Educational Foundation

Give Now to TNCCWelcome to the Thomas Nelson Community College Educational Foundation, Inc.. The Educational Foundation was established in 1979 to raise private financial support to augment programs and existing services and to attract funds to develop new courses and programs. Funds are used to provide various types of support including scholarships, faculty development, program support, and capital needs. The Foundation supports over 50 scholarships and a wide range of academic programs.

The Thomas Nelson Community College Educational Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation founded to generate support for Thomas Nelson Community College by raising funds, increasing visibility, and strengthening partnerships between the College and state and local communities.

Contact the Educational Foundation:

99 Thomas Nelson Drive
P.O. Box 9407
Hampton, VA 23670
tel. (757) 825-2719
fax. (757) 825-3612

Annual Fund:
The Foundation’s annual fund raises unrestricted funds that the Foundation can use to support immediate needs of the college and its students. Donations to the TNCC Educational Foundation help raise the quality of education and the quality of the learning environment to the next level of excellence by supporting equipment purchases, facility upgrades and acquisition of new learning materials, all geared to provide a world-class workforce for the future.

Pledges can be mailed to the Foundation at the following address:

TNCC Educational Foundation, Inc.
99 Thomas Nelson Drive
P.O. Box 9407
Hampton, VA 23670

Payroll Deduction:
Faculty and staff may donate to the annual fund through the TNCC Educational Foundation payroll deduction plan. Payroll deductions begin each January.

You may also support the annual fund with a one-time donation by check. Checks should be made payable to the TNCC Educational Foundation, Inc.

Now is the Time to Make a Pledge»

Why Donors Should Support TNCC Educational Foundation?» Types of Gifts» Board of Directors»

A pledge marks the commitment of a donor’s support. It can be payable over a period of years in predetermined amounts or a one time pledge. There are several ways to make a pledge.

1. Click here to establish a pledge via email. (Include your name, telephone
number, address and amount of pledge in the body of the e-mail.)
2. Mail your contribution via check to:

TNCC Educational Foundation, Inc.
99 Thomas Nelson Drive
P.O. Box 9407
Hampton, VA 23670

The Foundation supports and promotes the college by building relationships with individuals, businesses, and foundations in our community to fund a number of areas that impact the lives of our students.

There are many ways to support Thomas Nelson Community College Educational Foundation, Inc. Most donors make gifts of cash by check, payroll deduction or credit card. Some donors contribute gifts-in-kind, such as works of art or rare books and manuscripts for the library. Others incorporate planned gifts into their financial and estate planning. Others choose to make a gift of stock to the foundation.

Gifts of cash are tax-deductible donations that are given to the Foundation either as unrestricted or restricted gifts. Unrestricted gifts are often considered the most powerful form of private support because no limitations exist on how the gifts are to be used. Unrestricted funds help the Board meet the College’s most pressing needs. They are particularly vital for initiatives and projects for which other sources of funding may be unavailable or inadequate. Restricted gifts are usually made for scholarships.

In-kind contributions consist of non-monetary goods or services that the Foundation receives from corporations, individuals or other foundations. In kind donations can only be accepted if they support current or future academic programs or technology. Examples of in-kind donations are gifts of equipment, such as computer hardware, software, laboratory instrumentation, and use of facilities. The value of in-kind donations is based on market value at the time of giving. It is the donor’s responsibility to value the gift-in-kind. The Foundation cannot legally do so.

Planned gifts will support the College in the future; with the establishment of a planned gift, giving can continue even after a person passes away. Planned giving opportunities include naming TNCC Educational Foundation, Inc. as a beneficiary in your will, as a beneficiary of a pension plan or IRA, or as the beneficiary of a new or existing life insurance policy. You could also remember your loved ones with a gift to the TNCC Educational Foundation, Inc. in their memory. Remember, you do not have to be wealthy to leave a legacy. All gifts make a difference, and your generosity may inspire others to give as well.

If you have arranged for a planned gift to be made to the TNCC Educational Foundation, Inc., please let us know by filling out the planned giving declaration of intent and returning it to the address indicated on the form.

Gifts of stock also help the Foundation support the needs of Thomas Nelson Community College. Information on making a gift of stock can be found on our Gift of Stock Donation Form (pdf).

If you have any questions, please contact the Foundation office at 757-825-2719.

The Board consists of volunteers representing the leadership of the Peninsula community. They are nominated by a standing committee and elected by the existing Board. Members have fiducial and policymaking responsibilities for management and disposal of the assets of the Foundation, in accordance with the bylaws and articles of incorporation of the Foundation.

The Board is legally responsible for the Foundation’s monetary holdings and has oversight responsibility; however, they are not operators of the Foundation. The Foundation Board also has the authority to reject gifts that do not meet the goals of the Foundation or mission of the college. The President of TNCC is an ex-officio member of the Board. In addition, the local College Board appoints one of its members to serve as liaison to the Foundation Board.

Educational Foundation, Inc. Board of Directors

  1. The Honorable Melanie Rapp Beale

    External Affairs Manager-Eastern Region, Dominion Virginia Power

  2. Mr. David Burris

    President, Peninsula SunTrust Bank

  3. Dr. John T. Dever

    Secretary President, Thomas Nelson Community College

  4. Mr. George A. Faatz

    Manager, State & Local Government Affairs,
    Virginia Natural Gas

  5. The Honorable Gordon C. Helsel, Jr.

    Delegate, 91st District

  6. Mr. Richard B. Hill

  7. Ms. Amanda E. Johnston

    Legislative Assistant, Delegate Brenda Pogge

  8. Dr. Terris E. Kennedy

    Chief Nursing Officer/VP, Riverside Health System

  9. Mr. Ashton Lewis, Jr

    President/General Manager,
    Hampton Roads Chevrolet Mazda

  10. The Honorable Dr. Mamie E. Locke

    Senator, 2nd District

  11. The Honorable Ross A. Mugler

    Commissioner of the Revenue, City of Hampton

  12. Mr. Charles A. Nurnberger

    Treasurer, Vice President for Finance & Administration, Thomas Nelson Community College

  13. Mr. Marco Q. Pescara

    Chief Marketing Officer, Lumber Liquidators, Inc.

  14. Mr. Charles C. Price, Jr.

    Director of Manufacturing, Newport News Shipbuilding

  15. Ms. Athena M. Robbins

    CPA Partner Carmines, Robbins & Company

  16. Mr. Robert F. Shuford

    Chairman of the Corporation & President, Old Point Financial Corporation

  17. Mr. Mike Van Sickel

    Director of Marketing & Business Development, Barton Malow Company

  18. The Honorable Dr. Turner M. Spencer

    Former Member: Hampton City Council, TNCC Professor Emeritus, TNCC Retiree

  19. Dr. Sebastiana Gagliano Springmann

    Dentist, New Town Dental Arts

  20. Ms. Stephanie White

    College Board Member Liaison

Emeritus Board Members

  1. Mr. Eugene W. Johnson

    Retired Comptroller, Hampton University

Foundation Staff

  1. Ms. Cynthia H. Callaway, J.D., Executive Director

    Vice President for Institutional Advancement,
    Thomas Nelson Community College

  2. Ms. Lara M. S. Overy

    Director of Development,
    Thomas Nelson Community College

  3. Ms. Michelle D. Garrett

    Foundation Assistant, Thomas Nelson Community College

  4. Ms. Patrese Hall

    Thomas Nelson Community College