During the past 18 months, the college has focused efforts on developing a culture of philanthropy. The tide has been growing, beginning with a $250,000 gift from Sprint Waste Services to support the creation of the new Fort Bend County campus. Multiple gifts have added to the momentum by the Fort Bend communities and foundations to the tune of $40 million -- by far the largest gifts made to support Texas State Technical College in its 50 year history.
Faculty and staff across the state can rejoice in the commitment these gifts represent for our growth. "We are intentionally growing the campuses in North Texas, Fort Bend and Williamson counties as a strategy to support the college statewide," said Chancellor Reeser. "With single accreditation, when one part of TSTC flourishes, we all become stronger," added Reeser.
Fort Bend County is the home to about 652,000 people in 2013, and is touted as being the No.1 fastest growing county of the ten largest counties in Texas and even among the top #6 fastest growing counties in the nation. One can see why. The citizens, businesses, and leaders join together to enrich their community. Without their determination and gifts, TSTC’s growth in Fort Bend County would not have been possible.
"We appreciate the work of the faculty in Fort Bend who laid the foundation for these commitments in the community," said Jeff Kilgore, Chief Marketing Officer. "Local fundraising campaigns for equipment and student aid will be launched statewide in Fall of 2015. The TSTC Foundation staff looks forward to working side-by-side with faculty and instructional leaders in these efforts," added Kilgore.
Left: At the June groundbreaking ceremony, the Cities of Richmond, Rosenberg and Fort Bend County committed a total of $6 million of the $40 million in gifts given to the Fort Bend campus.