GWINNETT TECH FOUNDATION
Gwinnett Tech Foundation, Inc. was established in 1994, as a nongovernmental, nonprofit organization having a principal fund of its own, managed by its own trustees and directors, and established to maintain or aid Gwinnett Tech.
It was established to act as:
The Gwinnett Tech Foundation intends to promote the cause of higher education at Gwinnett Tech and to provide assistance to Gwinnett Tech in all legitimate ways possible for the support and development of Gwinnett Tech in its educational, cultural, social, civic, and professional endeavors and development.
Because of financial support provided by caring individuals, companies, and private foundations, the Gwinnett Tech Foundation has been able to provide Gwinnett Tech additional resources not provided through state funded tax assisted support. This private support allows the College to enhance and maintain programs of excellence as well as direct support for students as they pursue their educational goals.
The Foundation develops their Strategic Plan aligning the Plan with the priorities of the College.
Since its inception the Foundation's main areas of focus has been creating access for citizens. With the rapidly growing citizenry in Gwinnett and surrounding communities much of the emphasis has been on capital buildings and campus infrastructure. Other areas of work involve funding support for program operating cost, development of new programs and educational scholarships for students as well as insuring that the faculty and staff continue to provide relevant knowledge in the classroom and supporting services. Below are just a few of the Foundation's most recent accomplishments:
The Professional Development Fund provides awards for faculty and staff to seek continued educational opportunities so that they may enhance their skills in a rapidly changing technological environment.
The George Busbee International Center for Workforce Development was at the center of the Gwinnett Tech Foundation's think locally compete globally Major Gifts Campaign in 1999 led by Governor George Busbee and Brad Currey, CEO, Rock Tenn Company, Retired. The Busbee Center provide the College much needed classroom space for its Computer Information System, Culinary Arts and Hotel Restaurant and Tourism program as well as provides corporate training and meeting facilities for the greater business community.
The D. Scott Hudgens, Jr. Early Education Center, which opened in July 2006, is a perfect example of the community identifying a workforce issue and making an impact on the delivery of quality early childhood education. The Hudgens Center provides a state of the art facility where student training in early childhood care and education observe and teach prior to graduation.
Scholarships are available for students and are based on criteria established by the donor. Scholarships range by program including need and merit based.
Gwinnett Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, religion, disability, age, political affiliation or belief, disabled veteran, veteran of the Vietnam Era’ or citizenship status (except in those special circumstances permitted or mandated by law). For more information on compliance activities, contact Lisa Richardson, Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator, 5150 Sugarloaf Parkway, Building 100, Room 323B, Lawrenceville, GA 30043, 678-226-6691.