Shown above is the TechForce 2012 postcard design with the Foundation’s “Fired Up” theme.
South Georgia Tech Foundation is “Fired Up” for TechForce 2012 Fund Drive
Thursday September 20, 2012
The South Georgia Technical College Foundation is kicking off its 13th annual TechForce fundraising drive during September and the theme for this year is “Fired Up!” South Georgia Technical College is vital to the communities it serves and the Foundation is urging everyone to support the TechForce drive to show they are “Fired Up” for South Georgia Tech and the technical education opportunities it provides.
All donations from the South Georgia Technical College Foundation TechForce 2012 fund drive will be matched dollar-for-dollar. Donations will be used to provide textbooks at no cost to all SGTC students, scholarships for deserving and financially disadvantaged students, and purchase equipment for the college’s new Fire Science Technology and Motorcycle Maintenance Technology programs.
Each year, the South Georgia Technical College Foundation solicits donations from community members to help purchase state-of-the-art equipment and special projects for the college. This year the foundation’s goal is to raise $150,000.
“The South Georgia Technical College Foundation is a vital part of our college’s success,” explained South Georgia Technical College President Sparky Reeves. “We appreciate the support that we receive from the community through the foundation fund drives. Twenty-two different programs have benefited directly from the past twelve TechForce drives with additional state-of-the-art equipment. The entire college and community have also benefited from the college dorm renovations and now we are in the process of renovating the DOAS Surplus building into our new Energy and Transportation Center. This year’s drive will also help provide funds for textbooks at no charge for students and matching dollars for scholarships for some of our most deserving students. We would appreciate your support.”
The TechForce 2012 fund drive officially began September 17th, but the drive has already gotten off to a good start with the help of business and industry partners and local supporters who have donated items for the SGTC Foundation Internal TechForce drive, luncheon and silent auction. Each year nearly 100% of the SGTC employees contribute to the TechForce drive though payroll deduction or direct donations.
Over $340,000 of the $3.5 million raised by the TechForce campaigns over the past 12 years has been donated by South Georgia Technical College faculty and staff.
Members of the South Georgia Technical College Foundation and the SGTC Board of Directors as well as other volunteers will be making contacts with community leaders asking for support of the fund drive again this year. Postcards and solicitation letters have been sent out to community leaders asking for support. SGTC Foundation Trustee and Development Committee chairman John Argo is head of the TechForce 2012 drive for the Foundation
The TechForce 2012 Internal Committee includes: Chairperson Vanessa Wall, Dave Finley, Valerie Winheim, Julie Partain, Teresa O’Bryant, Victoria Herron, Kevin Beaver, Gail Clary, Minnie Williamson, Tami Blount, Mike Cochran, Michele Seay, Michele Sealy, Teresa Jolly, Mike Enfinger, Ted Eschmann, and Sandy Larson.
For more information about the TechForce 2012 fund drive or to make a donation to the Foundation, contact South Georgia Technical College Vice President of Institutional Advancement Su Ann Bird at 229.931.2110 or email@example.com. Donations can be mailed to the SGTC Foundation, P.O. Box 6102, Americus, GA 31709