The College of the Mainland Foundation was established in 1972 as a separate 501(c)(3), tax-exempt organization to provide funding for student and College needs. The mission of the COM Foundation is to support and encourage educational excellence through the College of the Mainland. The Foundation seeks to heighten community awareness of the mission and accomplishments of the College and to facilitate the creation of a student-centered learning community dedicated to excellence in education.
Contributors to the Foundation come from every walk of life. They are individuals, large corporations, family-owned businesses, civic organizations and charitable foundations. All share the same vision--higher education must be available to everyone in our community regardless of their financial and life circumstances. Donors know that a gift to the Foundation gives hope to individuals and support to our communities through a well-trained, educated workforce in Galveston County.
Board of Directors
A volunteer Board of Directors comprised of representatives from business and industry, community leaders, alumni and employees governs the Foundation and selects scholarship recipients. The vice president of the board takes community members’ applications for membership on the board in early August of each year. If you are interested in serving, please contact the Foundation Office at 409-933-8508.