Spinx donations impact Greenville Tech

APRIL 12, 2011

Spinx donations impact Greenville Tech

For Immediate Release
April 11, 2011
Contact: Becky Mann, 864.250.8305, becky.mann@gvltec.edu

Spinx donations impact Greenville Tech
 
Stewart Spinks and his family have established a permanent endowed scholarship at Greenville Technical College with a $100,000 gift. The gift will create five scholarships valued at $1,000 each to be awarded each year. Scholarships will be given to employees of the Spinx Company and their families, with recipients selected by a scholarship committee at the college.
 
In addition, the Spinx Company has donated a truck valued at $22,000 to the colleges Truck Driver Training program. This gift allows the college to ensure a fleet of vehicles is available to give students the hands-on skills they need to be successful when they leave the nine-week program. Thanks to this gift, the program has 19 tractors and 26 trailers available for student training.
 
Stewart Spinks founded Spinx Company in 1972. Beginning with a home heating oil delivery service and one convenience store, the company has grown to 67 convenience stores in the Carolinas, employing over 700 people.  
 
We are proud to offer this scholarship fund and know that not only our employees, but also our community, will benefit from this great opportunity for additional education and skill development, said Stewart Spinks, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Spinx Company.

Bob Howard, president of the Greenville Tech Foundation, said it is fitting that a company whose slogan is Making Life Easier would give a gift that makes life easier and better for others. With this gift they are making life better for the individuals receiving these scholarships and training with this equipment, Howard said. We are very grateful.
 
The Spinx Company is not only providing for the future of its employees and their families but is also seeing that the college has the resources to deliver the highest quality education, said Dr. Keith Miller, president of Greenville Tech. This level of generosity is greatly appreciated.
 
The next session of day classes for Greenville Techs Truck Driver Training program begins May 2, with an evening session beginning May 16. For more information, go to www.gvltec.edu/truck_driver_training .
 
About the Greenville Tech Foundation
Established in 1973, The Greenville Tech Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit corporation totally separate from Greenville Technical College but operating for the benefit of the college. 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. For more information, go to www.greenvilletechfoundation.org.
 
About The Spinx Co.
With The Spinx Co.s leading edge technology and exceptional customer service, the company is Making Life Easier for customers. Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., Spinx operates 67 convenience retail stores in South Carolina and North Carolina. Founded in 1972 by Stewart Spinks, today the company is the largest privately held gasoline-convenience retailer in South Carolina and is ranked among the top U.S. convenience store chains in the country. For more information, visit www.spinx.com .

Stewart and Martha Spinks (left) present a check to Dr. Keith Miller and Bob Howard (far right) of Greenville Technical College.