Hinesville Rotarians were given an up-close look at the new fundraising campaign for Savannah Technical College at their meeting Tuesday at the college’s Liberty Campus.
Dr. Kathy Love, the president of Savannah Tech, introduced the college to the Rotary members and spoke of its impact in the community, including the 116 students who are dual-enrolled, meaning they earn college credit while still attending high school.
Then Gail Eubanks, the college’s executive director of institutional advancement and communications, introduced the “Where Excellence Meets Opportunity” major-gifts campaign at the institution. Of the $10 million the campaign seeks to raise, $1.5 million will go toward a precision-manufacturing center on the Liberty Campus.
Since the college announced the campaign last month, it already has raised $5 million, Eubanks said.
The Liberty Campus is the only Savannah Tech site built in part from Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax funding, Love said. She credited the continued support of the county, local industry and manufacturers with the college’s growth and for seeing Savannah Tech’s importance to job growth in the community.