Mission: We connect donors’ passions and regional partners with State College of Florida’s outstanding students, faculty, programs and community, and we steward foundation assets consistent with our donors’ intent.


  • November 18, 2020 from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. for our Suncoast Credit Union sponsored virtual 20th Annual Scholarship Luncheon featuring national speaker Erin Gruwell, Founder of Freedom Writers Foundation, Author and noted youth advocate underwritten by The Barancik Foundation. To learn more about sponsorships, to purchase tickets (Teacher discount exp. October 1, 2020), or underwriting opportunities, visit SCF-Foundation.org/ ScholarshipLuncheon
  • February 20, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. for our outdoor Avenues to the Future annual event on SCF’s Bradenton campus. Featuring a Pier 22 dinner, specialty cocktails, SCF student ambassadors, SCF music student performances and an interactive auction. For tickets or to learn more, visit SCF-Foundation.org/ATF
  • April 10, 2021 at 6 p.m. to “Come Sail Away” at our annual outdoor Evening Under the Stars celebration on SCF’s Venice Campus. Enjoy a night of music featuring the SCF Big Jazz Band, The POPS Orchestra and a Fins at Sharky’s catered dinner followed by spectacular fireworks display. Don’t miss this Venice community favorite event. Information and tickets available at SCF-Foundation.org/EUS 

Making higher education possible.

 The State College of Florida Foundation, founded in 1978, is focused on supporting and creating higher education opportunities for the region’s youth. Last year, thanks to generous donors, friends and alumni, $1.8 million was dispersed to over 1,400 scholarship recipients and over $1.5 million was raised for program enhancements, equipment and capital projects.

Your donation to the Foundation is a direct investment in a student and his or her future with a lifelong return on investment. As a supporter, you will receive regular reports and life-changing letters that demonstrate your impact, such as Mackenzie’s.

Thank you so much for your generosity! This scholarship will help me immensely with my college journey and the beginning of my bright future. I am so grateful to receive your scholarship.

I was born with hearing loss and have spent my whole life wearing hearing aids. Additionally, speech and language were difficult for me, so I spent many years with speech pathologists. My parents taught me to work hard and never give up, so I have never let my hearing and languages interfere in my life. I graduated in May from Riverview High School where I played the flute in the Kiltie Band. Additionally, I performed with a group of students called Helping Hands of Harmony that performed at local nursing homes.

Again, thank you so much for your generosity and support. I am so grateful and truly appreciate what you have done for me.

To see how you can make a difference, visit: scf-foundation.org


Cassandra Holmes, Executive Director
5840 26th St. W. Bradenton, FL 34208
(941) 752-5654 


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