About FVSU Foundation, Inc.

About FVSU Foundation, Inc.

The Fort Valley State University Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit corporation established on November 15, 1972, to raise and manage private contributions from alumni, friends, industries, and foundations to meet the needs of the institution which are not funded through state allocations. The Foundation invests and administers donations, acts as a trustee, and exercises the powers of a not-for-profit organization under the laws of Georgia. It also administers gifts and bequests of property and funds for scientific, educational and charitable purposes. Fort Valley State University Foundation, Inc. is qualified by the Internal Revenue Service as a tax exempt 501(c)(3) corporation.


* Representative Calvin Smyre, Chairman of the Board
* Lawrence Marable, Vice Chairman
* Cynthia Carter, Secretary
* Fred Greer, Treasurer

Board of Directors

• Dr. Paul Jones, FVSU President
• Dr. Chanta Haywood, Executive Director
• Calvin Smyre , Chairman
• Lawrence Marable, Vice Chairman
• Freddy Greer, Treasurer
• Cynthia Carter, Secretary
• Charles Robinson
• Isaac Crumbly
• Patty James-Bentley
• Johnnie Booker
• Gary Lee
• Delois Harmon
• Andrew A. Reese
• Rudolph Dawson
• Melvin Douglas Morris
• Rufus Green
• Lou Ann Gross
• Julia Taylor
• Sherman Bryant