Family turns loss into hope with donation to LSC Foundation
Nearly 15 years ago, Porter volunteer firefighter Gary Staley rushed into a burning building to make sure his fellow firefighters were not in harmís way. While searching, a tank loaded with nitrous oxide exploded, fatally injuring Staley and leaving his family in grief.
Looking to honor their son, Don and Ruby Staley created the Gary Staley Memorial Fund that provides scholarships for firefighters to improve their ability to protect the health and safety of the public.
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Over $150,000 Raised at 24th Annual Golf Tournament
The 24th annual Drive for Scholarships golf tournament raised more than $150,000 towards student scholarships and programs at Lone Star College. The event held November 20 at The Woodlands Country Club Palmer and Tournament courses brought together 230 golfers for a day at the links followed by dinner and raffle prizes. Read more >
LSC Says Thank You to Hurricane Relief Donors
During the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, the Foundation received $1 million from an anonymous donor to help students affected by the storm. Over $100,000 more came in from other donors and the Chancellor's discretionary fund to help LSC employees as well. We wanted to share just a few of the heartfelt Thank You notes from the more than 275 employees and 2,000 students who received assistance. Read more >
Graduates Receive Tool Kits for Success
Did you know mechanics have to bring their own tools to work? With the help of the Foundation, LSC-North Harris awarded Snap On toolkits to graduates of the automotive and diesel technology programs to help them get a jump-start on their new careers. Read more >
HURRICANE HARVEY RELIEF: $1 million donated to help students during aftermath
We can't tell you who they are but we can tell you what they did. The Lone Star College Foundation has an amazing secret. An anonymous donor arrived at our doors with $1 million to support students affected by Hurricane Harvey. The donation blew us away and with the wonderful gift, we have been able to help more than 2,000 students.Read more >
Foundation Welcomes New Board Members
September 1 marks the beginning of our new fiscal year. We are welcoming three new members and a newly elected executive board. Saul Valentin from Collaborate Architects begins his term as Chair, Michelle Wogan (Transwestern) as Vice Chair, Lynn LeBouef (Tomball Hospital Authority) as Treasurer and Danny Wilson from G2X Energy as Secretary. New members are Faisal Amin (Berkeley Research Group), Mario Coll III (Anadarko Petroleum), and Larry Franco from BBVA Compass Bank. Read more >
Rodeo Awards Vocational Scholarships
For the second year in a row, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo awarded Lone Star College $22,000 in scholarships. Scholarships will go to students pursuing vocations in technical fields such as Process Technology, Oil and Gas Floor hand and Industrial Diesel Technology. Read more >
You are invited to join the Celebration Circle
As a loyal donor you have experienced the thrill of Driving for Scholarships at the Lone Star College Foundation Golf Tournament, and have dined and danced at the elegant StarGala. By doing so, you have made students' dreams of a college education COME TRUE! The Foundation is so grateful for your kind generosity. Read more >
Houston Astros highlight scholarship recipients
A staple of summertime is baseball, and the Houston Astros made this tradition even more exciting for some Lone Star College students. As longtime partners of the college and supporters of the Foundation, the Astros highlighted two outstanding scholarship recipients as "Star Students" during pre-game ceremonies. Read more >
StarGala 2018 Sponsorship Opportunities
StarGala 2018 plans are underway! Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 14, 2018 at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott for an elegant evening of dinner, dancing, cocktails, entertainment, live and silent auctions. As always, proceeds will make it possible for the realization of many students' dreams, as they seek a college education and a productive lifestyle! Read on to learn about the many exciting sponsorship opportunities. Read more >
StarGala 2017 raises over $450,000 for student scholarships
The Lone Star College Foundation raised over $450,000 as part of StarGala 2017, its annual signature event.
"I have always been, and continue to be, a big supporter of the Lone Star College Foundation," said Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., LSC chancellor. "As a former director of Financial Aid, I saw a definite need to make as many scholarships available as possible."
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Lone Star College Foundation Annual Golf Tournament 2017
The 24th Annual Golf Tournament, "Drive for Scholarships," is set for November 20, 2017, and sponsorship opportunities are available. Read more >
Mini Grant funding adds sense of realism to EMT training
It might have looked like a scene from a disaster movie, but several LSC-North Harris students were getting a chance to practice real life-saving skills on simulated patients with help from special moulage, or make-up, meant to accurately depict injuries. Without receiving a Foundation mini grant to purchase the make-up, students would have to practice on mannequins with injuries verbally described by instructors. Read more >
24th Annual Chancellor's Breakfast Scholarship Winners
Lone Star College students shared their personal stories of overcoming obstacles and finding success. See the winners. Read more >
Year-End Giving to the Foundation
"The proper aim of giving is to put the recipient in a state where he no longer needs our gifts..."
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Mark your calendars and join us on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center for Lone Star College Foundation's StarGala 2017!
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Employee Giving Campaign 2016
Lone Star College employees are truly heroes, saving the day for so many by making personal donations to the annual Employee Giving Campaign, which supports student scholarships, student and employee emergency assistance, and college programs. Read more >
23rd Annual Golf Tournament
Join us on Monday, November 21, 2016 at The Woodlands Country as we raise funds for student scholarships! Many sponsorship opportunities are available and deadline for registration is October 15! Read more >
StarGala 2016 raises over $1 million!
The Lone Star College Foundation raised over $1 million as part of StarGala 2016, its annual signature event, a record-breaking achievement. Read on for more details! Read more >
Foundation helps flood victims with $305k in donor support
Houston made the national news recently with the Tax Day Flood, and supporters of Lone Star College Foundation were there to help LSC students and employees.With funds from a major anonymous donor and other gifts from the community, the Foundation was able to distribute a total of $305,372 in assistance to 642 students and 111 employees.
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Lone Star College Foundation accepts donation to advance diesel technology training
The Lone Star College Foundation received a diesel transmission trainer donated by Allison Transmission and Stewart & Stevenson. The training equipment will be housed at LSC-North Harris and used to enhance the Industrial Diesel Technology program. Read more >
Join us for Lone Star College's annual StarGala on April 16, 2016 at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center. This elegant evening of dinner, live auction and entertainment is the premier fundraiser for the Foundation and supports scholarships and college programs. Read more >
Lone Star College Foundation announces new board members
The Lone Star College Foundation is pleased to announce that Fred Caldwell and Lori Klein Quinn have been appointed to its board of directors. Read more >
Over 70 guests recently gathered at The Club at Carlton Woods for a very special celebration: the Lone Star College Foundation Founders Dinner, where past Foundation Board members and StarGala chairs representing service from 1997 through 2012 were honored. Read more >
Donor Meets Recipient
Brandon Kerns, recipient of the John A. and Annice B. Nanninga Endowment Scholarship, gets the opportunity to meet the daughters of the late Mr. and Mrs. Nanninga, Beth Grijalva and Ann O'Toole. Read more >
Annual Golf Tournament
Please join us Monday, November 23, 2015 for our Annual Golf Tournament and raise money for scholarships. Register early and secure your spot in this fun event! Read more >
The Boundaries for these Women: "No Limits"
The Foundation sponsored LSC students attending the Greater Houston Women's Chamber of Commerce Annual Women's Conference, where empowering and game-changing speakers inspired and encouraged. Pictured, left to right: Marielisa Figuera, LSC-Montgomery; Mina Jahan, LSC-Kingwood; Leah Goss, Chief Advancement Officer, Lone Star College; Lynn Povich, Keynote Speaker; and Heba Ramadan, LSC-Tomball. Lynn Povich entertained the crowd with a play-by-play of the controversial class action lawsuit filed against Newsweek by 46 female employees on the basis of sex discrimination in 1970, and is the bestselling author of "Good Girls Revolt." Read more >