Cardinal Foundation

Cardinal Foundation


The Cardinal Foundation exists to support the mission of Gadsden State Community College and provide opportunities for students.


The Cardinal Foundation is an approved IRS 501(c)(3) support organization established to raise, manage, distribute and steward private resources to support the mission of Gadsden State. The Foundation is managed and controlled by a Board of Directors.



Donations can be sent to:

The Cardinal Foundation
P.O. Box 8265
Gadsden, AL 35902
Tax ID #46-0730246

Donate Online


The Swoop Sprint 5K is a family-friendly scholarship fundraiser hosted by Gadsden State and the Gadsden State Cardinal Foundation. The purpose of the event is to raise money for student scholarships. It is a Gadsden Runners Club Prix Event. This year the Swoop Sprint raised $8,900. For times click here. For pictures click here.

Save the Date for next year's race! April 9, 2022

Thank you 2021 Sponsors!

Swoop! Swoop!

Swooping In!

Alabama Teachers Credit Union, Exchange Bank of Alabama, Regional Medical Center (RMC), River Bank & Trust, The Messenger, Preferred Health Services and Eastman

One Fell Swoop! 

Advantage EMT, Blackstone Pizza Kitchen, CMP-Talladega, Gadsden Tourism, Kathy Murphy, Langley Performance, Popeye's, Holiday Inn Express Hotel, Buffalo Rock, Team One Auto Chevrolet

Swoop Sprint 5K





The Gadsden State Cardinal Foundation hosted a scholarship luncheon for named scholarship donors and scholarship recipients.


Dr. Kathy Murphy with Alabama Power reps Terry Smiley and Spencer Williams. APCO presented a $5,000 grant to the Gadsden State Cardinal Foundation for the Boys & Girls Club Career Academy Scholarship.


President Mark Condra, Treasurer Bryan Dorsett and board member Gayle Macolly with Swoop at the 2021 Homecoming Tailgate party. 


Board member Tommie Goggans III and President Mark Condra at the 2021 Swoop Sprint 5K.






The Cardinal Foundation presents several scholarships each year to Gadsden State students. 

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Board of Directors

Members of the Board of Directors represent one of the three counties where Gadsden State campuses are located – Etowah, Calhoun and Cherokee counties.

  • President: Mark Condra
  • Vice President: Bryan Dorsett
  • Secretary: Anna Moore
  • Treasurer: Tommie Goggans III
  • Past President: Steve Hildebrant

Board Members

  • Lynn King
  • Nanda Patel
  • Ricky Ray
  • Honorable Tim Burgess
  • Major General Eric Crabtree
  • Heather New
  • Kristen Fillingim
  • Theresa Hulgan
  • Bud Owsley
  • David Hooks
  • Gerri Langley
  • Trudy Lowe
  • Gayle Macolly
  • Jonathan Tang
  • Davis Varner
  • Bess Yarbrough