Support the Foundation
The Foundation hosts various events each year to engage the general community in fundraising that benefits the college.
Join the Piedmont Technical College Foundation and its partners, Aaron Industries, Inc., The Links at Stoney Point, Fujifilm Manufacturing U.S.A., Inc., Laurens County Water & Sewer Commission, Eaton Corporation Hydraulics Division, Elliott Davis, LLC, and McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture at The Links at Stoney Point for the 21st Annual Piedmont Technical College Golf Classic. We are grateful to all of our partners, sponsors, donors, and volunteers for making this event possible to raise money for student scholarships. Click here for more information on this year's tournament.
The Foundation assists students through various scholarship opportunities. The recipients of these scholarships represent a cross-section of talented individuals from Piedmont Technical College's academic programs. These scholarships help to retain the best and brightest talent for our local work force and provide educational opportunities to those who otherwise may not have been able to attend college. Scholarship recipients are recognized each spring with a luncheon.
The Cornerstone Society is an association of friends of the college who support the college through various estate planning tools and techniques. These society members are honored with a reception each May. In recognition of their support of Piedmont Technical College, members of the Cornerstone Society were recognized at the recent event. Two area businesses were also honored for their contributions to the college. Pictured are, from left, Dr. Ray Brooks, president of Piedmont Tech; Theo Lane, district manager of government & community relations for Duke Energy South Carolina, representing AdvanceSC; Tim Wideman, operations manager for Eaton Engineering Services and Systems; Trey Fenner, plant manager for Eaton Electrical; John Thompson, plant manager for Eaton Hydraulics; and Fran Wiley, Piedmont Technical College Foundation executive director. For information on joining the Cornerstone Society, click here.
Annually, the Piedmont Technical College Foundation hosts a barbecue dinner for local, state and federal legislators to raise awareness of PTC’s vital role in the work force development of South Carolina’s Lakelands region. Legislators and PTC officials discuss the college’s essential function in the region, South Carolina’s current economic status and how the budget deficits would affect the services provided by technical colleges.