Faculty & Staff Giving (FSG)
Welcome to the 2014-2015 Valencia Faculty and Staff Giving web site. Thank you for your interest in Valencia Foundation and for your dedication to our students and their success.
This May - August 2014 the FSG committee will share "Why I Give Where I Work" highlighting those staff members who contribute in support of Valencia and the student we serve.
Valencia Foundation provides vital support to students and to the college through scholarships, endowed teaching chairs, and program support. At 2013 fiscal year end, the foundation provided over $1.3 million in scholarships and student support. Sadly, the scholarship dollars awarded still meets less than half of the unmet documented financial need of our students each year.
Last year's 2013-2014 Finish Line efforts helped to finalize 5 scholarships that were already established but are not-quite-endowed. They were scholarships that require a bit more funding before they reach the finish line (ie endowed status) to begin disbursing awards for our Valencia students! With over 270 colleagues donating bi-monthly through payroll deductions this campaign was a huge success!
We are happy to report that four (4) Student Opportunity Circle scholarships were distributed in 2013-2013 -- this scholarship was created soley by donations from our Valencia faculty and our staff from all areas: career, professional, and administrative. Our colleagues rallied for the students we serve and we thank you! Awards for 2014-2015 will be selected by June 2014 and we'll keep you posted!
In addition, the 2013-2014 FSG contributed in support of First One, creating additional opportunities for first generation in college student scholarships.
This year, two committee chairs were selected to guide the foundation on ways the faculty and staff may help alleviate this student need. Diana Ciesko and Josh Murdock can be reached if you wish to offer your support or serve on the committee. You are also welcome to contact the Valencia Foundation's donor stewardship manager, Donna Marino, with questions.
Your support, no matter how large or modest, is appreciated. Please explore this website, learn more about Valencia Foundation, and consider your personal ability and desire to give to the Faculty and Staff Campaign. At any time, feel free to contact co-chairs Diana Ciesko and Josh Murdock or any of the Campaign Ambassadors for more information. Should you decide that you would like to contribute to the campaign, simply click on the Give Now link.
2014-2015 will highlight staff members and their reasons for contributing to the foundation in support of Valencia and the students we serve.
2013-2014 campaign focused on supporting scholarships that were near endowment level reach the 'Finish Line' so they can begin disburising funds for student scholarships.
2013 First One efforts to support first generation in college students were supported by 2013-2014 faculty and staff giving committee.