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 $26 million, and has provided over $14 million in scholarships to nearly 14,500 students, as well as more than $6 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 nearly $3 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, Donor Relations

Fiona Burnett
Program Coordinator

Gabriela Andrade
Foundation Accountant

Caitlin Miller
Program Manager, Strategic Research and Analytics

Questions? Contact us or email Foundation@lonestar.edu

Board of Directors, 2018-19


Saul Valentin, Chair
Collaborate Architects, LLC

Lynn LeBouef, Treasurer
Tomball Regional Health Foundation

Michelle Wogan, Vice Chair

Daniel L. Wilson, PE, Secretary


Faisal Amin
Berkeley Research Group, LLC

Steve Berry
Waste Connections, Inc.

Scott Brady
Joiner Architects, Inc.

Fred Caldwell
Caldwell Companies

Richard Cantú, MPA
East Aldine District

Nancy Fairfield, JD
The Woodlands Development Company

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

Gennifer Kelly
Anadarko Midstream and Marketing
Western Gas Partners MLP

Twyla Kimberlin
Humble Police Department

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

Bob McCallister, PhD

Sallie Rainer, MBA
Entergy Texas, Inc.

Nancy Shortsleeve
LogoStuff, Inc.

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

Massey Villarreal
Precision Task Group, Inc.


Alton Smith, EdD
Chair, Board of Trustees, Lone Star College

Stephen C. Head, PhD
Chancellor, Lone Star College

Helen Clougherty
Vice Chancellor, Chief of Staff/Board Liaison, Lone Star College

Seth Sharr
Aldine Education Foundation

Executive Director

Nicole Robinson Gauthier, CFRE

Lone Star College Foundation