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WGTC Foundation's Major Gifts Campaign Surpasses Goal

May 2011 – Waco, GA

 

"This is an incredible achievement made possible by the community we are proud to serve," notes West Georgia Technical College (WGTC) President Dr. Skip Sullivan. "The donations to the West Georgia Technical College Foundation are more than an expression of generosity; they are an investment of lives changed."

The community Dr. Sullivan is proud to serve has effectively demonstrated its pride in WGTC. At its close, the WGTC Foundation's Invest in the Next Generation major gifts campaign is $3.4 million ahead of its original goal with a total of $11.4 million raised.

The campaign, which began in June of 2007, sought to raise funds to build a new Coweta County Campus; strengthen the Student Scholarship and Grant Fund; create a Healthcare Endowment; and enhance the Adult Education and Literacy program with an endowment. The campaign's initial goal was $8 million.

The largest cash gift was a $1 million donation from Newnan Hospital, Inc. The donation will be used exclusively to fund a portion of the cost of construction of an allied health services building on the brand new Coweta County Campus. The building will be named the Newnan Hospital, Inc. Allied Health Services Building.

The WGTC Foundation indicates it also received donations from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, GreyStone Power Corporation and Foundation, Tanner Health System, Redken Piedmont Newnan Hospital, Yokogawa Corporation of America, Coweta-Fayette EMC, the AT&T Foundation, Southwire Company and many other businesses, foundations and individuals. "I am proud of the positive impact this college and foundation make in the lives of so many," said Dawn Cook, WGTC Vice President of Institutional Advancement. "And I want to thank everyone who made an investment in our foundation for making these successes possible."

Clements Group Senior Consultant, Ms. Jackie Bowen provided campaign consultation to WGTC and credits college personnel for the campaign's success. "This could not have happened without the dedication and energy of Dr. Sullivan and Dawn. We could provide counsel and advice, but the feet on the street were theirs."

West Georgia Technical College, with campuses in Carroll, Coweta, Douglas, Haralson and Troup counties and additional class sites in Heard and Meriwether counties, offers over 110 associate degree, diploma and technical certificate programs of study. A unit of the Technical College System of Georgia, West Georgia Tech is the second largest of the state's 26 technical colleges and one of the fastest-growing two-year colleges in the nation.

 
The Clements Group's Senior Consultant, Ms. Jackie Bowen assisted WGTC with its recent major gifts campaign. For additional information contact Dawn Cook, Vice President of Institutional Advancement, dawn.cook@westgatech.edu.

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