Greenville Tech Foundation Expresses Gratitude to Loyal Donors

MAY 15, 2019

Greenville Tech Foundation Expresses Gratitude to Loyal Donors


On April 23rd, the Greenville Tech Foundation hosted a reception for approximately 135 people at the Gene Haas Center for Manufacturing Innovation to thank donors for their commitment to supporting our students and the efforts at Greenville Technical College.



Ann Wright, Vice President for Advancement, Will Huss, Greenville Tech Foundation Board Chair, Chef Alan Scheidhauer, Department Chair for the Culinary Institute of the Carolinas, and Dr. Keith Miller, College President, all took turns thanking donors, corporate partners, area commissioners, the Board of Directors, and faculty and staff for their generous support and for the many partnerships that propel our students forward and accelerate their paths to success. The support and engagement from these benefactors has helped elevate the quality of life of our students while at the same time, continues to build the highly skilled workforce demanded by our growing and successful community. Copies of the Annual Impact Report were distributed and provide a notable summary of the previous year's highlight achievements and financial breakdowns.

Greenville Technical College students remained the highlight of the program, sharing their stories of struggle and triumph and reminding all of us of the life-changing impact of generous donor gifts:
  • Jenna Hamberg, a Human Services student shared her emotional story of perseverance and how receiving emergency needs funding kept her in school while she faced a mountain of personal crises, all threatening to derail her education and future aspirations.
  • Richard Meralus, a Mechanical Engineering student spoke about his aspirations of bringing his ideas and inventions to life as a mechanical engineer and how receiving funding like the scholarship he was awarded from the Faiveley Transport Endowed Scholarship makes it possible for students like him to realize their dreams.
  • Adamaris Melendez, a Nursing student who received a scholarship from the Jolley Foundation shared her story of inspiration and what that scholarship meant to her and her ability to remain in school in pursuit of a career as a pediatric nurse working with special needs children fighting cancer.
  • Carrie Bright, Latoya Jackson, and Isaac Moore, all scholarship recipients in the Culinary Arts program, expressed their thanks and handed out specially baked pastries to donors and their guests.
Thanks go out to Chef360 for their efforts in making the event a great success and sincere gratitude is felt for the many donors who, in 2018, committed gifts of over $3,606,000 to fund scholarships, emergency needs, and other equipment and facility needs at Greenville Technical College.