About Us

The Phi Theta Kappa Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization. Contributions or gifts are tax deductible in accordance with IRS rules and regulations. Organized on October 9, 2006, the Foundation exists primarily to raise and oversee voluntary private support of time, talent, and financial contributions to support and advance the mission, vision and priorities of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. The Foundation offers a distinct avenue for foundations, corporations and individuals, for example, who wish to support the mission and programs of Phi Theta Kappa Foundation. The Foundation is not an operational function of the Honor Society but is rather a separate legal entity operated as a tax-exempt corporation chartered within the State of Mississippi. The Foundation's primary purpose is to secure financial contributions from alumni, friends, corporations, foundations, and others for the benefit of Honor Society. The Foundation is dedicated to building and managing operational, scholarship, and endowment funds and in addressing, through financial support, the long-term priorities of the Honor Society. The Foundation is responsible for identifying and nurturing relationships with potential donors and other friends of the Honor Society.

The Phi Theta Kappa Foundation was created to develop a broad base of support for Phi Theta Kappa programs and the people it serves. This support is provided in many different forms ranging from alumni volunteers to corporate donations. All who believe in excellence are invited to become stewards of Phi Theta Kappa. Together, we accept responsibility for ensuring that there will be a strong Phi Theta Kappa for future generations. By planting the seeds of support today, we ensure that the pursuit of excellence will continue. We hope you will join us!

 


Nancy L. Rieves, Ed.D.

A message from Foundation Executive Director Nancy L. Rieves, Ed.D.

Thank you for visiting the Phi Theta Kappa Foundation web pages. We invite you to join us in building on excellence at Phi Theta Kappa, knowing that we are exceptional stewards of the funds entrusted to us, and that we are faithful to the mission of Phi Theta Kappa. The ways for you to give are diverse and rewarding, and our numerous areas of giving allow you to tailor your gift to your specific philanthropic goals.


Phi Theta Kappa Board of Trustees

Dr. Matthew J. Quinn

Dr. Matthew J. Quinn
Chair
International Honorary Member
Past President, Carroll College, Helena, Montana
Founding Executive Director, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
Lansdowne, Virginia

Dr. Jo Marshall

Dr. Jo Marshall
Vice Chair
International Honorary Member
President, Somerset Community College, Somerset, Kentucky

Dr. Rod A. Risley

Dr. Rod A. Risley
Secretary
Alumnus
Executive Director, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
Jackson, Mississippi

Mr. J. Mark Davis

Mr. J. Mark Davis
Treasurer
International Honorary Member
President, Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation
Atlanta, Georgia

Dr. George Boggs

Dr. George Boggs
International Honorary Member
Immediate Past-President and CEO,
American Association of Community Colleges
Washington, D.C.

Dr. Janice R. Freeman

Dr. Janice R. Freeman
Alumna
Professor Emeritus, Texas A&M at Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, Texas

Dr. Joyce F. Freeman

Dr. Joyce F. Freeman
Alumna
Professor Emeritus, Texas A&M at Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, Texas

Mr. Raymond D. Hites

Mr. Raymond D. Hites
President, Hites Family Community College Scholarship Foundation
Savannah, Georgia

Cassius O. Johnson

Cassius O. Johnson
Alumnus, Past International President of Phi Theta Kappa
Barbara Jordon Scholar, University of Texas at Austin
Program Officer, New School Designs for K-16 Pathways
Carnegie Corporation
New York, NY

Dr. E. Ann McGee

Dr. E. Ann McGee
Fulbright Scholar
Alumna
President, Seminole State College, Sanford, Florida

Mr. Westley Moore

Mr. Westley Moore
Alumnus
New York Times Best Selling Author
Host of "Beyond Belief" (OWN Network)
Former White House Fellow
Veteran
New York, New York

Lou Oberndorf

Mr. Lou Oberndorf
CEO, Oberndorf Holdings, LLC
Sarasota, FL

Ms. Mirta Ojito

Ms. Mirta Ojito
Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist; Author
Assistant Professor, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
New York, New York

Jorge A. Plasencia

Jorge A. Plasencia
Chairman and CEO, República
Miami, Florida

Dr. Nancy L. Rieves

Dr. Nancy L. Rieves
Executive Director, Phi Theta Kappa Foundation
Jackson, Mississippi

Dr. David H. Shinn

Dr. David H. Shinn
Alumnus
Former Ambassador to Ethiopia and Burkina Faso; Author
Professor, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

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Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honor society in American higher education with more than 2.5 million members and 1,275 chapters located in all 50 of the United States, U.S. territories, British Virgin Islands (U.K.), Canada, Germany, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, United Arab Emirates, and the Republic of Palau. The average age of a new member is 28. The average Phi Theta Kappa member is enrolled full-time with a GPA of 3.8.

Our Mission

The mission of the Phi Theta Kappa Foundation is to secure the financial resources to support the values, vision, and priorities of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

Case for Support

The Phi Theta Kappa Foundation provides the resources for unique and innovative programs that encourage, engage, and motivate individuals to complete their degrees, fulfill their dreams and become leaders in our society.

Spotlight

Salley Wilson and Billy Wilson

Collaborate Across Generations

Billy Wilson grew up wanting to be a member of Phi Theta Kappa — understandable in a household where his mother, Sally, was the Kappa Alpha Chapter advisor, and his father, Ernest, was Dean at Holmes Community College in Mississippi.

Partners Promoting Excellence

Ann and Doug Foard are natural collaborators who complement each other — and bring a joie de vivre to everything they undertake. They share many reasons for supporting Phi Theta Kappa’s college completion initiative.

Tom Christopher and Steve Pribyl

Tom Christopher and Steve Pribyl followed very different paths in their professional lives, but today work together as successful executives in the same company.
Both are quick to acknowledge that community colleges helped put them on their pathway