History & Mission

Our Story

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The Panola College Foundation, formerly known as, "The Panola Junior College Development Corporation," was chartered and incorporated in 1982 as a 501 (C) (3) nonprofit, tax-exempt foundation to assist in the development of scholarships, endowments, and other resources for the improvement of the College.

The original board members, Dr. V.M. Holland, Mr. Beverly Brown, Mrs. Phoebe Sue Perlman, Mr. Paul Carter, Mr. Robert Hull, Mr. O.A. Cassity and Mr. "Doc" Buchanan, Jr. knew the benefits that forming such an organization would bring to the College. Today the Foundation is led by a volunteer board of business and community leaders whose dedication to education supports and allows for the growth of College initiatives. Members of the board of directors share an inspired passion to support Panola College in achieving excellence which, in turn, benefits our community, students, and employers.

The Panola College Foundation is grateful for the financial support it receives from alumni, friends, faculty, staff, and area businesses. Scholarships funded through their generosity have made earning a degree a reality for hundreds of disadvantaged students. Gifts have also been used to purchase equipment and software, and in 2009 their support culminated in the completion of the M.P. Baker Library Expansion Project.

Our Mission

The Panola College Foundation was formed to support and promote the mission and vision of Panola College, to seek and obtain gifts for the advancement of Panola College, and to assist the students of Panola College by providing fellowships and scholarships. In addition, the Foundation also seeks to increase community awareness of the programs and accomplishments of the College and to promote excellence in education.

cjonesWhether it is through donations to the annual fund, the Foundation's endowment fund, or a planned gift to benefit the College in the future, the Panola College Foundation invites you to make an investment in the higher education of tomorrow's leaders. The Foundation and the Institutional Advancement Office are ready to answer your questions about ways to give to Panola College that are consistent with your own charitable giving goals.

Contributions to the Panola College Foundation may be made through outright gifts of cash, stocks, securities, or major gifts through pledges payable over several years, corporate matching gifts, bequests, trusts, automatic bank withdrawal or PC payroll deductions. Gifts are tax deductible as a charitable contribution to the maximum amount allowed by law. Tax ID # 75-1846813