Use of Funds

Scholarships

The Foundation administers over 100 scholarships and awards more than $250,000 every academic year. For a complete list of available scholarships, click here.

Restoration of Tyler Hall and Formal Gardens

Restoration and preservation projects for Tyler Hall and Tyler Gardens are funded through proceeds from the annual Tyler Tasting Party. Since 1988, this event has raised more than $500,000 toward restoring the historic estate. Past projects included:

  • Corridor and Foyer lighting fixtures
  • Cleaning of bronze sculptures and tapestry
  • Game Room painting, wallpaper stabilization, and window treatments
  • Reception Area window treatments, furnishings and carpet replacement
  • Corridor lighting fixture, painting and refurbishing
  • Appraisal of Tyler furniture and donated artwork
  • Display of original architectural drawings
  • Cleaning and restoration of Venetian painting in Music Room
  • Replacement of fountain flagstones in the Tyler Gardens
  • Preservation of Tyler Hall architectural drawings
  • Music Room window treatments and installation of crystal chandeliers
  • Installation of gravel paths and sod, and repair of stone steps in the Tyler Gardens
  • Repair and restoration of front doors
  • Lighting and carpet replacement in Living Room
  • Lighting and plexiglas installations in Game Room, Living Room, and Pewter Room
  • Restoration of Pewter Room
  • Repair of courtyard balcony
  • Repair and reproduction of Tyler Cats by 3-D Sculpture Student Club
  • Faux painting of Living Room doors
  • Replacement of George Washington portrait in Dining Room
  • Replacement of stone balustrades and railing
  • Repair of Tyler Gardens stone retaining walls
  • Production and installation of two sets of gates in Tyler Gardens
  • Design and printing of new Tyler Hall and Gardens visitors guide
  • Reproduction of Stella Elkins Tyler's Spring Wind sculpture

Support for Special College Projects and Initiatives

Since 1998, the Foundation has contributed $955,928 in support of special College projects and initiatives through its Allocations Committee. College faculty and staff have the opportunity to submit a request for funding from the Foundation via the College's Strategic Initiatives process at the beginning of each calendar year. Use the links below for more information about Foundation funded projects.

1998 Projects

1999 Projects

2000 Projects

2001 Projects

2002 Projects

2003 Projects

2004 Projects

2005 Projects

2006 Projects

2007 Projects

2008 Projects

2009 Projects

2010 Projects

 2011 Projects

2012 Projects

2013 Projects

 2014 Projects  

1998 College Projects and Initiatives

Total: $50,000

  • Facility and equipment improvements for the Department of Health, Physical Education and Nursing ($50,000)

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1999 College Projects and Initiatives

Total: $16,000

  • Portable Classroom Renovations for Autistic Children Program ($16,000)

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2000 College Projects and Initiatives

Total: $63,202

  • Equipment and Student Stipends for Student Orientation ($4,300)
  • International Business Practice Firm (IBPF) ($38,565)
  • Orientation Program to Foster the Success of Minority and International Students ($9,737)
  • Transition to Employment and Housing ($2,100)
  • Out of School Youth Opportunity Program ($4,000)
  • Art Appreciation ($4,500)

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2001 College Projects and Initiatives

Total: $111,385

  • Ticket Printer for Gateway Auditorium, Software and One-Year Support ($5,341)
  • Funding for Transitional/Homeless Students ($5,500)
  • Bucks Ambassador Program ($4,210)
  • Architectural Slide/Photo Resource Center ($2,717)
  • Display Cases for Culinary Program ($4,000)
  • Tyler Gardens Restoration ($7,977.15)
  • Waterfall Fountain ($10,790)
  • Landscape Signage ($3,000)
  • 25th Anniversary for Bucks County Poet Laureate Program ($6,550)
  • Furniture and Wall Hangings for Upper Bucks Campus ($4,500)
  • Bibliographic Instruction for Lower Bucks Campus ($10,000)
  • Labworks Learning System in Chemistry, Biology and Physics ($24,500)
  • Autism Program Playground ($5,000)
  • "Hand to Heart: A World of Puppetry" Exhibit ($4,500)
  • Cultural Exchange of Russian Musicians ($12,800)

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2002 College Projects and Initiatives

Total: $92,560

  • New Tables/Chairs for Dining Room/Chef Apprenticeship Program ($11,600)
  • "Red Flag" Early Intervention System ($5,537)
  • Raising the Career and Educational Goals of Disadvantaged Students in Lower Bucks County ($11,740)
  • CAD (Computer Aided Design) ($1,650)
  • GED Test Fee Stipends ($1,500)
  • Plaques to Honor Professor Emeritus ($1,800)
  • Campus Art & Sculpture ($1,500)
  • Transition to Employment and Housing ($3,000)
  • Camp Career for High School Students ($1,943)
  • Upper Bucks Campus Outdoor Furniture ($3,000)
  • Equipment for Student Orientation ($2,500)
  • Practical Nursing Preparatory Program ($1,200)
  • Digital Readers ($1,000)
  • Replacement of Room Divider/Penn 442 and 444 ($6,000)
  • 2003 Faculty of the Future Conference ($4,375)
  • Peer Mediation ($2,400)
  • Repairs and Improvements to Artmobile ($11,750)
  • Stella Elkins Tyler Exhibition and Catalogue ($1,175)
  • Aesthetic Upgrades: Library Auditorium and Lobby Area ($1,200)
  • Allied Health at Upper County Campus ($1,650)
  • Hollander Beater Project ($1,550)
  • Historic Preservation Slide/Photo Resource Center ($3,569)
  • Leaded Stained Glass Transom Windows ($371)
  • Sculpture Repair and Refinish ($1,100)
  • Signage/Library Auditorium ($450)
  • Draperies for Tyler 109 ($9,000)

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2003 College Projects and Initiatives

Total: $113,494

  • Creating a 'News Room' for Journalism Instruction ($27,000)
  • CD Duplication for the Mike Hoffman Quartet ($460)
  • Restoration of Charcoal Drawings ($548.50)
  • Stella Elkins Tyler Exhibition and Catalogue ($7,000)
  • Front Entrance Enhancements for the Upper Bucks Campus ($4,284.21)
  • Recognition Reception for Part-Time Faculty ($3,560)
  • Board Room Enhancements for the Upper Bucks Campus ($5,000)
  • Printing of Materials for SENACYT (Panama) Student Project ($2,500)
  • Graduate Internship in disAbility Services ($4,458)
  • Equipment Upgrades for Wellness Center ($15,000)
  • Repair and Resurface of Tennis Courts ($19,800)
  • Salt Kiln for Department of the Arts ($2,788.93)
  • Labworks Learning System ($4,000)
  • Student in Free Enterprise Entrepreneurial Pilot Project ($500)
  • Portable Furniture for the Upper Bucks Campus ($1,768)
  • Window Accents for Gallagher Room ($4,860)
  • Automated External Defibrillators ($10,428)

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2004 College Projects and Initiatives

Total: $63,870

  • Replacement of Room Divider ($9,000)
  • Stella Elkins Tyler Exhibition and Catalogu ($8,750)
  • Storage for Ceramics ($1,750)
  • Student in Free Enterprise Panama Project ($2,000)
  • Security/Reception Desk for the Lower Bucks Campus ($2,870)
  • Speakers Bureau for Students with Learning Disabilities ($1,400)
  • Recruitment Strategies for Latino Students ($4,700)
  • Lobby Furniture for the Upper Bucks Campus ($4,000)
  • TOTAL (Technology Office Training Access Learning) Lab ($18,000)
  • Library furniture redesign ($10,400)
  • Scholarships for 20 Financially Disadvantaged Act 101-GOALS Program Students ($1,000)

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2005 College Projects and Initiatives

Total: $48,516

  • Educational Enrichment Programs Student Mentoring Program ($3,500)
  • The Inferno of Dante Exhibition ($3,500)
  • Purchase of Student Works from Printmaking Program ($1,456)
  • Print Drying Rack ($1,289)
  • IT Academy VUE Testing ($7,200)
  • Student Life Movie Series ($2,000)
  • Materials and Models for a new Fine Arts major ($1,570.95)
  • SimMan Simulator for Nursing Lab ($28,000)

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2006 College Projects and Initiatives

Total: $56,737

  • Computer-Assisted Reading Inventory Program ($3,399.50)
  • Smart Classroom for Allied Health Building ($10,000)
  • Phi Theta Kappa Initiation Fee Scholarships ($780)
  • Welcoming Pathway to Gateway Center ($10,000)
  • Learning Disabilities in the Composition Classroom Program ($500)
  • Learning Connections Inventory Program ($3,250)
  • Online Component for Writing to Learn Program ($4,100)
  • Scenarios Online System ($7,838)
  • Digital Signage ($10,500)
  • Student Advisor Teams ($5,170)
  • Visual Strategies for Learning ($1,200)

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2007 College Projects and Initiatives

Total: $26,285

  • 2008 Women's History Month ($2,500)
  • Mobile White Boards for the Lower Bucks Campus ($1,400)
  • Two Adjustable Tables for Disability Services ($1,385)
  • Kitchen Equipment ($20,000)
  • Phi Theta Kappa Initiation Fee Scholarships ($1,000)

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2008 College Projects and Initiatives

Total: $47,382.50

  • Search Engine Marketing Pilot Program ($9,000)
  • Audio Access for Students with Disabilities ($2,602.50)
  • Datatel Human Resources Usage Audit ($4,000)
  • Acquisition of NADE Certification for Reading Program ($12,280)
  • Student Artwork for the Newtown Campus ($3,000)
  • Digitial Video Devices for Laboratories ($12,000)
  • Software and Equipment for Testing Center Students Requiring Special Accommodations ($4,000)

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2009 College Projects and Initiatives

Total: $45,997.49

  • Life Science Career Awareness Week ($4,000)
  • Read & Write Gold: Technology for All Learners ($12,190)
  • Comprehensive Plan of Faculty Development for Expanded Paired Course Model ($3,175)
  • Mechatronics Siemens S200 PLC Kits ($1,500)
  • EPA Audit Software & Consulting Services ($6,250)
  • Student Response Systems for Extension Site Libraries ($1,500)
  • Playground Improvement for Early Learning Center ($3,744.99)
  • Simulation Family for Associate Degree Nursing Program ($8,024.50)
  • Presser Music Room Acoustical Modification Study ($5,613)

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2010 College Projects and Initiatives

Total: $62,482

  • Bucks County Poet Laureate Anthology ($6,500)
  • Expansion and Improvements for Allied Health Program ($7,100)
  • Mechatronics Siemens S200 PLC Kits ($1,500)
  • Information Technology Access Project ($5,862)
  • Recruitment and Orientation Video ($10,000)
  • Speed Awareness Safety Signage ($7,500)
  • Steinway Pianos ($24,000)

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2011 College Projects and Initiatives

Total: $24,371

  • Keynote Speaker Honorarium for Faculty of the Future Conference ($2,000)
  • Upper Bucks Campus Education Resource Room ($2,270)
  • NOELLE Maternal and Neonatal Birthing Simulator ($14,605)
  • Speaker Honorarium for Reading/Writing Women Event ($500)
  • Marketing-Social Media-Public Relations Internship ($3,000)
  • IPad Instruction for Children with Autism ($1,996)

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2012 College Projects and Initiatives

Total: $54,100

  • Simulation Mannequin Replacement ($31,000)
  • Completion Coaching: Bucks Finish It! Program for Degree Completion ($12,000)
  • Lower Bucks Campus Computer Lab ($9,100)
  • Textbook Fund Pilot Project ($2,000)

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2013 College Projects and Initiatives

Total: $58,296

  • Advising Center Design ($15,000)
  • 3D Printer and Scanner for CoLab II ($5,008)
  • Targeted Online Video Ads on Hulu - Pilot ($10,000)
  • ALEKS Math Acceleration Pilot ($15,788)
  • ALEKS Math Placement Test Codes ($12,500)

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2014 College Projects and Initiatives

Total: $21,250

  • Converting Film to Digital ($11,560)
  • Boston Upright Piano ($9,690)

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