Wiregrass Foundation South Continues Annual Campaign


March 6, 2014

Valdosta, GA – The Wiregrass Georgia Technical College (WGTC) Foundation South’s annual fundraising campaign is well underway and the foundation’s trustees ask for your help in raising $25,000 during March. The Foundation has already achieved 90% of its annual goal and encourages alumni, community members, and business leaders to lend special support for workforce and economic development at WGTC with a gift this month.

WGTC offers over 100 programs of study in health care, business, computer science, industrial/technical, public safety and other professional areas. The college graduated 2423 students in 2012-2013, has a 99% job placement rate, and over 85% of its graduates remain in this area to work with local employers. Without a doubt, WGTC is positively impacting its graduates, businesses and industries, and the community’s economy.

By making a tax-deductible donation to the WGTC Foundation South, you can support the students in Berrien, Brooks, Cook, Echols, Lanier, and Lowndes Counties and feel good about both helping students and building the economy in South Georgia. You can designate your gift for specific purposes such as scholarships or give to the general fund for unrestricted use. Contributions of equipment and supplies for program areas are also greatly appreciated to enhance student learning.

Bill Slaughter, Chair of the Foundation Board of Trustees, stated, “The business and industry segment of our community cannot and will not continue to grow without a well trained workforce. WGTC Foundation South provides the support the students and faculty need to accomplish our goal of providing that well-trained workforce, but we need your help. Thank you for any support you can provide.”

Recent Practical Nursing graduate Alisha Worthy stated after receiving the Mary Catherine Coffey Memorial Scholarship, “Education is the foundation for everything in life. Knowing that the Foundation and this scholarship were there to help me complete these stepping stones in life was a blessing. They helped me reach my career goal. Thank you very much!”

The WGTC Foundation South staff and trustees understand that each successful student impacts many others - not only themselves and their families, but also our businesses and industries, the community, and the local economy. The trustees encourage you to create growth by partnering with the Foundation and be recognized among the Ben Copeland Leadership Giving Club which includes those with cumulative contributions of $1000 or more.