The Florence-Darlington Technical College (FDTC) Educational Foundation has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that occurs the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving on November 29, 2016.
The FDTC Educational Foundation hopes to raise $10,000 toward student scholarships and state-of-the-art learning equipment. FDTC’s theme for the fundraising effort is “We are because you give”. The theme refers to students being able to achieve their higher educational goals because donors are able to help support them by contributing scholarship funds.
“#GivingTuesday inspires people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support,” said FDTC Educational Foundation Director Jill Lewis. “This is the first time we have participated in #GivingTuesday, and we hope it will not be the last. We are transitioning away from traditional teaching methods and implementing 3D programs that allow our automotive and manufacturing students to learn via virtual reality. It’s very exciting!”
Celeste Kahn, Director of Development for the FDTC Educational Foundation said, “The model for this event is peer-to-peer fundraising. It’s very social media-driven. The goal is for people to give and then encourage their friends to jump on the bandwagon. Our theme is, ‘We are because you give.’ We want folks to understand how much our students rely on their support.”
In 2015, the fourth year of the movement, #GivingTuesday brought together more than 45,000 partners in 71 countries and helped raise nearly $117 Million online in the US alone.
“We encourage people to not only support us, but to also take a look at the #GivingTuesday website and see what other nonprofits are participating,” Kahn said. “There are several organizations throughout our state that are part of the movement.”
Those who are interested in joining the FDTC Foundation’s #GivingTuesday initiative can visit www.fdtc.edu/foundation/ways-to-give, or follow @FDTCFoundationAlumni on Facebook. For more details about the movement, visit the #GivingTuesday website, www.givingtuesday.org.
About the FDTC Educational Foundation
Formed in 1979, the FDTC Educational Foundation is a 501 C (3) nonprofit organization that supports student scholarships, special programs, and other activities that promote the College's mission and goals. The mission of the Florence-Darlington Technical College Educational Foundation is to support the College in all its efforts to provide comprehensive technical education, workforce development, and educational services to students, business & industry and the market it serves. For more information, contact Celeste Kahn at 843-661-8111.
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