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The Northeast State Community College Foundation, founded in 1986, is made up of more than 40 board members. The Foundation is a part of the College’s Advancement Office. The purpose of the Foundation is to support academics, community service, educational scholarships and other programs offered by the college. As the fundraising entity of the College, the Foundation exists to generate and receive gifts and donations in support of college programs.


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Message from the Chair

Northeast State Foundation chair It is my pleasure to serve as chair of the Northeast State Community College Foundation. I cannot think of anything more rewarding than to remove barriers so students can achieve their dreams.

Since 1986, the Foundation has assisted thousands of students with scholarships, emergency stipends, and technology. These funds are critical, and often why a student stays enrolled and on track to graduation.

We are appreciative and honored when gifts are made to ensure the success of Northeast State students. Please consider the Foundation in your giving plan(s), so we can continue to build and sustain a vital, well-trained workforce for the region. Together as partners, we can make a difference in Northeast State students' lives for generations to come.


Lottie Ryans,

Northeast State Foundation Chair, 2020-2021


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Northeast State Community College, a Tennessee Board of Regents institution, is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution.