Welcome to the Mina Edison Society®

Mina Edison Society scholarship recipients realize that education opens doors to a brighter tomorrow. These students recognize that a nation filled with educated men and women is a nation filled with the potential to impact progress locally and build communities globally.  Members of the Mina Edison Society® dedicate themselves to these students, their aspirations and pathways toward realizing their potential.

Mina Edison:  Matriarch. Philanthropist. Activist.
Mina Edison, an intrepid educator, loving wife and community activist, created an extraordinary legacy.  As matriarch and one of the first philanthropists to arrive in southwest Florida, she demonstrated the greatest virtues that have inspired Florida SouthWestern State College since its inception in 1962.

Founded on the principles and values of this extraordinary woman, the Mina Edison Society® was established in 2007 by a group of influential women to provide leadership, mentoring and scholarships to deserving students. Each year members gather to meet young scholarship recipients, to enjoy opportunities on the campus of Florida SouthWestern State College and foster philanthropic opportunities.

Won't You Join Us?
By becoming a member of the Mina Edison Society®, you will have the opportunity to meet our scholarship recipients, to learn of their challenges and to help them achieve their dreams.  We are ordinary people doing extraordinary acts of passion and caring.