Since its inception in 2000, the Foundation has raised almost $13 million for Blinn. Those funds have been used to help launch major construction projects across Blinn’s campuses, including the A.W. Hodde, Jr. Technical Education Center, the J. Hal and Allyne Machat Music Facility, the W.J. “Bill” Rankin Agricultural Complex and the Bert and Mae Dean Wheeler Residence Hall.
An additional $1 million has been spent purchasing classroom equipment and supplies requested by Blinn faculty, including simulation equipment in the Blinn College Allied Health facilities at the Texas A&M Health Science Center. The Foundation has also established $4.5 million in new endowed scholarships.
The Blinn College Foundation is a tax-exempt organization as described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to the Foundation are deductible under section 170(b)(1)(A)(iv) of the Internal Revenue Code, which qualifies for tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts.
The Blinn College Foundation acts in a fiduciary capacity in administering gifts in strict compliance with the instructions of the donor. If a gift is not accompanied by instructions, its use is determined by the Blinn College Foundation Board of Directors and directed to the program(s) with the most pressing needs.
The Blinn College Foundation, Inc. is organized for the sole purpose of providing support for programs and activities which enhance the quality of education for Blinn College students and expand the educational opportunities for the entire community.
While raising funds is an important function, Blinn College Foundation also seeks to heighten community awareness of the mission and accomplishments of the college and to promote excellence in education.