.
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