The Foundation was established in 1974 as Mid-Tex Educational and Research Corporation. The name was formally changed to the Navarro College Foundation, Inc. in 1989. The Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) tax exempt entity and works as the philanthropic arm of Navarro College to seek additional resources beyond state and local appropriations.
Resources for the Foundation are primarily provided through individual donations, corporate donations, and grants.
Each year, the Foundation holds three fundraisers to enhance the scholarship opportunities for Navarro College students. “Dancing For Our Stars” provides education benefits to students at the Navarro campus. Brilliance provides scholarships to students in Ellis County and Excellence assists students in Freestone, Leon, and Limestone Counties.
Through the support received by the community, the Navarro College Foundation has awarded over $200,000 each year in scholarships. The Foundation has also been instrumental in providing resources for building projects such as dormitory halls, the Cook Education Center, and most recently the Hunters and Gatherers of the Blackland Prairie exhibit. In addition, the Foundation provides support to the Navarro College faculty through Teaching Excellence Awards and the purchase of instructional equipment.
None of these life changing opportunities would be possible without your continued dedication and support.
Dr. Harold Housley
Executive Director, Navarro College Foundation
Foundation and Vice President of Operations and Institutional Advancement, Navarro College
The mission of the Navarro College Foundation is to assist Navarro College in providing the human and financial resources to meet present and future educational needs of the College’s five-county service area. Furthermore, the Foundation Board fosters educational excellence and exemplary community service to enhance the quality of life among students and staff at Navarro College, as well as to seek and find financial capital and gifts-in-kind beyond the state and local appropriations. These resources allow the College and its staff to increase the quality of service, enhance the educational experience gained by students at Navarro College, and reach out to the larger community to provide cultural, workforce development, and life-long learning programs.