Advancement and Grants
Institutional Advancement and Grants Development
Institutional Advancement and Grants Development (IA) is the managing department for scholarships, grants, fundraising, and alumni affairs. The office is responsible for obtaining external funding and other resources to support the College's scholarship funds, academic and technical training programs, student support services, faculty and staff professional development, community outreach programs, and special projects. The department engages in research, planning, and soliciting funds from private and public entities including individuals, corporations, foundations, and government agencies.
The practice of raising money for the College dates to the early 1900s when St. Philip's College (SPC) was a modest industrial school for African American girls. Dr. Artemisia Bowden, who served the institution for 52 years first as its primary teacher and finally as the president, led the College's first fundraising efforts by personally soliciting donations from the community.
In keeping with tradition, President Adena Williams Loston develops and leads fundraising initiatives for the College. She serves as the liaison between the Alamo College District Development Office on all St. Philip’s College-specific fundraising activities.
Dr. Sharon Crockett-Ray, Director of Institutional Advancement
Manages the Institutional Advancement and Grants Development Department which includes scholarships, grants, fundraising, special events, and alumni affairs. Provides leadership in planning, organizing, implementing, and evaluating scholarships, grant applications/proposals, fundraising events, endowments, donor recognition, and other stewardship events and programs.
Gloria P. Hernandez, Scholarship Coordinator
Coordinator of all scholarship programs for St. Philip’s College students. Responsible for managing and administering the College’s portfolio of scholarship funds. Evaluates the scholarship program identifying opportunities for growth and excellence, while improving the donor and recipient experience. Collaborates with Alamo Colleges District (ACD) Institutional Advancement and Alamo Colleges Foundation staff to ensure all ACD colleges adhere to the District’s scholarship policies and practices. Assist the department with all fundraising activities.
Shawana Freeman Blair, Grant Writer
Co-coordinator of the SPC-IA Grants Office. Researches funding opportunities and develops grant applications and proposals in response to federal, state, local and foundation funding solicitations. Monitors the implementation and compliance of externally funded programs and projects for the College. Tracks and reports the volume of external grant funding received by SPC. Assist the department with all fundraising activities.
Bryan A. Chase, Grant Writer
Co-coordinator of the SPC-IA Grants Office. Researches funding opportunities and develops grant applications and proposals in response to federal, state, local and foundation funding solicitations. Tracks and reports the volume of external grant funding received by SPC. Coordinates the Colleges’ Annual Employee Giving Campaign. Assist the department with all fundraising activities.
Daniel Riley, Administrative Services Specialist
Supports the Institutional Advancement Director and serves as the IA office manager. Responsible for planning major events, coordinating schedules, and planning and monitoring the department budget. Assist the department with all fundraising activities.
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Dr. Sharon Crockett-Ray
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