Make a ‘Pellissippi Promise’ and support student scholarships

portrait of a maleKeep working toward your “Pellissippi Promise” at a special presentation from Buzz Thomas of Great Schools Partnership today, Monday, March 2, from noon-1. Thomas will speak in the Goins Building Auditorium on the Hardin Valley Campus. The event also streams live at www.pstcc.edu/ets/livevideo.html.

During the College’s “Pellissippi Promise” internal fundraising campaign, February 23-March 6, Pellissippi State employees are invited to make their own promise and donate to student scholarships, awards, department funds or other campus resources.

“My Pellissippi Promise is to carry on with the College mission and give where needed,” says Mike North, Strawberry Plains Campus dean. “When someone remembers you as part of Pellissippi State and how they were helped by what we do, that reminds me of why I donate to fund student scholarships. That’s very rewarding and has a lot to do with why I give.”

Last year, Pellissippi State employees donated almost $60,000 to the internal campaign. So far this year, employees have donated $36,381. Give online at https://giving.pstcc.edu.

Pellissippi State employees who complete a pledge form for Pellissippi Promise are eligible to win one of 40 prizes from such donors as Home Depot, Knoxville Ice Bears, AAA of East Tennessee, New Balance of Knoxville, The Titanic Museum and many more.

This year’s campaign chairs are Karen Ghezawi, Pat Riddle and Rosalyn Tillman. For more information, visit www.pstcc.edu/foundation/internalcampaign.

Make a ‘Pellissippi Promise’ and support student scholarships

What’s your “Pellissippi Promise”?

During the College’s “Pellissippi Promise” internal fundraising campaign, February 23-March 6, Pellissippi State employees are invited to make their own promise and donate to student scholarships, awards, department funds or other campus resources.

“My Pellissippi Promise is to carry on with the College mission and give where needed,” says Mike North, Strawberry Plains Campus dean. “When someone remembers you as part of Pellissippi State and how they were helped by what we do, that reminds me of why I donate to fund student scholarships. That’s very rewarding and has a lot to do with why I give.”

The Pellissippi Promise internal campaign features a special presentation from Buzz Thomas of Great Schools Partnership on Monday, March 2. Thomas speaks noon-1 in the Goins Building Auditorium on the Hardin Valley Campus. The event also streams live at www.pstcc.edu/ets/livevideo.html.

Pellissippi State employees who complete a pledge form for Pellissippi Promise are eligible to win one of 40 prizes from such donors as Home Depot, Knoxville Ice Bears, AAA of East Tennessee, New Balance of Knoxville, The Titanic Museum and many more.

Last year, Pellissippi State employees donated almost $60,000 to the internal campaign. This year’s campaign chairs are Karen Ghezawi, Pat Riddle and Rosalyn Tillman.

For more information, visit www.pstcc.edu/foundation/internalcampaign.

Thank you for Giving Tuesday!

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Thank you!

Your generous gifts are helping fulfill dreams, impact lives and change the future.

Pellissippi State Community College and the Pellissippi State Foundation issue their sincerest thank-yous for the many generous donations given on Giving Tuesday, Dec. 2.

The Foundation raised $12,156 on Giving Tuesday for student scholarships, surpassing its goal of $10,000.

One hundred percent of those funds will go straight to student scholarships. Many of the scholarships will help students who without the Foundation’s financial support might not be able to attend college. Many Pellissippi State students don’t qualify for federal loans, grants or even the new Tennessee Promise funding. In fact, of the student scholarship recipients last year, 86 percent wouldn’t have qualified for Tennessee Promise.

“Our many generous donors—plus everyone who helped spread the word about Giving Tuesday in person, through email and on social media—have helped change the lives of dozens of students,” says Peggy Wilson, vice president of College Advancement and executive director of the Pellissippi State Foundation.

“Thank you to everyone who supported Pellissippi State students. Your generosity has made a huge difference.”

“I will not take one moment or gift for granted,” says Ashley Albritton, a scholarship recipient. “These scholarships serve as a constant reminder that someone believes in me! I’ll do my best every moment of every day. With every success, each one of you will be with me and you’ll be part of the change for the better in this world.”

To stay up to date on student scholarships, follow the Pellissippi State Foundation on Twitter, @psccfoundation, or visit www.pstcc.edu/foundation. To give, visit https://giving.pstcc.edu.

Give Big. Give Tuesday.

Change a student’s life forever.

Give to Pellissippi State Community College today at https://giving.pstcc.edu.

Help us reach our $10,000 goal for Giving Tuesday! One hundred percent of your donations to the Pellissippi State Foundation go straight to student scholarships.

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“I will not take one moment or gift for granted,” says Ashley Albritton, a scholarship recipient. “These scholarships serve as a constant reminder that someone believes in me! I’ve been encouraged to study longer, try hard and reach further.

“I’ll do my best every moment of every day. With every success, each one of you will be with me and you’ll be part of the change for the better in this world.”

Scholarship money can make all the difference to a student looking to go to college. Many Pellissippi State students don’t qualify for federal loans, grants or even the new Tennessee Promise funding. In fact, of the student scholarship recipients last year, 86 percent wouldn’t have qualified for Tennessee Promise.

Tomorrow, help spread the word about Giving Tuesday by following us on Twitter, @psccfoundation, #GivingTuesday. We want to hear from you—tell us why you give to student scholarships.

Give Big. Give Tuesday.

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Giving Tuesday is quickly approaching!

Take time now to find the Pellissippi State Foundation on Twitter @psccfoundation and be ready to follow us for live updates Tuesday, Dec. 2.

On Giving Tuesday—the Tuesday after Thanksgiving—the Pellissippi State Foundation will accept donations to help raise funds for student scholarships. Consider giving and help us spread the word to others about the unique opportunity of Giving Tuesday.

The Foundation hopes to raise $10,000 on Dec. 2. One hundred percent of donations go straight to student scholarships. Give online at https://giving.pstcc.edu or through www.pstcc.edu/foundation.

Many Pellissippi State students may not qualify for federal loans, grants or even the new Tennessee Promise funding. In fact, 86 percent of Pellissippi State Foundation scholarship recipients last year wouldn’t have qualified for Tennessee Promise if it had been in effect.

Scholarship money can mean the difference in going to school and not going for a student wanting to pursue a higher education.

For more information or to help us promote Giving Tuesday, follow us on Twitter @psccfoundation. Spread the word by using the hashtag #GivingTuesday, and tell us why you give to student scholarships.

Give Big. Give Tuesday.

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Get in the holiday giving spirit!

Consider donating Tuesday, Dec. 2—the Tuesday after Thanksgiving—to the Pellissippi State Foundation to help raise funds for student scholarships, and spread the word to others about the unique opportunity of Giving Tuesday.

Dec. 2, Giving Tuesday, is the international day of giving. This year, you can give to help students achieve their higher education dreams at Pellissippi State. One hundred percent of donations go straight to Foundation scholarships.

The Pellissippi State Foundation hopes to raise $10,000 on Dec. 2.

Give online at https://giving.pstcc.edu or through www.pstcc.edu/foundation.

Many Pellissippi State students may not qualify for federal loans, grants or even the new Tennessee Promise funding. In fact, 86 percent of Pellissippi State Foundation scholarship recipients last year wouldn’t have qualified for Tennessee Promise if it had been in effect.

Scholarship money can mean the difference in going to school and not going for a student wanting to pursue a higher education.

For more information or to help us promote Giving Tuesday, follow us on Twitter, @psccfoundation. Spread the word by using the hashtag #GivingTuesday, and tell us why you give to student scholarships.