Educational Foundation


Established in 1980 as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, the Dabney S. Lancaster Community College Educational Foundation, Inc., exists solely to support and promote Dabney S. Lancaster Community College.

The Educational Foundation’s primary focus is to keep education affordable through the awarding of student scholarships and to provide students the support they need to achieve their goals. The Foundation also supports the college through the purchase of enhanced technology and classroom equipment and innovative programming.

Who We Are

Although fiscally and organizationally separate from the College, the Educational Foundation partners with the college to change the lives of area citizens by enabling them to successfully pursue post-secondary education, achieve positive life outcomes, and to build brighter futures. The DSLCC Educational Foundation is governed by a volunteer board of community leaders. Education Foundation activities are centered on adding funds for student aid, increasing the endowment, and promoting goodwill in the community.

What We Do

The Foundation is supported by private contributions from individuals, businesses, organizations, and foundations, which then are managed and invested. These generous investments allow the College and Educational Foundation to meet the educational challenges of the 21st century as they encourage a regional vitality powered by an educated citizenry and workforce. The interest and dividends generated by the funds are used to benefit Dabney S. Lancaster Community College through support for the following:

  • Merit and need-based scholarships for deserving DSLCC students
  • Focused support systems and essential tools for student success
  • Enhanced classroom technology, specialized equipment and training models for students
  • Innovative programming to meet evolving needs of area industries
  • Faculty grants for international and domestic travel to provide depth and richness to the learning environment at DSLCC

Gifts and contributions to the Foundation are tax deductible. Click here for more information.

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Tax deductible contributions may be made online or mailed to the following address:

Dabney S. Lancaster Community College Educational Foundation
1000 Dabney Drive
Clifton Forge, VA 24422