Other (indicate in message) Submitted: May 20, 2021 | Updated: May 20, 2021

[See Editor’s Note](May 2021) Submission related to “Follow up Gaston College” Foundation donated funds

Original Subject:
Follow up Gaston College

Original Message:

Hello, Sunshine! Will you please address the following issue involving Gaston College. We made a public records request for the following information under NC Public Records Law, however, the information attached from Gaston College is not what was requested. Gaston College submitted “Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax 2016-2018” we have attached the original request... thank you for your assistance in this matter.

Original request -
Please provide a list of bonuses given to Gaston College employees, Attorney, Current and Past Gaston College Presidents, using Gaston College Foundation donated funds. All responsive information requested should cover the time specific time period of January 1, 2007 - March 2, 2021

Please include the following:

1. Names of the employee bonus(es) was awarded to
2. Date - dd/mm/yyyy
3. Justification of awarded bonus(es)
4. Dollar amount awarded bonus(es)

If possible, please provide the requested information in an Excel or compatible format.

Thank you for your assistance!


Start Date / End Date:
January 1, 2007 - March 2, 2021

Government Entity:
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Editor’s Note 05/20/21: The submission above has been marked as “Completed.”

Please see the response from Gaston College (“To: To Whom it May Concern”) on Page 1 of the document we received: https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/march-2021-request-for-gaston-dallas-nc-college-bonuses-from-foundation-funds-01-01-2007-03-02-2021/. They stated explicitly that “The Gaston College Foundation, which is guided by a 15 voting member Board of Directors, is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization” … and … “is not subject to public records laws.”

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Status: Completed


  • May 20, 2021 12:52 pm

    2 years ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending