Cardinal Foundation

Cardinal Foundation

Events & Fundraisers

The 2024 Cardinal Gala will be Thursday, Oct. 10 at The Venue. Sponsorships available now!

Presenting Sponsor $10,000 - EXCLUSIVE
  • Premier seating for 8 and VIP parking for the Gala
  • Premier sponsorship recognition in the event slideshow, event program, and the Cardinal Foundation Annual Report 
  • Top tier table amenities and treats 
  • Premier sponsorship recognition on all promotional materials and activities 
  • Opportunity to provide corporate branded item/pamphlet for goodie bag 
  • Special company recognition by President from podium 
  • Opportunity to speak at opening of event 
Black Level Sponsor $5,000 
  • Special seating for 8 and VIP parking for the Gala
  • Sponsorship recognition in the event slideshow, event program, and the Cardinal Foundation Annual Report 
  • Special table amenities and treats 
  • Opportunity to provide corporate branded item/pamphlet for goodie bag 
  • Special company recognition by President from podium 
Red Level Sponsor $2,500 
  • Special seating for 8 
  • Sponsorship recognition in the event slideshow, event program, and the Cardinal Foundation Annual Report 
  • Table amenities and treats 
Gold Level Sponsor $1,500 
  • Special seating for 8 
  • Sponsorship recognition in the event program, and the Cardinal Foundation Annual Report 
  • Table amenities and treats 

Become a Sponsor of the Gala!

Questions? Contact Hillary Folsom at 256-549-8377 or hfolsom@gesamten.com.

 

Cardinal Gala Save the Date for Oct. 10, 2024

 

The Cardinal Foundation held its 2024 luncheon for scholarship recipients at the Beck Conference Center on the Wallace Drive Campus. See an album of photos from the event; read the press release.

A table at the luncheon

 

Gadsden State Community College is opening the $30 million state-of-the-art Advanced Manufacturing and Workforce Skills Training Center, also known as the AMC.

The 50,000-square-foot facility provides a modern educational lab and training space for students pursuing certificates and Associate in Applied Science degrees in Mechatronics, Industrial Automation, Mechanical Design Technology, Electronics Engineering, Precision Machining and Welding Technology. The AMC will provide the next generation of students with cutting-edge technical training and the workforce development necessary for successful careers of the future.

The AMC is located where the Alabama School of Trades began in 1925. The AST was the first vocational college of its kind in the southeast and was eventually renamed Alabama Technical College until it merged with Gadsden State in 1985. For nearly 100 years, Alabama School of Trades, Alabama Technical College and Gadsden State Community College have been providing excellent education and training for thousands of students in the community. Gadsden State educates over 2,000 students a year for high-wage, high-demand jobs.

In honor and celebration of this rich history, the Gadsden State Cardinal Foundation is offering supporters an opportunity to show student support while being a last part of the AMC. Bricks from the former Alabama School of Trades buildings and wood from the oak trees that once lined the campus entrance will be engraved and included in the Legacy Wall, which will be prominently located in the AMC. It is a remarkable way to showcase support of the technical programs offered by Gadsden State while honoring the history of the AST.

Honor friends and family. Establish a memorial for a loved one. Show your business’s support of the programs that train future employees.

  • Laser engraved bricks are $500.
  • Laser engraved wood plaques are available for $1,000.

Be a part of the Legacy Wall

Every dollar raised through tax-deductible purchases will benefit student scholarships provided by the Gadsden State Cardinal Foundation.

Photo of the wall inside the AMC where the Legacy Wall will be

 

 

Scholarships

The Cardinal Foundation presents several scholarships each year to Gadsden State students. 

Apply for Cardinal Foundation Scholarships


About Us

Mission

The Cardinal Foundation exists to support the mission of Gadsden State Community College and provide opportunities for students.

Purpose

The Cardinal Foundation is an approved IRS 501(c)(3) support organization established to raise, manage, distribute and steward private resources to support the mission of Gadsden State. The Foundation is managed and controlled by a Board of Directors.

 

The Cardinal Foundation
P.O. Box 8265, Gadsden, AL 35902
Tax ID #46-0730246

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Members of the Board of Directors represent one of the three counties where Gadsden State campuses are located — Etowah, Calhoun and Cherokee counties.

  • President: Tommie Goggans III
  • Vice President: Eric Crabtree
  • Secretary: Gerri Langley
  • Treasurer: Steve Hildebrant 
  • Past President: Mark Condra

Board Members

  • Lynn King
  • Ricky Ray
  • Honorable Tim Burgess
  • Major General Eric Crabtree
  • Bryan Dorsett
  • Eric Ellis
  • Heather New
  • David Hooks
  • Trudy Lowe
  • Scott Shofner
  • Jonathan Tang
  • Davis Varner
  • Bess Yarbrough
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