March 30, 2020
Greetings Faithful Friend,
It is my hope you, as well as your friends and family are healthy and doing well. Circumstances are changing day by day and in some instances minute by minute. Crisis and economic stress have been weathered before by our nation and community. I am certain by once again banding together for the “good of all” we will work through the COVID-19 challenges.
As the College continues to implement steps to help keep our students, faculty and staff safe during this challenging time, an influx in applications to the Grayson College Student Emergency Fund have increased dramatically. After extending spring break by one week, online instruction began on March 23rd. The safety of our students, faculty and staff is of utmost concern, but so is the need for our students to be able to complete the semester as many are anticipating graduating at the close of this semester’s coursework.
The GC Foundation staff are following the same procedures outlined by the College. Kathy Hendrick and I remain at the office while the other members of our staff continue to work remotely. Among our greatest priorities – our students.
We know many have lost their jobs or have had their work hours reduced, thus leaving their bank accounts a bit bare, and, they are anxious. However, applications for emergency funds continue to grow and six Grayson College students are currently stranded at the college with nowhere to go. Prior to the college making arrangements, two local churches stepped up to feed the students.
We currently have 628 – active scholarship applications: 306 completed and 321 that need to be completed for the 2020-21 academic year. We want to encourage and assist them in completing the application because we know that a scholarship as well as assistance from the Student Emergency Fund may be exactly what they need to enroll in the fall semester. Keeping our students in school and working towards their educational goals is paramount.
The Grayson College Student Emergency Fund was established by the GC Foundation to assist students on the verge of suspending their educational pursuits due to financial emergencies. Again, keeping our students in school and on their academic pathway is necessary for our mission of student success. Donor gifts to this fund are critically important and much needed. If you would like to assist, you may click here.
I welcome your thoughts, questions and input. I am available to visit by phone at your convenience. Together, we are navigating unchartered waters, but we are committed to meeting the needs of students, donors, campus community and greater community. I would like you to know I am personally grateful for each one of you!
Randall W. Truxal
Grayson College Foundation
6101 Grayson Drive l Denison, TX 75020
The Grayson College Foundation, Inc. was incorporated in March 1992, as a 501 (c) 3, nonprofit, tax-exempt entity formed solely for the purpose of support of Grayson College.
The Foundation seeks financial support to strengthen and expand the College's academic and technical programs.
Gifts and grants are needed beyond the scope of tax-based funding, thus providing a margin of excellence for the College's diversified program of learning opportunities.
Members of the Foundation are persons and companies which have made a gift to Grayson College during the current calendar year. The Foundation is governed by a self-perpetuating Board of Directors.
The Foundation may receive designated or unrestricted gifts and grants to be used for approved purposes at Grayson College. The Foundation may also hold funds in endowment for the College. Gifts to the Foundation are tax-deductible to the extent of limits set by law.
Vision: To be the Premier Foundation for the Benefit of College, Students, and Community.
Mission: Fulfilling donor wishes through student success.