By the end of December 2020, the Georgia Northwestern Technical College Foundation raised approximately $250,000 in support of students from private donations, corporate gifts, grants, planned giving and establishment of an endowed fund.
At the conclusion of GNTC’s Annual and Year-End Giving Campaign: “A Gift of Impact,” the GNTC Foundation raised $90,464 in scholarship funds, surpassing the original goal of $20,000 by a large margin. Gifts from GNTC employees alone exceeded $20,000.
“We are so grateful to the northwest Georgia community for its terrific response to our fundraising appeals,” said GNTC President Dr. Heidi Popham. “Because of their donations, many more of our students have been able to stay enrolled and on track to graduate despite the impact of COVID-19.”
According to Lauretta Hannon, GNTC director of Institutional Advancement, the COVID-19 pandemic has increased the number of students who are facing financial hardships.
“The GNTC Foundation has been working non-stop in the setting up and awarding of scholarships and other forms of financial support for students hit hard by the pandemic,” said Hannon. “Thanks to the generosity of donors, we’ve been able to increase student support by 100%.”
Shortly after the conclusion of the fundraising campaign, the GNTC Foundation awarded 31 qualifying students with scholarships for the Spring 2021 semester. The Foundation also received a donation from the Winn family and established an endowment scholarship as well as a food pantry on the Polk County Campus in honor of the late Tallapoosa Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge Dan Peace Winn.
The GNTC Foundation offers scholarships and financial assistance to eligible students on the GNTC website. Student financial assistance can help with tuition, books, supplies, fees, licensure exams and other needs. For more information on donating to the GNTC Foundation, please contact Michelle Beatson, Foundation administrator, at 706-802-5850 or visit the Foundation’s donation page.
Habitat for Humanity – Coosa Valley announces it is accepting applications for homeownership for families in Floyd, Chattooga and Polk counties.
For those interested in homeownership, applications are available online at habitatcoosavalley.org and are due with all supporting documents by Feb. 26. The applications are offered in both English and Spanish.
Information sessions are offered for residents in applying. The first information session will be at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 20, at Restoration Rome at 1400 Crane St. The second will be at 5:30 p.m. on Monday,Feb. 1, at the Chattooga County Civic Center at 44 Highway 48 in Summerville.
Attendance is not required but is highly encouraged. To register call the Habitat office at 706-378-0030.