Galveston College announced a $5 million leadership grant from the Moody Foundation toward the College’s Building Tomorrow capital campaign. The gift will support Galveston College’s new Health Sciences Education Center, which broke ground in June 2022.


Construction on the new three-story academic building is underway on the Galveston College main campus at the corner of Avenue Q and 39th Street and is projected to be complete in the fall of 2023.


“The new 64,000-square-foot Health Sciences Education Center will house Galveston College’s Allied Health and Nursing programs, including its new Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program, which will welcome its first cohort in fall 2022,” said Dr. Myles Shelton, Galveston College president. “The new Health Sciences Education Center will benefit students’ learning experience, and the community will see positive results as highly-trained health care graduates enter the local and regional workforce.”


“We’re honored to support this important addition to Galveston College and to serve the evolving educational needs of our community,” said Ross Moody, trustee of the Moody Foundation. “The Moody Foundation has proudly supported Galveston College projects and scholarships since its founding, and this latest grant will provide tremendous health sciences opportunities for the next generation of students.”


“On behalf of the Galveston College Foundation, I want to thank the Moody Foundation and its trustees for this generous grant. The Galveston College Foundation has a long-standing partnership with the Moody Foundation. With this new gift, we once again express our appreciation for the Moody Foundation’s investment in education,” said Galveston College Foundation Board Chair, Keith McFatridge. “The grant is structured to be split between the bricks and mortar cost of the new building, and the creation of an endowment will support the operation of the new building once it opens. This gift makes evident a long-term commitment to Galveston students and we are grateful for the intentional thought that was put into this gift.” 



Galveston College was founded in 1967 and is a comprehensive community college providing the residents of Galveston Island and the surrounding region with academic, workforce development, continuing education and community service programs.


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



The Moody Foundation was established by W.L. Moody, Jr. and Libbie Shearn Moody in 1942 to share their good fortune and make a difference in the lives of the people of Texas. Since then, the Foundation has pledged and awarded more than $1.8 billion in grants throughout the state – with over $1.1 billion in Galveston giving – to organizations that have educated, healed, nurtured and inspired generations of Texans. The Moody Foundation continues with a board of three trustees: Frances Moody-Dahlberg, Ross Moody and Elizabeth Moody. Learn more at and follow the Foundation on Facebook and Instagram for the latest updates.