The Southern Crescent Technical College Foundation announced June 20, 2019, as the first Alumni Day of Giving. Anytime between now and Thursday, SCTC Foundation is asking alumni, faculty and staff, external stakeholders, and friends of Southern Crescent Technical College to partner with the Foundation by making a financial gift to help student support.
SCTC Foundation’s name might have changed over the years, but executive director Barbara Jo Cook said the values have remained the same. Southern Crescent Technical College was formed in 2010 as a result of a merger between Flint River Technical College in Thomaston and Griffin Technical College in Griffin.
"The College deserves the very best we can offer in our support to help make dreams come true,” said Barbara Jo Cook. “We are very thankful for the generosity and the opportunities it affords the students of Southern Crescent Technical College when our alumni pay it forward."
Donations to the Foundation can be made on a mobile device by texting SCTC to 56-651 and following prompts or online at www.sctech.edu/Foundation , by selecting the donate button and following the prompts. The levels of giving include the Friendship Circle $1-$99, the Blue, Green & Gold Circle $100-$249, the Tiger’s Club Circle $250 to $999; the President’s Club Circle $1,000 to $9,999 and the Benefactors Champion Circle, $10,000 and above.
“The day is all about participation. Every gift, regardless of size, counts and makes a difference in the lives of the SCTC students as the College strives to build a strong foundation,” Ms. Cook said.
The Foundation has used funds from faculty and staff, fundraising events and gifts to the College to provide student scholarships, purchase land for college expansion, and help maintain the financial health of the College.
Some scholarships account for financial aid assistance while others are established for students who do not qualify or have capped their financial aid allocations. Students have expressed that they would not have been able to pursue their education without the assistance from the SCTC Foundation scholarships. Numerous possibilities exist at SCTC for donors interested in contributing to student support through naming opportunities, bequests, scholarships and in-kind donations. Donors are advised to consult the potential benefits with their tax advisor before making a gift. For more information, contact the College’s office of Institutional Advancement at 770-229-3417 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The SCTC Foundation promotes the cause of higher education at Southern Crescent Technical College by acquiring and administering cash, grants, and other funds and properties principally from industries, businesses, individuals, corporations, other organizations, associations or foundations, as well as from faculty, staff, alumni, and other friends of the College. The Southern Crescent Technical College Foundation is a non-profit corporation established under Section 501 (c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. SCTC Foundation Trustees comprise of 19 members from the business and industrial communities from the eight counties in the service area comprised of Butts, Fayette, Henry, Jasper, Lamar, Pike, Spalding, and Upson counties and are selected because of their experience, ability, and dedication to the College and Foundation. Georgia Power is an electric utility headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. It was established as the Georgia Railway and Power Company and began operations in 1902 running streetcars in Atlanta as a successor to the Atlanta Consolidated Street Ra…
Southern Crescent Technical College is a public, accredited, two-year post-secondary college serving the workforce and community needs of the citizens of the South Atlanta region including Butts, Fayette, Henry, Jasper, Lamar, Pike, Spalding, and Upson counties. Currently offering over 200 programs in the areas of allied health, business, computers, technical/industrial and professional and personal services, Southern Crescent Technical College trains students in the latest technology through programs that are specifically designed to meet the needs of local business and industry. From short certificate programs to diploma programs to associate degree credit programs, the College offers students the state-of-the-art training needed for students to make a swift transition into the workforce and help stimulate the economic growth and development of this community. In addition, Southern Crescent Technical College offers Adult Education/GED preparation courses and specifically designed industry training and continuing education courses to train today’s students for tomorrow’s workforce.