Tyler Junior College employees increase annual giving for scholarships, United Way

Jan 06, 2014 by

The Tyler Junior College Foundation launched its annual giving campaign for TJC employees to help support the College and the community based non-profit, United Way of Smith County. The campaign began in early September and final results were announced in mid-October, with a total of $47,669 raised through this year’s campaign – an increase of more than 25 percent compared to last year.

One initiative supported through campaign contributions is the TJC Faculty and Staff Promises to Keep Scholarship. This year, more than $20,000 was collected to support these scholarships, which means the TJC Foundation will award 26 scholarships in the amount of $750 each, to assist students with their tuition, fees and books for the Spring 2014 semester. Not only will the employees have the opportunity to meet the scholarship recipients at a celebration lunch in the spring, they also participate in the award recipient selection process by nominating students they believe are deserving of the award.

Funds raised by TJC faculty and staff through their annual giving campaign will support scholarships for these 26 students in the Spring 2014 semester.

Funds raised by TJC faculty and staff through their annual giving campaign will support scholarships for these 26 students in the Spring 2014 semester.

The generosity of TJC employees extends beyond its students too. Over the course of the campaign, about $7,500 was raised to help United Way of Smith County as it provides funding to a variety of local non-profit organizations. Contributions toward United Way increased by more than 60 percent over last year. Gifts were also received for the TJC Annual Fund and a variety of other TJC funds to support specific programming needs.

Together, the employees of Tyler Junior College have continued to increase contributions year after year, and this serves as a clear indication of how much they care about the success of their students, the wellbeing of the College and the overall East Texas community.


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