Lone Star College Foundation

Providing scholarships, supporting programs and building communities

Founded in 1991, the Foundation has expanded its initial investment of $20,000 into an extensive portfolio of over $22 million, and has provided over $13 million in scholarships to nearly 13,000 students, as well as more than $4 million in program support since its inception.

Relationships & partnerships

The Foundation builds relationships with individuals, corporations and non-profit organizations through a robust fundraising program that includes corporate partnerships, major gifts, employee giving and two special events, the annual "Drive for Scholarships" golf tournament and StarGala auction and dinner.

Only the best for our students

Today's workforce is competitive and the economy is challenging. It is important that our students participate in cutting edge programs in top-notch facilities. This is why the Foundation partners with Lone Star College faculty and leadership in seeking donations of state-of-the-art equipment so that they are ready to make an impact on day one of their careers.

Why our donors give to the Foundation

Ninety-one percent of Lone Star College students remain in their communities and become the backbone of a prosperous and functioning society. This combination of higher student incomes and increased business productivity adds $3.1 billion to the Houston economy. Due to today's changing workforce demands and the needs of our local economy, our donors' support of the Foundation is vital, as well as a great return on investment.

The Foundation proudly supports Lone Star College

Lone Star College is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and one of the fastest-growing community colleges in the nation. Not only great in size, LSC is a key driver and growing contributor to the local and regional economy. The Foundation is proud to support student scholarships and college programs at all LSC facilities: Lone Star College-CyFair, Lone Star College-Kingwood, Lone Star College-Montgomery, Lone Star College-North Harris, Lone Star College-Tomball, and Lone Star College-University Park.

Our Team

Lone Star College Foundation

Nicole Robinson Gauthier, CFRE
Executive Director

Meagan Phillips
Executive Assistant

Susan Summers
Director of Constituent Engagement

Fiona Burnett
Program Coordinator

Gabriela Andrade
Foundation Accountant

Caitlin Miller
Program Manager, Research and Data Analysis

Questions? Contact us or email Foundation@lonestar.edu

Board of Directors, 2017-18


Saul Valentin, Chair
Principal, Collaborate Architects, LLC

Michelle Wogan, Vice Chair
Executive Vice President, Transwestern

Lynn LeBouef, Treasurer
CEO, Tomball Regional Health Foundation

Daniel L. Wilson, P.E., Secretary
Executive Vice President Upstream, G2X Energy, Inc


Faisal Amin
Director, Berkeley Research Group, LLC

Steve Berry
Corporate Office Public Affairs Manager, Waste Connections, Inc.

Scott Brady
Partner, Joiner Architects, Inc.

Fred Caldwell
President/CEO, Caldwell Companies

Richard Cantu, MPA
Deputy Executive Director, East Aldine District

Mario M. Coll, III
SVP, Chief Information Officer, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation

James B. Harrison, III, RA, NCARB
Principal, Harrison Kornberg Architects

Nancy Fairfield, J.D.
Sr. Assistant General Counsel, The Woodlands Development Company

Michael Nansel
Lieutenant, Humble Police Department

Lori Klein Quinn, CPA, PFS, CGMA, CFP, CFS
President, Klein Wealth Management

Sallie Rainer, MBA
President & CEO, Entergy Texas, Inc.

Lee Robison
SVP, Human Resources & Administration, Noble Energy, Inc.

Nancy Shortsleeve
Owner, LogoStuff, Inc.

Debra F. Sukin, MHA, PhD
Regional SVP, Houston Methodist
CEO, Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital

Massey Villarreal
President & CEO, Precision Task Group, Inc.

Executive Director

Nicole Robinson Gauthier, CFRE
Lone Star College Foundation


Alton Smith, Ed.D.
Chair, Board of Trustees, Lone Star College

Stephen C. Head, Ph.D.
Chancellor, Lone Star College

Helen Clougherty
Vice Chancellor, Chief of Staff, Lone Star College

Seth Sharr
Aldine Education Foundation