SSU Foundation, Inc.

The Savannah State University Foundation, Inc. is a Georgia non-profit corporation with the purpose of receiving, investing and administering the private support of Savannah State University.

The mission of the Foundation is to support and enhance the University by encouraging charitable gifts from alumni and friends leading to academic programs of excellence. This Margin of Excellence allows the University to build upon a growing reputation of quality and value beyond the traditional resources provided by state appropriations or student tuition and fees.

The Foundation serves as the university's gift receiving office as the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia asks donors to make charitable gifts to the Foundation. For that reason, care should be taken to insure that all checks, deeds and negotiable instruments are made to the SSU Foundation. The Foundation will provide a gift receipt suitable for tax purposes acknowledging each gift.

A Board of Directors comprised of loyal alumni and friends administers and invests charitable gifts to maximize the gift's value to the University. The Foundation is tax exempt under provisions of section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Internal Revenue Service has further ruled that contributions to the Foundation are deductible by donors as provided in section 170 of the Code for federal income, gift and estate tax purposes. These provisions provide the most favorable tax advantages allowed by the Internal Revenue Service for charitable contributions.

SSU Foundation Board Members


Dr. William T. Simmons
Chairman, 2017 - 2023 Term

Dr. Patricia Harris
Vice Chairman, 2021 - 2023 Term

Cathy Hill
Financial Secretary, 2021 - 2023 Term

Hon. Emanuel Larkin Jr.
Treasurer, 2017 - 2023 Term

Judge Barbara J. Mobley
Recording Secretary, 2019 - 2023 Term

Kimberly Ballard-Washington
Interim President, Savannah State University

Sheri Rouse Mainor
Interim Executive Director, SSU Foundation

Henry Lee Perry
Business Manager, SSU Foundation


(Term denotes the year each term started)

Michael Adams
Director, Term - 2020

LaTanga Allen-Felder
Director, Term - 2014

RDML Annie B Andrews USN (Ret.)
Director, Term - 2016

Dr. Florene Boles
Director, Term - 2007

William Daniel Jr.
Director, Term - 2020

Eugene Felton Jr., Esq.
Director, Term - 2018

Betty Ellington
Director, Term - 2018

Lt. Gen. Walter E. Gaskin, Ret.
Director, Term - 2014

Alex C. Habersham
Director, Term - 2020

Capt. Bernard L. Jackson, Ret.
Director, Term - 2014

Edna Branch Jackson
Director, Term - 2000

Dr. Jimmie C. Jackson
Chairman Emerita, Term - Life

Otis Johnson, Ph.D.
Director, Term - 2020

John Kelley
Director, Term - 1997

Bobby Lockett
Director, Term - 2003

Barbara L. Mcghee
President, Booster Club

Glennera Martin
Director, Term - 2005

Ronald McGhee
Director, Term - 2020

Harold Washington
Ex-Officio Director, President SSUNAA

Carolyn Price
Director, Term - 2020

Julius Smith
Director, Term - 2000

Daniel Stevenson
Director, Term - 2014

Travis Stringer
Director, Term - 2019

Arthur J. Terry
Director, Term - 2018

Dr. Clemontine Washington
Director, Term - 2018

Charles G. Young
Director, Term - 2000

All Board Members serve until resignation and/or replacement.