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Bi-Lo gifts $100K to Greenville Tech

Staff Report
Published Feb. 7, 2013

The Greenville Tech Foundation received a $100,000 gift Thursday from Bi-Lo, which will create an endowed scholarship fund.

Greenville Technical College students coming from South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee and Georgia will be eligible for the scholarships, which can be used for any course of study that serves as career preparation.

Students must be enrolled in a career-oriented program of study at the college, including those offered by Greenville Tech’s Corporate and Career Development Division, to apply.

The gift is funded from the organization’s annual golf tournament, the Bi-Lo Charity Classic, which raised more than $5.1 million in 2012. The tournament has raised more than $63 million in the past 29 years.

“We deeply appreciate this generous gift, which will make a college education possible for a substantial number of people,” said Keith Miller, president of Greenville Technical College, in a news release. “Bi-Lo’s interest in bettering the community is clearly demonstrated by the charity’s support of education.”

Carol Browning, Bi-Lo Charities’ executive director, said the grocery chain has long been committed to making an impact in local communities.

“Students who benefit from these colleges represent future business leaders for our communities and perhaps even our own business,” she said.

Previous coverage

Bi-Lo donates to Hurricane Sandy relief
Bi-Lo gives $1.3M to Upstate charities
Bi-Lo Charity Classic raises $5 million
Bi-Lo, Winn-Dixie choose Florida HQ
Bi-Lo to acquire Winn-Dixie for $560M
Greenville Technical College adds corporate training offerings
Greenville Tech to develop new campus

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