The Technical College of the Lowcountry Foundation recently honored more than 60 distinguished donors at a dinner held at the New River Campus Angus Cotton Academic Center. Donors included individuals, business and organizations who have given or pledged at least $1,000 to the Foundation in the last year.
In addition, three special award presentations were made:
- The TCL Corporate Partner of the Year award went to Palmetto Electric Cooperative in recognition of its recently established G. Thomas Upshaw Endowed Scholarship Fund at TCL. In addition, Palmetto Electric gives generously to the Build A Better Beaufort Scholarship Program.
- The TCL Philanthropist of the Year award was presented to Lou Gast, who gave $50,000 this year to establish the Lou Gast Endowed Educational Scholarship. Gast, who has supported TCL scholarships since 1996, has given more the $96,000 in student scholarship support.
- Two TCL Fundraising Volunteer of the Year awards were presented to TCL employees Melanie Gallion and Rosemary Hunt. Their exceptional leadership of TCL’s 2015 staff and faculty campaign helped raise $17,000.
About the TCL Foundation:
The TCL Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation that advocates and raises funds for the Technical College of the Lowcountry in the committed belief in the human potential of the Lowcountry and its economic growth.
One of sixteen colleges comprising the South Carolina Technical College System, the Technical College of the Lowcountry traces its origin to the Mather School founded in 1868. TCL is a comprehensive, public, two-year college dedicated to serving the diverse educational needs of Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper Counties. The College annually serves approximately 10,000 credit and continuing education students, a mix of traditional, non-traditional, full-time and part-time. TCL provides quality, affordable academic and technical programs leading to associate degrees, diplomas and certificates. For more information, visit www.tcl.edu or call 843.525.8211.
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