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Upstate Giving, Sept. 25, 2017

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Fluor Foundation makes donation to Quick Jobs

The Fluor Foundation has donated $20,000 to the Greenville Tech Foundation to be used for scholarship assistance for students participating in the Quick Jobs with a Future program at Greenville Technical College. The Quick Jobs program provides job specific training that prepares a student for entry into career fields with current openings in the Greenville market.

Of the total gift, $7,500 is intended for Quick Jobs scholarships, while another $12,500 is specifically earmarked for scholarship support of military veterans, according to a news release.

“The Quick Jobs Program would not have been able to help 34,000 people over 15 years without the generosity of the Fluor Foundation and our other corporate donors,” said Steve Hand, director of the Quick Jobs program, in the release. “Quick Jobs training changes lives, and scholarship assistance allows many people who wouldn’t be able to take advantage of this option otherwise to obtain skills they can put to work right away.”

 

Greenville Women Giving kicks off 12th season

Greenville Women Giving has kicked off its 12th season of philanthropic activities, and has released a schedule of events for the next several months. All Greenville Women Giving education events are free to GWG members and are open to guests who RSVP.  

The following key dates are available for those who wish to prepare to submit a grant for 2018.

  • Oct. 16 - Grant application opens
  • Oct. 30 and Nov. 1, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. - Grant information sessions at Staff Auditorium, Greenville Memorial Hospital
  • Dec. 1, midnight - Grant application submission deadline
  • May 15, 2018 - Greenville Women Giving Annual Meeting – Grants Awarded

 

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