Providing Bishop State Community College with private philanthropic support since 1994. Serving as the vehicle through which individuals and organizations may invest in the Bishop State Community College and its students.

Our Mission

The Bishop State Foundation advances the College’s mission by creating community awareness, building and nurturing meaningful relationships, and connecting community partners with giving opportunities to fulfill their philanthropic objectives.  

Our Goals

Enhance financial support for Bishop State Community College students.

Engage and interact with alumni, friends, and businesses to provide opportunities for Bishop State Community College and their students by continuously identifying possibilities for advancement.

Partner with Bishop State Community College in meeting employer needs by providing a skilled workforce.

Board Members

Primus Ridgeway

Chairman of the Board
Retired Aerospace Engineer Executive

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Olivier Charles

Bishop State Community College


Clinton Johnson

Community Relations Manager
Alabama Power


Tina Peck

Board Treasurer
Gabriel Peck: Allstate Insurance


John Sipple

Chief Executive Officer
Southern Oil Exploration

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Suntrease Williams-Maynard

Special Counsel
Adam and Reese, LLP


Ali Zeidan

Sr. Engineer SAP Functional Support
AMNS Calvert

Finances and Policies