Greenwood Promise receives new commitment with Mumford Industries

Jul 12, 2019 – The Greenwood Promise received a new commitment, with Mumford Industries pledging its support to the program with a $10,000 pledge. Mumford Industries, Inc, serving manufacturers for 24 years, is one of the leading full-service recycling companies in the Southeast. Located in the quiet community of Ninety Six, SC, Mumford Industries is committed to supporting the economy, … Read More

Cardinal Health pledges to The Greenwood Promise

Jun 10, 2019 – The Greenwood Promise received a new commitment this week, with Cardinal Health pledging its support to the program, with the completion of a $50,000 pledge, starting with a $10,000 donation. With the transition of ownership from Medtronic to Cardinal Health, Cardinal Health, through the hard work and diligence of the team in Greenwood, was able to … Read More

Greenwood Edge inaugural class completes program

May 24, 2019 – The inaugural class of graduates from the Greenwood Edge program received their certificates May 14 at a special ceremony at Piedmont Technical College (PTC) in Greenwood. In all, 19 students received certificates in a number of manufacturing disciplines through the collaborative scholarship program sponsored by the Greenwood Promise and the county’s school districts. “These students have … Read More

Greenwood Promise receives donation from Fuji Film

Apr 29, 2019 – The Greenwood Promise received a donation towards an original pledge commitment this week, with Fuji Film Manufacturing USA continuing its support to the program. Todd Croker, President of Fuji Film Manufacturing USA, has been a loyal supporter of The Greenwood Promise, pledging $100,000 in 2016. Their annual donation of $20,000 has been critical in moving The … Read More

Reagan Flooring pledges support to Greenwood Promise

Apr 2, 2019 – The Greenwood Promise gained another new supporter and commitment this week, with Reagan Flooring, LLC, pledging its support to the program. Jimmy and Cindy Logan, Owners of Reagan Flooring, LLC, pledged $3,000 to the campaign. This pledge brings the Greenwood Promise closer to its Phase 1 goal of $5 million, which continues to provide post-secondary education … Read More

R.T. Bailey Construction pledges to Greenwood Promise

Mar 22, 2019 – Todd Bailey, Owner of R.T. Bailey Construction, Inc, pledged $35,250 to the campaign. The pledge is a commitment of $250 per house sold by R.T. Bailey Construction, Inc, the company developing the Milford Pines subdivision, that at completion, will house 141 homes in Greenwood. This pledge brings the Greenwood Promise closer to its Phase 1 goal … Read More

Fifth-graders get lesson on Greenwood Promise

Mar 4, 2019 – By ALEKS GILBERT agilbert@indexjournal.com from The Index Journal. Among the hoped-for benefits of the Greenwood Promise scholarship is higher achievement among the county’s K-12 students. If they know a degree from Piedmont Technical College will be paid for, the thinking goes, they will try harder and perform better in school. Katie Davenport, the Promise’s new executive director, wants … Read More

Kindergartners receive Greenwood Promise medallions

Feb 26, 2019 – Kindergarten students from Ninety Six Primary School received a medallion from The Greenwood Promise’s Executive Director Katie Davenport and The Greenwood Promise’s Board Chair Ron Millender. The medallion is a symbol of a promise that they will be able to attend college, tuition-free when they graduate from high school thanks to Greenwood County residents and businesses … Read More

Officials: Promise, Edge programs having impact on region’s workforce

Jan 18, 2019 – By ADAM BENSON abenson@indexjournal.com from The Index Journal. A pair of scholarship programs aimed at giving Greenwood County students broad career opportunities posted rosy numbers that have officials confident for their long-term viability. Last year, economic development leaders and educators unveiled Greenwood Edge, a dual-enrollment track that allows students to earn a manufacturing production technician certificate … Read More

Katie Davenport to become the next Executive Director for the Greenwood Promise

Greenwood, SC – January 3, 2019 – The Greenwood Promise received quite a list of well qualified candidates from Greenwood as well as outside of Greenwood, for the open position of Executive Director, Greenwood Promise.  It speaks well to the visibility that the Greenwood Promise has received – to have this many candidates apply for this position.  It has taken … Read More