2016 Workforce Development Salute recognizes Greenville Tech supporters

The Greenville Tech Foundation held the 2016 Workforce Development Salute and recognized the local leaders who have shown major support for Greenville Technical College.


The school has financed over 500 individual scholarships in addition to donating over $1 million to Greenville Tech.   File photo

The Greenville Tech Foundation held the 2016 Workforce Development Salute and recognized the local leaders who have shown major support for Greenville Technical College.

Together, these honorees have given over $1 million in total to Greenville Tech Foundation. These include John I. Smith Charities, T&S Brass and Bronze Works Inc., and former Simpsonville mayor Ralph Hendricks. With these funds, the school has financed over 500 individual scholarships in addition to donating over $1 million to Greenville Tech.

“Each honoree has made an immeasurable impact on Greenville Tech and the lives of our students,” Bob Howard, president of the Greenville Tech Foundation, said. “We are fortunate to have them in our community and as our partners. With their support, hundreds of students have been able to achieve their goals and continue on a path to success.”

For over two decades, Smith has supported Greenville Technical College. With his support, the school has improved its facilities, opportunities and equipment.

Hendricks is a philanthropist, business owner and civic leader. His donations have supported many students in the Simpsonville region.

T&S Brass and Bronze Works Inc. has also been a steady supporter throughout their growth. The company has even offered a scholarship to a single student from each public school located in Greenville County.

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