The Piedmont Technical College Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation that provides financial support to the college beyond that which is obtained from traditional funding sources. The Foundation attracts support from alumni and friends, business and industry, and grant-making organizations. It also raises money through annual giving plans, gift campaigns, and special events.
The Foundation also fills an advocacy role by communicating the needs of the college and its students to supporters in the community and to public officials at the local, state, and national levels.
The Foundation assists students through various scholarship opportunities. The recipients of these scholarships represent a cross-section of talented individuals from Piedmont Technical College's academic programs. These scholarships help to retain the best and brightest talent for our local work force and provide educational opportunities to those who otherwise may not have been able to attend college.
Piedmont Technical College’s Foundation recently recognized local two veterinarians for their cumulative contributions in support of the Veterinary Technology program through the Veterinary Technician of Excellence Scholarship, awarded annually to a veterinary technology student. Their recent contributions resulted in Dr. Randy Basinger and Dr. Louise Burpee earning the recognition of Sponsor on the PTC Foundation’s Wall of Honor which recognizes donors to the college. Pictured are, from left, Fran Wiley, PTC Foundation executive director; Basinger; Burpee; and Dr. Ray Brooks, president of Piedmont Technical College.
The proceeds from the Foundation's annual PTC Golf Classic are used to support student scholarships. Golfers come together for a great cause and enjoy a day of golf and a delightful lunch.
The 2015 tournament is set for Friday, April 24 at The Links at Stoney Point. Click here for more information on this year's tournament.
With initial funding from the Foundation, the college's Building Construction Technology (BCT) students design, plan, and construct a house in Greenwood. This opportunity provided these students with "hands-on" educational knowledge in constructing a house from beginning to end. Two-thirds of the proceeds are set aside for the BCT department to purchase equipment for their program and to award scholarships to deserving BCT students.
The Foundation worked with the Funeral Service program to begin offering pet cremation services through the People That Care Pet Crematory. This is the first pet crematory at any of the 56 accredited funeral service programs in the country. The program will be working closely with area veterinarians and funeral homes needing assistance, but the cases will be used to train the students in a continually growing portion of the industry.