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Galveston College

About the GC Foundation

Mission Statement

The Galveston College Foundation exists to support and enhance the ability of Galveston College to accomplish its mission of improving people’s lives through lifelong learning.

Students and Support

  • Almost 73% of Galveston College students attend part-time.
  • 38.2% of Galveston College students are enrolled in technical programs.
  • 41.6% of Galveston College students receive Pell-grants.
  • 43.8% of Galveston College faculty are full-time (vs. 39% state average).
  • According to the 2014 Almanac, Galveston College ranked 2nd in each of the three Texas Success Initiative (TSI) subject areas when compared to all other two-year public institutions.


  • Scholarships – Nurture, Prosper
  • Facilities – Build, Maintain
  • Centers – Sustain, Expand
  • Annual Fund – Recruit, Retain

Galveston College Foundation

In 1996, the Galveston College Foundation formed a separate community based non-profit, an IRS 501 (c) 3, in large part, to establish the Universal Access program which was designed to reduce local high school drop-out rates by providing college tuition and fee payments for local high school graduates regardless of income level. The generosity of local businesses, individuals, and area foundations established an endowment of $6.2 million. This combined with federal assistance permits Galveston College to offer an unparalleled tuition assistance program for the well to do and underserved. Please see the Universal Access Guidelines and Foundation links. Consider a gift to Universal Access and click Donate Now.

GC Alumni 50th Anniversary Planning

The Office of Development and Galveston College Foundation in collaboration with senior administration and volunteer leadership seeks to grow an alumni association, an activities calendar for GC’s Golden Anniversary in 2016-17, pursue a grants calendar for bricks and mortar projects, and assure scholarship opportunities for deserving students.

Contact Galveston College Foundation

Maria S. Tripovich, Director of Development and G.C. Foundation