On March 26, the TTC Foundation hosted the 14th annual Scholarship Luncheon honoring over 220 scholarship donors and recipients and other major donors throughout the college and the community.
The program featured a panel discussion that highlighted the difficulties of being raised in a single family household and also being a single parent while obtaining a college education. The panel featured donors Dr. Rew “Skip” Godow Jr. and Elizabeth “Skeet” Godow (The Godow Opportunity Fund for Single Parents), and four scholarship recipients: Talisa Pinckney, Jake Sauppe, Josie Sauppe, and James Usher.
“I was raised by a single parent. I am currently a single parent of three and take care of my mother, as well,” said Talisa Pinckney, Charleston Bed & Breakfast Association Scholarship and TTC Foundation Scholarship recipient. “I decided one day that I was so tired of working in jobs that did not interest me or make me happy, and I wanted to improve my family life and show my children that through any adversity education is the key to improving life circumstances. I will be the first member of my family to graduate from college. In my family, that is a milestone and a very special moment.”
The foundation made 321 scholarship awards this year totaling $300,052 – a 50% increase over last year. As the scholarship program continues to grow, the foundation is looking forward to being able to award more scholarships and help more students reach their goals and dreams.