By Laura Russell
The staff and faculty have been asked to participate in the giving toward the Pellissippi State Foundation Internal Campaign, which began on Nov. 12.
Les Fout, Director of the Major Gift Development, said the foundation has raised over $31,000 from the 194 employees that have pledged. This makes up 46 percent of the faculty at Pellissippi.
“It is a way for the employees to invest in themselves and their students,” Fout said.
The campaign consists of 80 options in which to contribute donation, including scholarships, academic departments and the building of the Bagwell Center.
The faculty and staff have three giving options. They can give in payroll deduction, monthly pledges or in a one-time gift. Fout said most employees choose the payroll deduction option.
Fout said there have been special scholarships established through this campaign, such as the Sue Carter Memorial Scholarship and the K.D. Lawson Scholarship, which will be awarded for the first time next fall.
“This is a donor driven campaign. Our employees have the opportunity to not only support the college, but they can contribute to the specific fund they strongly believe in supporting,” said Fout.
“It is an honor to work with such a dedicated group of people who are interested in changing the lives of our students,” Fout said.