Holmes Community College Development Foundation was established more than 25 years
ago to represent the nine districts the college serves. Its purpose is to provide
funds for scholarships for students attending Holmes as well as provide funds to support
other educational activities of the college, such as faculty development, modernization
of classroom equipment, student development activities and sponsorship of capital
Since its inception it has conducted campaigns for furnishing the old president's home to be used as a bed and breakfast and other alumni meetings. In addition to furnishing the house, it raised funds for the construction of a courtyard to be used for receptions and the paving of a supporting parking area.
The Foundation conducted the Lighting the Way Campaign in which $1.5 million was raised to support college programs. The Foundation also raised funds amounting to $750,000 for the building of the Chapel on the Hill which serves as the centerpiece for the campus and is used for recitals, weddings and other religious activities.
In 2011, the Foundation launched a Capital Campaign with a goal of $7 million and
has currently double its goal. The mission of this campaign was obtain support for
student scholarships, instructional technology, program start up, etc.
The Foundation is governed by a 15-member Board of Directors, who annually elect from its membership, its officers. In addition to the Board of Directors, there is a Foundation Board of Governors with representation from the nine counties served by the college.