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The Gaston College Foundation, Inc. (GCF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation chartered in 1968.  It encourages and secures financial support to further the work of Gaston College, and is governed by a 15-member Board of Directors, all of whom are appointed by the Board of Trustees of Gaston College, but a majority of whom must be non-trustee directors. The foundation receives and administers both restricted and unrestricted contributions in support of Gaston College needs.

Unrestricted gifts to the Gaston College Foundation are allocated to areas of the College that have the greatest need.  Donors may, however, designate contributions for a particular purpose.  These include but are not limited to construction and renovation projects, instructional equipment; classroom or laboratory furnishings; scholarships for any program of study; faculty/staff professional development; college radio station WSGE; Friends of Gaston College Annual Giving Campaign; and/or Foundation endowments. Any contribution may be designated as an honor or memorial gift and honorees or their families are notified of the gift. 

The Gaston College Foundation encourages donors to make gifts in the manner that is most convenient and beneficial for them.

Giving to Gaston College

Online Donation
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Other Ways To Give

  • Cash or Check
  • Stocks and Securities 
  • Real Estate (real estate acceptance subject to approval)
  • Gifts-In-Kind (specific materials, equipment and other items may be accepted)
  • Bequests
  • Trusts
  • Life Insurance
  • Individual Retirement Accounts
  • Endowments/Scholarships

All gifts to the Gaston College Foundation are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
For details contact the Foundation Office.

201 Hwy. 321 South, Dallas, NC  28034-1499 . p (704) 922.6511 . f (704) 922.2329 Email: gcfoundation@gaston.edu



Endowmentsmay be established to provide income for virtually any college area or purpose. Fund monies are permanently held by the Gaston College Foundation and invested.  The principal remains intact, with only the interest or a portion of the interest used for the intended purpose. A minimum gift of $10,000, payable in one lump sum or over a three-year period, is required to establish an endowment in the Gaston College Foundation. Investment of Endowment Funds are handled by The Granzow Consulting Group of Wells Fargo Advisors.


Endowed or non-endowed scholarships may be established through the Gaston College Foundation.  Endowed scholarships provide assistance in perpetuity while non-endowed scholarships are made on a one time or annual basis. In all cases, donors are given the opportunity to determine recipient eligibility and to determine guidelines for selection, in partnership with college financial aid office requirements. The Foundation Office provides recipient information to donors after funds have been awarded.

How To Apply For Scholarships
To be eligible for a Gaston College Foundation scholarship, applicants must satisfy all Gaston College admissions requirements including any required placement tests for their program of study and complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by going to http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/.  

Students may apply online for scholarships through https://gaston.academicworks.com.  Recipients are selected by the Gaston College Scholarship Committee. For more information or questions call 704-922-6228 or 704-922-6312.

 List of Gaston College Foundation Scholarships


Friends of Gaston College Fund
The “Friends of Gaston College” annual giving campaignwas introduced by The Gaston College Foundation Board of Directors to provide funding to the college on an ongoing basis.  The campaign encourages annual gifts to provide for emergency financial assistance for Gaston College students as well as general support for the college as a whole. Gifts to the Friends of Gaston College Fund allow the college to help students address needs as they arise. Gifts also provide much-needed dollars for the college to use for program development, technology, equipment, and other critical needs. You can make a donation to the Friends of Gaston College Fund by clicking Online Now or by contacting the Foundation Office.

Mr. Robert Tull, President
Dr. Patricia Skinner, Secretary
Mr. Steve Campbell, Treasurer
Ms. Cynthia McCrory, Assistant Treasurer

Ms. M'Shel Bowen
Mr. Joe Carpenter
Mr. Mike Cline
Mr. J.A. Dalpiaz
Dr. Kevin DiBella
Mr. Tom Efird
Mr. Fred Jackson
Ms. Judith Maloney
Ms. Rhonda McLean
Dr. Edward Sadler, Jr.
Ms. Elizabeth Sumner

Foundation /Development Staff
Ms. Julia Allen, Executive Director
Ms. Emily Dalton, Administrative Assistant
Mr. Carl Stewart, College Attorney

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