Foundation Events

The Foundation hosts various events each year to engage the general community in fundraising that benefits the college.

Spring Forward for Student Success 5K Run/Walk

5K Walk/RunJoin us for the fourth annual Spring Forward for Student Success 5K Run/Walk on May 17, 2025. Race starts at 8:30 am. The Piedmont Technical College Foundation invites participants to follow a course around the College’s Lex Walters Campus in Greenwood, SC. The race starts in front of the new, state-of-the-art William H. “Billy” O’Dell Upstate Center for Manufacturing Excellence. From there, runners and walkers will complete two laps around the perimeter of the campus. Walkers are to stop after one lap. For more info, visit


Annual Golf Classic

Golf classicThe Piedmont Technical College Foundation and its partners gathered at The Links at Stoney Point on Friday, October 6, 2023 for the 31st Annual Piedmont Technical College Golf Classic. We are grateful to all of our partners, sponsors, donors, and volunteers for making this event possible to raise money for student scholarships. Mark your calendars now for the next tournament, which has been scheduled for Friday, October 4, 2024.  



Scholarship Luncheon

Scholarship 2023The 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. Scholarship recipients are recognized each spring with a luncheon. The next scholarship luncheon will be Thursday, April 3, 2025.



Cornerstone Society

CornerstoneThe Cornerstone Society is an association of friends who support the college through various estate planning tools and techniques. The Cornerstone Society began in 2002 with an initial membership of 17 supporters. Over the years, the number has grown to over 75 strong!  A person qualifies for membership in the Cornerstone Society by naming the Piedmont Technical College Foundation as a beneficiary in a person’s will; donating to the Foundation gifts of real estate, securities, or other assets associated with a person’s estate planning tools and techniques; gifting a whole life insurance policy to the Foundation for $25,000 or more; or by including the Foundation in various charitable trust arrangements that donors can use in estate planning.  For more information on becoming a member, please contact the Foundation today!

For information on joining the Cornerstone Society, click here.

Legislative BBQ

legislative bbqAnnually, the Piedmont Technical College Foundation hosts a barbecue dinner for local, state and federal legislators to raise awareness of PTC’s vital role in the work force development of South Carolina’s Lakelands region. Legislators and PTC officials discuss the college’s essential function in the region, South Carolina’s current economic status and how the budget deficits would affect the services provided by technical colleges.