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IRS 501(c)(3) Determination Letter

The U.S. Department of Internal Revenue recognizes the Foundation as a non-profit corporation under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. 

Foundation Scholarships

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, many people know the Foundation for scholarships that we award each year to hard-working students. Learn how a scholarship can be established with a gift of $500 or more.  

The Dalton State Foundation Excellence Awards

Since 2005, we have annually recognized outstanding faculty and staff on campus with the Dalton State Foundation Excellence Awards. The recipient of the Foundation’s Excellence in Teaching Award is the College’s commencement speaker each December.

Board of Trustees

A volunteer Board of Trustees comprised of alumni and friends of Dalton State governs the Foundation and oversees its activities.

Dalton State Foundation
2020-2021 Board of Trustees

Chip Howalt, Chairman
Jim Bethel
Barry Blevins
Bob Buchanan
Stan Goodroe
Jim Jolly
Lynn Laughter

Sara “Skeeter” Pierce
Dora Price
Mitch Sanford
John Shaheen
Ken White
Margaret Venable, ex-officio
David Elrod, ex-officio

Foundation Staff

The Foundation staff has a combined 40 years of experience and service to Dalton State. We are here to assist you.

Donor Bill of Rights

The Foundation subscribes to the Donor Bill of Rights as created by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, and the Giving Institute.


The Foundation adheres to all applicable federal and state laws and regulations pertaining to its accounting, gift management and fundraising practices. We strive to stay current with best practices in gift administration and donor relations.

Contact Us

Dalton State Foundation
Ottinger Hall, lower level
650 College Drive
Dalton, Georgia 30720

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