Each year, the Foundation provides over $600,000 for Presidential, Principal, Ambassador and Financial Aid Scholarships, as well as additional funds for special scholarships approved through the Foundations Scholarship Committee. In addition, the Foundation currently administers over 300 scholarships provided by individuals, corporations, and civic organizations.
The Foundation also supports LSSC through the funding of projects which directly or indirectly benefit students. These projects have included assistance for the Classroom Instructional Equipment, Athletics Department Equipment, the College Libraries, the Nursing Program, College Computer Labs, and Support for faculty, staff, and students.
Because LSSC is not fully supported by the State of Florida, private support is essential to the college. Such private support is made possible through donations to the Foundation, which has been designated as a nonprofit direct-support organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Federal Internal Revenue Code.
The Lake-Sumter State College Foundation, Inc. believes in “Changing Lives and Building Futures” for students attending LSSC. Each year, the Foundation provides over $600,000 in scholarships and administers over 300 scholarships and endowment accounts. Lake-Sumter State College has increased its enrollment over the past three years. There are more students who want to better themselves and their families by achieving their dream of a college education. Unfortunately, if scholarships were not available, many of these students would be unable to complete their degree. As the college’s enrollment continues to increase, the amount of dollars from the state of Florida has not been able to keep up with the college’s growth. This has resulted in the need for more private donations that the Foundation seeks to receive.
Our community takes great pride in its support of the Lake-Sumter State College Foundation, Inc. From awarding scholarships for tuition and books to providing funds for faculty and staff to purchase equipment to further educate our students, gifts to the LSSC Foundation directly benefit local residents and positively impact economic growth and success.
I can assure you that your generous contribution to the LSSC Foundation, Inc. for student scholarships or other restricted funds is doing good in many ways. As the President of the LSSC Foundation Board, I have the pleasure to witness first-hand how these gifts make a difference in the lives of students in Lake and Sumter counties and the surrounding communities.
Whether you are a high school valedictorian, a single parent, or a returning adult student, the LSSC Foundation strives to ensure that opportunities continue to exist at LSSC for access and excellence in higher education.
As the College continues to experience record growth in enrollment, the LSSC Foundation recognizes the needs for scholarship support will increase. With your support we will do our best to meet those needs.
The Performing Arts Series at Lake-Sumter State College began presenting performances in the Paul P. Williams Auditorium over 30 years ago. In 2007, the Lake-Sumter State College Foundation, Inc. renamed its Performing Arts Series, the George O. Pringle Performing Arts Series at Lake-Sumter State College, in appreciation of the patron’s many contributions to the arts and his community. Striving to provide quality live entertainment that is enjoyable, affordable and culturally enriching, the Foundation’s Performing Arts Series has continued to change over the years to keep up with the times and the area’s growth. Through it all, George Pringle had been an avid supporter, making the renaming of the Series a fitting tribute to this champion of the arts.
The series consists of 6 performances that run from October through March. We have a Saturday matinee show, which is at 2:00 p.m., a Saturday evening show, which is at 7:30 p.m. and a Sunday Matinee show at 2:00 p.m. The series features a wide variety of quality entertainment varying from comedy, dance, musicals, big bands and nostalgia. World famous entertainers have appeared on our stage for many years, and will be for many more with the support of our patrons!
All events are held at the Paul P. Williams Auditorium, located on the Leesburg Campus of Lake-Sumter State College.
The gift of a scholarship is much more than tuition, fees and books; it is the gift of education! Your contribution...
Thousands of deserving students need financial support to attend and complete college. Contributions from community members like you help these students reach their education and career goals. Your gift makes a difference well beyond the classroom.
During the past year, Dr. Sidor has been instrumental in growing the Foundation’s assets from $3 million to just over $16 million. During this time, the Foundation has awarded over $8 million in scholarships and $4 million in program support to Lake-Sumter State College.
Dr. Sidor is becoming very active in his community by serving on various state and local boards including:
Prior to joining Lake-Sumter State College, Dr. Sidor spent 16 years working in health care public relations and marketing in hospitals in Gainesville, Orlando and Leesburg, Florida. She received her Master’s in Business Administration from Nova University, and her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Public Relations from the University of Florida.
Dr. Sidor believes that the greatest gift we can give is a good education for this can never be taken away.
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