Monday, June 15, 2015

Foundation Honored for Fundraising

The Volunteer State College Foundation has been recognized for its fundraising program by an international education organization. The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) picked eleven community colleges in the nation for the 2015 Educational Fundraising Award. The honor highlights colleges that have shown overall performance or improvement in fundraising. Each year the Volunteer State College Foundation provides nearly $300,000 in student scholarships and support for major building projects, including $1.7 million for the new Humanities building, currently under construction on the Gallatin campus. In the last 20 years, the College Foundation has awarded more than 3700 scholarships and raised more than $10 million.

“Our College Foundation has a wonderful Board of Trustees and an active and engaged Executive Committee. They’re integral in our fundraising efforts,” said Karen Mitchell, vice president for Resource Development. “The trustees, combined with the contributions of donors, alumni and business groups, give us important connections to the community.”

“This is just one more sign of the commitment of our donors and supporters in moving Vol State forward with new educational opportunities for our students,” said Jerry Faulkner, Vol State president. “I would like to congratulate our Foundation staff and the Board of Trustees on this honor. Their hard work makes a real difference.”

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