Bank of America awards $25,000 grant to the Greenville Tech Foundation
Oct 24, 2017 02:39PM
By Emily Stevenson
The Bank of America Charitable Foundation has awarded a $25,000 grant to the Greenville Tech Foundation to enhance economic mobility in the Upstate by assisting students with unmet critical needs.
The gift will remove barriers for students by creating funding for items outside of tuition that are necessary to succeed in classes, graduate, and become employable.
“For a nursing student, the licensure exam, at $400, is critical, yet can be an expense that stands in the way of someone who is struggling to make ends meet,” said Ann Wright, vice president for advancement with the Greenville Tech Foundation. “Bank of America is helping with critical items such as uniforms and shoes for nursing clinicals, car repairs, bus passes, and gas cards for emergency fuel.”
“We are grateful to Bank of America for recognizing the barriers students may face as they seek to improve their lives and creating the funding we need to remove those impediments,” said Dr. Keith Miller, president of Greenville Technical College (GTC). “Bank of America’s generosity benefits our students, our college, and our entire community.”
“Greenville Technical College is sparking economic progress by developing tomorrow’s workforce,” said Stacy Brandon, Bank of America Upstate Market President. “We share their commitment to innovation and to a financially vibrant Upstate. We are pleased to support their efforts, and we are proud that such a connection can help to improve financial lives throughout our community.”