C. EDWARD MEADOWS
As of 2023, 7,081 donors have given $34,604,151.30 to the College during Dr. Meadows tenure. The average gift from these donors was $4,886.90. The top 15 donors to this point in his tenure have made 226 gifts in support of the College. Their giving equates to $10,049,422.02 with an average gift value of $669,961.47. C. Edward “Ed” Meadows became Pensacola Junior College’s sixth president in June 2008.
In 2009, The Edward M. Chadbourne Library was dedicated to honor alumnus Ed Chadbourne, the inaugural Day of Clays fundraiser was hosted, and the Hobbs Center for Teaching Excellence opened after a $1M gift.
In 2015, The Molly McGuire Culinary Arts Dining Room and endowed scholarship was dedicated in memory of Molly McGuire and the Dr. Marjan Mazza Bachelor of Applied Science in Business and Management was named to honor philanthropist, Dr. Mazza for her $250,000 gift. In 2018, the Charles W. Lamar Studio was dedicated to celebrate the Lamar, Switzer and Reilly families $1M gift to Pensacola State; and, former Trustee, Dona Usry and husband, Milton, give $100,000 to the College. Gulf Power Foundation helps establish the PSC Nonprofit Center for Excellence and Philanthropy with a $150,000 gift.
In 2019, Gene and Maureen Valentino help establish PSC’s Entrepreneurship program with a $270,000 gift and the College received the largest planned gift in its history when business owners Jan and Ron Miller gift the college with a $2.4M CRUT.
2020’s worldwide pandemic launch the Change Makers program founded by Jo-Ann and Michael Price with a $100,000 gift $100,000 toward scholarships and Emeritus Governor, Donald McMahon III gifts $250,000 to support students pursuing a degree in cybersecurity.
In 2021, the College publicly announced reaching the 1/2 way point in an $11M comprehensive campaign.
In 2022, the College’s “Your Community — Your Legacy” capital campaign raised $12.6 million, surpassing the $11 million goal.