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Executive Director’s Greetings

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Greetings Donors, Alumni, and Friends of Polk State College Foundation:

For the more than six years I have worked for Polk State, I have found it a whirlwind of wonderfulness! I have been amazed and inspired by all that we have achieved–particularly the tremendous differences we have made in the lives of our students through a strong belief in the College’s mission and the generous support of donors. It is both incredibly exciting and rewarding to witness our students spread their wings and soar, due in large part to the philanthropy of our community.

The Foundation Team regularly witnesses the evidence that scholarships are often the determining factor for many students to be able to attend Polk State College. Whether it’s Emergency Scholarships, or scholarships for books or tuition, without a hand-up from altruistic contributors, many of our students would be on a different path that would not include a college degree.

I hope you enjoy hearing the heart-soaring stories of the lives that Polk State is transforming through the power of higher education as well as the tributes to the donors who make it possible. We greatly value and truly appreciate each and every dollar donated to Polk State College Foundation in support of our students and for the elevation of our entire community. Never underestimate your positive impact—it will be forever held in the hearts of those you touch. As Scott Adams aptly stated, “Remember: there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.”


All the very best,



Tracy M. Porter

Executive Director