About Us

The Dalton State Foundation encourages philanthropy in all sizes from alumni and friends of the College. Donors choose where they want their gifts to have an impact, and we make it happen. Scholarships for hard-working and deserving students…research funds for talented faculty…a show of support for a favorite academic program…a book for Roberts Library…whether it’s ten dollars or ten million, we put it all together to work for Dalton State.

Thanks for visiting – and please let us know how we can help you.

Board of Trustees
A volunteer Board of Trustees comprised of alumni and friends of Dalton State governs the Foundation.

Donor Bill of Rights
As a donor-centered organization, the Foundation subscribes to the Donor Bill of Rights as created by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, and the Giving Institute.

Excellence Awards
The Foundation recognizes outstanding faculty and staff on campus with its presentation each April of the Dalton State Foundation Excellence Awards. The recipient of the Foundation’s Excellence in Teaching Award is the College’s commencement speaker each December.

Financial Statements

The Foundation engages an independent audit of its annual financial activity, and these reports are made available to donors and other stakeholders. In addition, as a non-profit corporation recognized by the IRS, the Foundation annually submits a Form 990.

IRS 501(c)(3) Determination Letter

The U.S. Department of Internal Revenue recognizes the Foundation as a non-profit corporation under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code.

The Foundation encourages philanthropy for the benefit of Dalton State College.

Policies and Procedures
The Foundation adheres to all applicable federal and state laws and regulations pertaining to its accounting, gift management, and fundraising practices. We strive to stay abreast of best practices in gift administration and donor relations.

One of the Foundation’s most visible functions is the awarding of scholarships each year to hard-working and deserving students. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, the Foundation has awarded more than $5 million in scholarships since 1967. A scholarship can be established with a gift of $500 or more. Please contact us if you’d like to learn more.

The Foundation staff has more than thirty years’ experience and service to Dalton State. Any one of them is glad to help you.

Donors make the difference at Dalton State.

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