Wednesday, April 11, 2018   2:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST
Dial in #: (800) 619-9015    Conference ID #: 685455
Wolfson Campus of Miami Dade College
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 – Building 2, Room 2106

 WELCOME                                                                                          Jackie Skryd

2:09 pm called meeting to order

ROLL CALL                                                                                           Monica Rodriguez      

Present in person: Judy Green, John Gyllin, Maureen Capp, Jackie Skryd, Monica Rodriguez, Jennifer Peterson, Cindy Bruin, Kris Christian, Ann Deecker, Cristie Kedrowski, Matt Matthews, Bill Shustoswki, Cleve Warren

Present over the phone: Ellen Burns, Chris Knife, Heather Mitchell

Everyone was present for this meeting.

APPROVAL of Minutes                                                                      Jackie Skryd

Moved by Ann; seconded by Bill; amended by Jackie; approved

TREASURER’S REPORT                                                                       Judy Green

$20,062 in FCS account. Decision must be made about what to do with excess fundsà possibly increase marketing efforts, or re-instate revamped scholarships for conferences

CHAIR’S REPORT                                                                                Jackie Skryd

There are some additional funds out of FEMA-not in appropriations due to storms last year; FCRD member institutions should apply


Thanks to Maureen Capp, who has served board for 7 years


2018 Spring Conference Report                                             Monica Rodriguez

FCRD Spring Conference Numbers 

Number of registered attendees: 58 attendees

  • Foundation members: 38%
  • Grants members: 62%

Number of colleges represented: 22/28

  • Foundations: 13
  • Grants Departments: 15

Number of funding agencies present: Five

  • Florida Department of State
    • Division of Cultural Affairs
    • Division of Historical Resources
    • Division of Library and Information Services
  • Florida Humanities Council
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • U.S. Department of Labor
  • Volunteer Florida

Number sponsors present: Seven

Lower than anticipated conference attendees so Monica will send out a survey to find out what happened.

$7,750 raised in sponsorships with approx. $3,970.71. in excess funds.

Ad Hoc Committee Report –                                                   John Gyllin

Communicating our Story: What data elements can we plan ahead for? What does that timeline look ahead?

Legislators looking at DSOs; travel spending

We need to pare down data points to easy to collect data across the system to report back to COP, e.g., Total funds raised in most recent FY: $67 million, total revenues raised in most recent FY: $156 million; total provided to college by foundation; total staffing, compensation, and benefits: $13 million; how much is unrestricted: 94%

Is it feasible to collect all this data every year?

Add data point: Dollars going toward scholarships vs. programmatic costs

Common definitions need to be established so data can be “apples to apples”; John to develop definitions for data points;

John says he was also interested in feedback from DSO roundtables at conference

Future Foundation Reporting                                                 Jackie Skryd

Future Spotlight Topics:

Jackie discussed success of highlighting math innovations at member FCRD CCs; possible future topics include: how college programs align to jobs chart, TAACCCT, ATE grants, STEM grants, CROP grants; Take Stock in Children funding; TRIO Upward Bound grants; social and economic mobility; affordability; combined spotlight for grants and foundations; grant sustainability; partnerships with CareerSource; articulation/dual enrollment


By-Laws Amendments                                                            Bill Shustowski

After much deliberation, discussion tabled to next meeting

Consideration of secondary leadership track at FCRD was brought up.


            Strategic Plan & Budget                                                          Jackie Skryd

Discussed tabled until future date (TBD)

BOARD MEMBER COMMENTS                      

Future conferences: 2018 Fall Gathering Daytona State College: Sept 13-14, 2018; 2019 Spring Conference at Tallahassee Community College: potentially same time as legislature in sessions but still TBD (role of FCRD in getting legislators information directly is discussed); 2018 Fall Gathering: possibly at Hillsborough CC: dates TBD. 

Aspen Institute Leadership Seminar with Chancellor on May 16-18, 2018-some of board members will attend 


May 17, 2018 at noon, and every third Thursday of the month at noon henceforth 


Matt motions to adjourn, Jennifer seconds