Columbus State Community College Development Foundation, Inc.
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550 East Spring Street
P. O. Box 1609
Columbus, OH 43216-1609
Mrs. Pam Bishop  
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CEO/Executive Director
Mrs. Pam Bishop
Executive Director
Board Chair
Mr. Keith B. Key
KBK Enterprises

Identify, cultivate, and secure resources while serving as responsible financial stewards to advance educational opportunities, programs, and services at Columbus State Community College.

Organization Overview

Impact Statement


  • We partnered with American Electric Power (AEP) Foundation to fund a pilot initiative to launch a STEM program at Columbus high schools, including Northland, West, and Whetstone high schools.

  • We offered 230 scholarships totaling over $275,000, including a new scholarship focused on first generation students. We also supported Academic Works, which streamlined the application and award process for financial aid.

  • We forged industry partnerships with Honda, AEP, and JPMorgan Chase, as well as educational pathways to support our three strategic goals: student success; workforce development; and civic engagement.

  • Our annual fundraiser brought together community partners, businesses, and restaurants for a one-of-a-kind culinary event. Since 2013, funds raised from Taste the Future have consistently increased by 15% each year.

  • We acquired new board members and staff members, including a major gifts officer, and an annual giving officer.


  • In addition to the new First-Generation Scholarship, we will offer $275,000 in scholarships this academic year and work with the financial aid office to help students in need of emergency financial assistance.

  • We will raise over $210,000 at Taste the Future this year to build momentum and bring thousands of people to our campus.

  • We will identify and recruit community leaders to our board. Our board will launch The President’s Circle donor group, whose members donate at least $1,000 to our Foundation Support Fund.

Background Statement

Founded in 1982, Columbus State Community College Development Foundation, Inc. works with members of the community to secure resources to advance educational opportunities, programs, and services at Columbus State Community College. The Foundation focuses efforts on funding scholarships, investing in academic programs, and enhancing the student experience and student success at Columbus State Community College.

Founded in 1963 as the Columbus Area Technicians School and renamed Columbus Technical Institute in 1965 by the Ohio Board of Regents, Columbus State Community College was re-chartered as a comprehensive community college in 1987 to meet the growing educational needs of central Ohio. Today, the college is central Ohio's leading educational institution for granting two-year degrees in technical and transfer programs, technical and specialized certification, and skills training that contributes to an educated workforce.

Statement from Mrs. Pam Bishop, Executive Director

As the executive director for Columbus State Community College Development Foundation, I have the honor to work with a dedicated volunteer board who share the belief that everyone deserves access to higher education in our community.  It is with this shared vision that we dedicate our work to generating the needed private resources to provide scholarships and support for Columbus State and our students who dream of a college degree. For many, Columbus State is the front door to education in our community and the beginning of a life-changing journey. Our students look to Columbus State as a starting point to a four-year degree, a respected leader in providing two-year degrees in a specific technical area, or a source for learning opportunities throughout their lives. For all of these students, the Foundation needs to be there to help remove financial barriers and provide support for student success. 



Mrs. Pam Bishop, 
Term Start 2/2013 
Compensated Yes 
Biographical Statement

Pam Bishop was named executive director for the Columbus State Community College Foundation in February 2013. She will oversee all charitable giving to the college and coordinate the annual Taste the Future culinary event to raise funds for student scholarships.

Pam most recently served as director of development at BalletMet, where she raised more than $2 million annually and established a planned giving society. Her previous experience includes positions with the Columbus College of Art & Design and Children's Hunger Alliance. She has a bachelor's degree in dance from Western Michigan University.

Mrs. Cindy Hood, 
Biographical Statement

Cindy Hood is a valued member of the Columbus State Community College Development Foundation's staff, with more than 40 years of experience at the college. Cindy is responsible for all donor correspondence and donor relations activities, and maintains many of the important office operations of the foundation.

Mrs. Julie Barry, 
Biographical Statement

Julie Barry has spent over 20 years in development working with education, social service, religious, and healthcare organizations. She earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Ohio University and her MBA from Franklin University.

Mrs. Jesse Jones, 
Biographical Statement

Jesse Jones comes to the Foundation as an alumni of both Columbus State Community College and The Ohio State University with 10 years of fundraising, communications, and event planning experience.

Additional Organization Information
Number of Full-Time Staff:
Number of Part-Time Staff:
Number of Volunteers: 125 
Staff Retention Rate: 100% 


Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Fundraising Plan Yes
Management Succession/Training Plan No
Organization Policies and Procedures No
Strategic Plan Yes
Years Plan Considers 3
Current Plan Adopted 1/2016
Additional Organization Information

The Columbus State Community College Development Foundation works directly with the leadership and administration of Columbus State Community College to forge partnerships with local businesses and organizations in the community to develop new education, workforce development, and community education programs.

Government Licenses Education
National Accreditations Higher Learning Commission of North Central Association of Colleges and Schools - 10 Year Accreditation
National Affiliations Association of Fundraising Professionals - Member


Local Governing Board
Board Chair Mr. Keith B. Key,
Board Chair Term 8/2015 -  8/2017  
Board Members
Mrs. Lynne Bowman,  
Mr. Gary Callicoat,  
Mr. Richard Cheap,  
Mr. David Daniel,  
Ms. Terri Gehr,  
Mrs. Shannon Glass,  
Mr. Scott Griffin,  
Mr. Andrew Hackett,  
Mr. Clayton Hall,  
Ms. Lana Hillebrand,  
Mrs. Courtney Howard Hodapp,  
Mr. William Jordan,  
Mr. Kyle Katz,  
Mrs. Anne Lopez-Walton,  
Mr. David Miller,  
Mr. Ronald Seiffert,  
Mr. Rick Sellers,  
Mr. Jim Smith,  
Mr. Michael Snider,  
Mr. Robert Tannous,  
Mr. Skip Weiler,  
Dr. David Harrison , Ex-Officio
Mrs. Valoria Hoover , Ex-Officio
Additional Organization Information
Board Meetings Annually
Board Meeting Attendance 70% 
Board Member Monetary Contributions 100%
Board Member In-kind Contributions 0%
Gender Female 25%
  Male 75%
Race African-American/Black 8%
  Asian-American/Pacific Islander 0%
  Caucasian 92%
  Hispanic/Latino 0%
  Native American/American Indian 0%
  Multi-Racial 0%
  Other 0%
Advisory Board
No members in the Advisory Board.


Scholarship Support

The Columbus State Community College Development Foundation office works with individuals, corporations, and small businesses to provide private funding for specific scholarships awarded to current and incoming students. Roughly 230 scholarships are offered annually totaling approximately $275,000. The average award is $1,000. Given our tuition of $135/credit hour, a $1,000 scholarship helps tremendously. Scholarships assist our students with payment of tuition, fees, or textbooks and help to maximize other sources of financial aid. Scholarships are based on need, area of donor interest, program of study, and completion of a degree; they are also targeted geographically in Delaware, Franklin, Madison, and Union counties. Specific scholarships are also established for women, minorities, adult learners, and displaced workers.

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Community Partnerships

The Columbus State Community Development Foundation works with a variety of partners to support programs that foster workforce development to meet the needs of current and future employers. We are dedicated to the school's mission of providing our students with the opportunity to achieve their goals. Our current partners are JPMorgan Chase and the AEP Foundation. JPMorgan Chase's New Skills at Work initiative is the largest-ever private-sector effort addressing the "skills gap" that exists across many industries, such as healthcare and manufacturing, where not enough trained workers have the specific skills needed to fill the jobs available. The AEP Credits Count program committed a $5 million grant to launch a STEM dual-enrollment program at Columbus high schools and has now expanded to include Northland, West, and Whetstone high schools. This program allows students to graduate high school with up to 12 college credits in STEM-related fields.

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Student Needs

The Columbus State Community College Development Foundation praises money to advance a wide variety of educational programs aimed at civic engagement, student success, and workforce development. The Foundation works with individual donors and our partners in the private sector to support impactful programs that enrich our students' lives and the community as a whole. Recently, we funded Academic Works, a new program that streamlines the scholarship application process for the Financial Aid office. Additionally, we are working with the Financial Aid office to help students in emergency financial situations. Whether it is a disaster such as a fire or an unforeseen hardship such as a death in the family or homelessness, students may find themselves just short of paying tuition or purchasing the necessary equipment or supplies. 

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Data reflects three most recently completed fiscal years.

Current Fiscal Year 07/01/2015 - 06/30/2016
Projected Revenue $925,000
Projected Expense $435,000
Endowment Fund Yes
Value $3,566,015
Current Capital Campaign? No
Anticipate a capital campaign in next 5 years? No

Revenues by Source

  2015   2014   2013  
Total Direct Support $471,655  $8,363,424  $635,155 
Direct Support Foundations
Direct Support Corporations
Direct Support Individuals
Direct Support Unspecified $471,655  $8,363,424  $635,155 
Indirect Public Support
Earned Revenue $44,556  $47,744  $44,767 
Interest and Dividends $34,066  $966,102  $660,652 
Membership Dues
Special Events
In-kind $494,159  $32,798  $38,290 
TOTAL REVENUE $1,044,436  $9,410,068  $1,378,864 

Expense by Type

  2015   2014   2013  
Programs $2,109,135  $730,829  $451,459 
Administration $705,521  $209,927  $207,299 
Payment to Affiliates
TOTAL EXPENSES $2,814,656  $940,756  $658,758 

Assets and Liabilities

  2015   2014   2013  
Total Assets $13,981,357  $15,030,793  $6,575,311 
Current Assets $1,707,757  $1,099,830  $92,131 
Total Liabilities $728,132  $7,348  $21,178 
Current Liabilities $728,132  $7,348  $21,178 
NET ASSETS $13,253,225  $15,023,445  $6,554,133 


TCF Staff:
Documents Form 990 2015 Form 990 2014 Form 990 2013

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