The Panola College Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit, tax-exempt foundation established to assist in the development of scholarships, endowments, and other resources for the improvement of Panola College.
The Foundation is led by a volunteer board of business and community leaders whose dedication to education fuels the College's initiatives. The Foundation is passionate in its support of Panola College and believes student success is an important part of that 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.
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.
2023-2024 Board Members
Mrs. Toni Biggs – Chair
Ms. Carolyn Murphy – Vice Chair
Mr. Stephen Williams – Secretary
Mrs. Alease Copelin
Ms. Chastiti Horne
Mr. Mark Leach
Ms. Carolyn Murphy
Mrs. Sandy Payne
Ms. Peggy Pope
Mr. Bobby Phillips
Mr. Robbie Shoults
Mrs. Tracy Shoults
Mrs. Patricia Smith
Mr. John Worley
Dr. Gregory Powell – President, Panola College
Jessica Pace – Vice President of Institutional Advancement
Alan Howard – Vice President of Fiscal Affairs
Amber Wilcots - Advancement Coordinator
The sustaining members of the Panola College Foundation provide reliable support for Foundation scholarships and grants. Half of all funds raised are added to the Foundation's endowment annually, and the balance is used to meet the immediate needs of Panola College.
Panola College Foundation
1109 W. Panola
Carthage, Texas 75633