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St. Philip's College Library

MLK Campus: 210-486-2330
Location: Center for Learning Resources (CLR)

SWC Campus: 210-486-7023
Location: Building 1-C123


Institutional Advancement and Grants Development

The Office of Institutional Advancement and Grants Development obtains external resources to enhance the College's special programs and projects. The office engages in research, planning, and soliciting funds from private and public entities including individuals, corporations, foundations, and government agencies. Alumni Affairs is also coordinated by this department.

The practice of raising money for the College dates to the early 1900's when St. Philip's College was a modest industrial school for African American girls. Miss Artemisia Bowden, who served the institution for years first as its primary teacher and finally as the president, led the College's first fundraising efforts by personally soliciting donations from the community.

In keeping with tradition, President Adena Williams Loston develops and leads fundraising initiatives of the College. She serves as the liaison between the Alamo Community College Development Office on all St. Philip’s College specific fundraising activities.


Dr. Sharon Crockett-Ray, Director of Institutional Advancement
Manages the Institutional Advancement and Grants Development Department which includes scholarships, grants, fundraising, special events, and alumni affairs.  Provides leadership in planning, organizing, implementing, and evaluating fundraising, donor recognition, grant writing/proposals and other stewardship events and programs.


Shawana Freeman Blair, Coordinator of Resource Development & Research
Coordinates the grant team and monitors the implementation and compliance of externally funded programs and projects for the college.  Assist the department with all fundraising activities.

Bryan A. Chase

Bryan A. Chase, Grant Writer
Develops and writes grant applications in response to federal, state, local and foundation funding solicitations. Coordinates the Colleges’ Annual Employee Giving Campaign. Assist the department with all fundraising activities.


Gloria P. Hernandez, Scholarship Coordinator
Coordinates all scholarships for St. Philip's College students and collaborates with the district-based online scholarship application team.  Assist the department with all fundraising activities.



Alice Davila, Administrative Services Specialist
Supports the Institutional Advancement Director and serves as the office manager to include monitoring the department budget.


Grants and Resources

Grant Protocol Guidelines      
Grants Manual     Indirect Cost Agreement

Contact Information

Dr. Sharon Crockett-Ray

MLK Campus
Sutton Learning Center (SLC),
Suite 319