The Shelton State Community College Foundation, Inc. (Foundation), was organized and incorporated in 1984 for the purpose of stimulating voluntary private support from alumni, parents, friends, corporations, foundations, and others for the benefit of the College. The Foundation exists to raise and manage private resources supporting the mission and priorities of the College, and provide opportunities for students and a margin of institutional excellence not achievable with institutional funds alone. The Foundation is dedicated to assisting the College in the building of the endowment and in addressing, through financial support, the long-term academic and other priorities of the College.
The Foundation is a separately incorporated non-profit 501 (c)(3) tax exempt organization, responsible for identifying and nurturing relationships with potential donors and friends of the College; soliciting cash, securities, real and intellectual property, and other private resources to support the College; and acknowledging and stewarding gifts in accordance with donor intent and its fiduciary responsibilities. The Foundation plans for and manages private contributions and works with the College to assist and advise in such activities.