The J. F. Ingram State Technical College Foundation

The J. F. Ingram State Technical College Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting ISTC students and graduates.

Each year the Foundation provides ISTC graduates preparing to enter the workforce with tools and equipment, as well as funds to offset the costs of licensure and certification. Foundation personnel work closely with career technical instructors and employers to make sure graduates have the resources needed to succeed on the job.

The Foundation supports currently enrolled students by offsetting costs for a variety of industry recognized certifications including OSHA-10 hour safety, EPA refrigerant handling, MSSC Certified Logistics Associate and Certified Logistics Technician, and Microsoft Office Specialist.

Each spring, the Foundation sponsors a college-wide oratorical and visual arts contest. Students write poetry, give speeches, and create original art for the contest. Winners receive prizes and many are featured at college events.

In addition to support from ISTC employees, the Foundation board and membership, and corporate partners, the Foundation actively pursues grants and other awards to support these activities.

The J. F. Ingram State Technical College Foundation Board

Mr. Cam Ward
Director, Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles
Montgomery, AL

Mr. Ryan Austin
President, Hoar Program Management
Birmingham, AL 

Honorable Sue Bell Cobb
Former Chief Justice, Alabama Supreme Court
Pike Road, AL

Mrs. Gina Cox
Executive VP of Academics & Ministry Training
Highlands College, Church of the Highlands
Birmingham, AL

Gen. Ed Crowell (Retired)
Miltope Corporation
Pike Road, AL

Commissioner John Hamm
Alabama Department of Corrections
Montgomery, AL

Mr. John D. Harrison
Civic Volunteer, Florence, AL

Dr. Jack Hawkins
Chancellor, Troy University System 
Troy, AL 

Mr. Mike Hill
Superintendent of Banks, State Banking Department
Montgomery, AL

Mr. Jerry Kocan
President, Four Star Freightliner
Montgomery, AL

Mrs. Mary Sue McClurkin
Place 2, Indian Springs Town Council
Indian Springs, AL

Representative Rod Scott
Alabama House of Representatives
Fairfield, AL

Mr. Chester Vrocher
Regional Liaison/Chief Safety & Security Officer, Alabama Community College System
Jackson, AL

Mrs. Annette Funderburk
President, Ingram State Technical College
ex officio


ISTC Foundation Golf Tournament     10/12/20

Foundation Friends,

Thank you to everyone who helped make the sixth annual foundation golf tournament such a success. We raised over $26,000 at this year’s event, with proceeds benefiting ISTC graduates entering the workforce, as well as currently enrolled students. We appreciate our many sponsors and say a special thanks to our 2022 Ace sponsors – Vision Security Technologies/Genetec and Promising People. Finally, a big thank you to all the golfers who joined us at Arrowhead, we couldn't do this without you!

Looking ahead to the holiday season, the foundation will provide a festive meal for students at each of our instructional sites. Watch for updates about this annual celebration.

Brannon Lentz
Dean of Administration


Your gift can do so many things

  • Offset the cost of certification testing for career technical students

  • Provide a qualified graduate with tools and equipment needed to start work

  • Celebrate student accomplishments at commencement

  • Say “job well done” to students with end-of-term activities

Thank you!

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On behalf of our students, thank you for your generosity.

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