See What Our Donors are Saying

Texas City

“College of the Mainland provides immensely important opportunities for higher education and vocational training, thus serving a critical need for our community.  The Texas City Economic Development Corporation’s partnership with COM will enhance these opportunities by making education and workforce training available to local residents at little to no cost. This worthy project will ensure that our citizens are well-positioned to fill the jobs needed to bolster our local economy and continue the development of a thriving, vibrant community.”

Mark E. Ciavaglia
Chairperson, Texas City Economic Development Corporation

Santa Fe

“College of the Mainland is essential to Santa Fe as well as the entire county. The Promise program plays an important role for the City of Santa Fe as well as our amazing young adults who graduate from our schools. We want all of our youth to get the skills needed to have a successful career either getting their associates degree and moving on to a four-year university as well as getting certificates to immediately enter the workforce. I truly support the Promise program and believe every student deserves a chance to continue their education without having a burden of debt that could impact their choices and future.”

Jason Tabor
Mayor, City of Santa Fe


“I support the Dickinson Opening Doors Promise Scholarship because education and training are essential in reducing unemployment and underemployment. There are many students with a desire to pursue higher education and finances are the only barrier preventing them from achieving this. The Dickinson Management District is proud to support the program and help students achieve their goals.”

Pastor Johnnie Simpson, Jr.
Member, Dickinson Management District No. 1

“The Dickinson Management District No. 1 is honored to support the College of the Mainland Opening Doors Promise Scholarship program for our graduating high school students who otherwise may never have an opportunity to pursue higher education or become more productive in a trade.  Education for our future citizens will always benefit them and ultimately the City.  Sounds like a win-win theory to me.

Mary Dunbaugh.
Member, Dickinson Management District No. 1

La Marque

“College of the Mainland’s Opening Doors Promise Scholarship, once fully implemented, will enable any graduating senior in the college’s taxing district to attend the college full time for two years with all tuition and fees paid.  This program will encourage students who were unsure about attending college for financial reasons to pursue an associate degree or a workforce training certificate program.  What was once just a dream is now becoming a reality thanks to the contributions of our COM communities, and I am proud to be a part of this effort.”

Dr. William (Bill) McGarvey
Member, College of the Mainland Board of Trustees


Hitchcock Economic Development Corporation
“The Opening Doors Promise Scholarship offers a tremendous opportunity for local students to obtain a high-quality education at no cost. The ability for these students to obtain a degree or workforce training certification provides an advantage for not only their own career opportunities, but the City of Hitchcock as a whole.”

Associated Credit Union of Texas
“Being a business partner with College of the Mainland and having a large membership in the City of Hitchcock, it seemed to be a natural fit. Being part of a program that allows every Hitchcock student to attend College of the Mainland tuition free and obtain either their associates degree or a workforce training certificate program is good for the Credit Union and the community.”

Jack Click
President, Hitchcock Economic Development Corporation
President/CEO, Associated Credit Union of Texas 

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