Grainger Foundation Supports GTF

JULY 29, 2014

Grainger Foundation Supports GTF

The Grainger Foundation, an independent, private foundation, based in Lake Forest, Illinois, has donated $5,000 to the Greenville Tech Foundation, Inc., to support the mission of Greenville Technical College of driving personal and economic growth through learning.
 
"This grant will be used to purchase five state-of-the-art drill presses that will be used in training mechatronics students," said Duane Anderson, Mechatronics Department Head at Greenville Technical College.  "We are grateful to The Grainger Foundation for its generosity."

Anderson said this program currently serves 80 students each year.
 
This donation was recommended by Ryan Tiller, Senior Director of Regional Distribution, and Paul Ellis, Market Manager, of W.W. Grainger Inc.'s, Fountain Inn and Greenville locations, respectively.  Grainger has been a part of the Greenville business community for more than 26 years as the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair, and operating products.  "We are proud to recommend the programs offered by the Greenville Tech Foundation, and understand the need for building workforce skills in Greenville and upstate South Carolina," said Ryan Tiller.
 
The Grainger Foundation, an independent, private foundation based in Lake Forest, Illinois, was established in 1949 by William W. Grainger, founder of W.W. Grainger, Inc.
 
The Greenville Tech Foundation, Inc., is a non-profit corporation separate from Greenville Technical College, but operating for the benefit of the college.  It is governed by a board of directors comprised of recognized Greenville County leaders in business, industry, and the professions.  The Foundation was established to ensure that the college is able to provide a quality college education at modest costs and to reduce financial barriers to higher education.  The Foundation offers financial support to the college and students beyond that which can be obtained from state and local funding sources.
 
For further information about Grainger contact:
Joe Micucci, Director of Media Relations, Joseph.Micucci@grainger.com
 
For further information about the Greenville Tech Foundation, Inc., contact:
Les Gardner, Director of Development, Les.gardner@gvltec.edu