STC Foundation to Launch ‘First Ride’ Campaign on March 20
March 6, 2014 - The Southeastern Technical College Foundation will open up its annual fundraising campaign on March 20, embracing the college’s patriot identity with what the Foundation is calling “The First Ride.”
Drawing on the legend of Paul Revere’s ride, the campaign will have volunteers go out into the community to spread the word about Southeastern Tech on a ride of their own.
“We’re getting ready to start a new kind of campaign, kind of like A Day for Southern that they do over in Statesboro but ours is called The First Ride,” said Dr. Cathryn Mitchell, president of STC. “And ‘Ride’ stands for Raising Interest and Donations for Education.”
Heading up the campaign is Amy Sowell, of the Vidalia City School System, who has previously chaired campaigns for the United Way in Vidalia.
“Education is very important to me, and I’m proud to be in a position to help support higher education in our community,” said Sowell. “With The First Ride, we’re going to show just how much Southeastern Tech can offer the people in our region. I think some might be surprised at what this college can do.”
Volunteers plan to showcase the school’s variety of programs and the personal stories and hard data that prove the programs’ worth, including a recently released University of Georgia study that shows the college accounted for a $30 million economic impact within the region.
For more information on donating to the STC Foundation, visit www.southeasterntech.edu or call 912-538-3100 or 478-289-2200.