Donor Reception 2018

JUNE 1, 2018

Greenville Tech Foundation Celebrates Donor Impact

The Greenville Tech Foundation hosted a celebration of donor support and student success at Greenville Technical College's Center for Manufacturing Innovation.  

Ann Wright, Vice President for Advancement, and Sam Erwin, Greenville Tech Foundation Board Chair, thanked individual donors and corporate partners for over $2 million in gifts to the Foundation in 2017.  College President, Dr. Keith Miller, expressed gratitude for the generous support that has helped transform the lives of students at Greenville Technical College and helped our community thrive as we building an educated, engaged workforce committed to lifelong learning.

Once again, Greenville Technical College students and alumni stole the show with inspirational and heartwarming stories demonstrating the impact of generous donor gifts:

  • Kaitlyn graduated with honors in May and received the President's Award as "one of the most promising and high performing students Greenville Technical College has welcomed".  She was a student in the Academic Honors Program who received a scholarship to attend Greenville Technical College.  She will enroll at Converse College in the Fall to pursue a Bachelor's Degree in English and aspires to become a writer. 
  • Deitrich is a member of the African American Male Leadership Institute, student ambassador, and a member of the Student Government Association (SGA).  Deitrich highlighted how donor dollars help fund student organizations that build leadership skills.
  • Victoria, who was terrified of needles and hated hospitals, was chronically ill as a child.  She was inspired by the nurses who cared for her, overcame her fears, and is now enrolled in Greenville Technical College's nursing program.  The remaining medical bills posed a challenge for Victoria and her single mother as they considered paying for college.  Victoria expressed her gratitude for a scholarship from the Greenville Tech Foundation that make it possible for her to pursue her educational goals.
  • Tony started at Greenville Technical College in our Quick Jobs program and went on to complete a degree in welding and mechatronics.  Tony is now a manager at a machine tool company.

Many thanks to all of our donors who have transformed the lives of so many students at Greenville Technical College by providing scholarships, funding for unmet critical needs, and equipment and facility needs of the College. To learn more about key areas that your support can make a difference, visit our Areas to Support page!