LSC receives $224,696 Tomball Regional Health Foundation grant
TOMBALL, TX – Lone Star College (LSC) Foundation was recently awarded grants totaling $224,696 from Tomball Regional Health Foundation (TRHF). The grants will go toward supporting LSC-Tomball lifePATH® and nursing programs. This grant brings TRHF’s support of LSC student success to more than $1.8 million in funding.
“Together we are stronger and the strength of our partnership with Tomball Regional Health Foundation resonates within our college and in our community,” said Dr. Lee Ann Nutt, LSC-Tomball president. “Once again, the Tomball Regional Health Foundation’s ongoing support has enabled our health occupations and lifePATH students to gain the skills and knowledge needed to become valued and contributing members of our Tomball community.”
TRHF awarded $122,856 toward the LSC-Tomball lifePATH® program to provide funding for a wraparound support coach and academic strategist. lifePATH® is a four-year comprehensive program of post-secondary educational opportunities for students who have disabilities that affect executive functioning. lifePATH® focuses on academic readiness, social expectations, and career exploration.
“The ability to produce highly trained health care workers for our community has always been a priority for the Tomball Regional Health Foundation,” said Lynn LeBouef, Tomball Hospital Authority CEO and THRF Board Treasurer. “Because of COVID-19 and the imposed quarantines, health care workers have been impacted by the restricted availability of clinical training sites to get ‘hands on’ experience with the latest technology.”
TRHF also awarded $101,839 to be used to purchase critical health care training equipment including 4 adult, full-body clinical nursing skills simulators, infusion pumps, and surgical technology supplies.
“The Tomball Regional Health Foundation is pleased to assist in the providing of funds to Lone Star College Foundation to supply additional training equipment for their nursing labs as well as faculty assistance for the lifePATH program at LSC-Tomball,” said LeBouef.
“Thanks to funding from Tomball Regional Health Foundation, Lone Star College-Tomball students have fewer financial barriers and more community support,” said Nicole Robinson Gauthier, CFRE, LSC Foundation executive director. “This truly is a great partnership.”
Learn more about the many important educational programs LSC Foundation supports by visiting LoneStar.edu/Giving.
Tomball Regional Health Foundation is the new name of the Tomball Hospital Authority (THA). THA was the owner and operator of Tomball Regional Medical Center from its founding in 1976 until its sale to a subsidiary of Community Health Systems, Inc. Oct. 1, 2011. The Tomball Regional Health Foundation will administer the proceeds from the sale of Tomball Regional Medical Center for charitable purposes in the surrounding communities. The Tomball Regional Health Foundation will continue to be a vital part of the community, supporting health and wellness initiatives on behalf of its residents and seeking to meet the broader aspects of health needs in the community.
Founded in 1991, LSC Foundation has expanded its initial investment of $20,000 into an extensive portfolio of over $26 million, and has provided over $14 million in scholarships to nearly 14,500 students, as well as more than $6 million in program support since its inception.
The mission of LSC Foundation is to change lives through student scholarships and quality educational programs achieved by excellence in relationship building, fundraising and investment management. Visit LoneStar.edu/Giving for more information.
Lone Star College offers high-quality, low-cost academic transfer and career training education to 93,000+ students each semester. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to support student success. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., serves as Chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area with an annual economic impact of almost $3 billion. LSC consists of seven colleges, 10 centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.