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 - 2020 Term

LaTanga I. Allen-Felder
Vice Chairman, 2017 - 2020 Term

John Kelley
Financial Secretary, 2017 - 2020 Term

Hon. Emanuel Larkin Jr.
Treasurer, 2017 - 2020 Term

Kimberly Ballard-Washington
Interim President, Savannah State University

Sheri Rouse Mainor
Interim Executive Director, SSU Foundation

Henry Lee Perry
Business Manager, SSU Foundation


Michael Adams
Director, Term - 2020

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

Dr. Florene Boles
Director, Term - 2018

James C. Carthon
Director, Term - Life

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 - 2019

Alex C. Habersham
Director, Term - 2020

Dr. Patricia M. Harris
Director, Term - 2018

Cathy Hill
Director, Term - 2018

Capt. Bernard L. Jackson, Ret.
Director, Term - 2019

Edna Branch Jackson
Director, Term - 2018

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

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

Bobby Lockett
Director, Term - 2018

Barbara L. Mcghee
President, Booster Club

Glennera Martin
Director, Term - 2018

Ronald McGhee
Director, Term - 2020

Judge Barbara J. Mobley
Recording Secretary, 2019 - 2020 Term

Clyde Newton
Ex-Officio Director, President SSUNAA

Carolyn Price
Director, Term - 2020

Julius Smith
Director, Term - 2018

Daniel Stevenson
Director, Term - 2019

Travis Stringer
Director, Term - 2018

Arthur J. Terry
Director, Term - 2018

Dr. Clemontine Washington
Director, Term - 2018

Charles G. Young
Director, Term - 2018