2021-2022 Internal Tiger Fundraising Campaign Pledges Reach Over $40,000 for Students

Date Posted: May 27, 2021

Southern Crescent Technical College Foundation has just completed the 2021-2022 Internal Tiger Fundraising Campaign for faculty and staff of Southern Crescent Technical College.  Pledges were submitted with 74% of full-time faculty and staff participating to donate a grand total of $41,837.40.  These contributions are used specifically for student support and scholarships.  In addition, 74 employees pledged one percent of their salaries to become a member of the President’s One Percent Club.

Last year faculty and staff pledged $37,947.00 with 60% full-time participation. Over the last five fiscal years, the SCTC faculty and staff have pledged a total of $262,738.49 in the internal campaigns, and the SCTC Foundation has awarded 1,062 scholarships to students from the contributions of this campaign.

Southern Crescent Technical College President Alvetta Thomas said, “I am so proud of our employees and the investment they are making in our students. The participation and amount of funds raised are awesome! I applaud the team competition and cannot wait to honor the winning team, Make a Difference, soon. I’m impressed with their spirit!”

The internal campaign ran from April 12 through May 14, 2021.  SCTC employees were randomly divided into 15 teams with approximately 16 people on each team.  Pledging $4,387.56 with 94% participation, the winning team was Make a Difference. The team members who pledged included Casey Bindas, Patrick Boutier, Kelly Evans, Joanna Gibson, Raquel Gutierrez, Carl Harris, Mary Jackson, team captain Gayla Love, Kathleen Mayer, Amy Peek, Duane Reed, Alan Stanfield, Drew Todd, Angela Weatherford, and Josh Wilkens. The Make a Difference team members who pledged will receive a catered luncheon with Dr. Thomas, a dedicated parking space, and a student tuition scholarship named in their team’s honor.

The Southern Crescent Technical College 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. In addition, the Foundation assists students by providing scholarships and  assistance to the College for the support and development of the College in its educational, cultural, social, civic, and professional endeavors and development. The Southern Crescent Technical College Foundation is a non-profit corporation established under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Foundation is governed by a local board of trustees who represent positive leadership and community influence throughout the College’s eight-county service area of Spalding, Butts, Fayette, Lamar, Pike, Jasper, Henry, and Upson counties.

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 foundation@sctech.edu.