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Lone Star College Foundation celebrates 25th anniversary

The Lone Star College Foundation celebrated its 25th anniversary by hosting a Founders Dinner, honoring past foundation board members and StarGala chairs. More than 70 guests were on hand, representing service from 1997 to 2012.

“The Founders Dinner is the first of many events that will mark the LSC Foundation’s 25th anniversary and will culminate with the 2016 StarGala on April 16,” said Carl Joiner, chair, LSC Foundation board of directors. “We felt that a great way to kick-off our celebrations would be to recognize the board members who began this foundation and those who brought it to where it is today.”

StarGala is the annual signature event for the LSC Foundation and focuses on raising money for scholarships, as well as providing opportunities to give support to priority projects identified by the college. 

“This gala has a very ambitious fundraising goal and the foundation is developing new strategies for reaching that goal,” said Leah Goss, LSC chief advancement officer. “In addition to providing scholarships, the Lone Star College Foundation will focus its fundraising on the priority projects that meet the most urgent needs in our community over the next one to five years.”

“91% of our students stay in our community after completing their education,” said Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., LSC chancellor. “We get a tremendous return on investment from the Foundation’s support to our students who will enter the workforce and help keep our economy strong.”

The mission of the Lone Star College Foundation is to change lives through student scholarships and quality educational programs achieved by excellence in relationship building, fundraising and investment management.  Since its creation in 1991, the Foundation has expanded its initial investment of $20,000 into an extensive portfolio of $21 million.  For more information, visit LoneStarCollegeFoundation.org or 832.813.6636.

Lone Star College has been opening doors to a better community for more than 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSC remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with almost 83,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 95,000, 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. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., is the chancellor of LSC, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, seven centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. 

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