Give to The Greenwood Promise this Giving Tuesday

The Greenwood Promise is a last-dollar, tuition-assistance program for the students of Greenwood County.  We have been funding our students since 2017, removing the financial barrier that holds so many back from attending a post-secondary institution.  We are proud to announce that Greenwood County’s post-secondary enrollment has increased, passing the State of South Carolina’s average for the first time ever!  … Read More

The Greenwood Promise by the Numbers

We wanted to share some recent statistics and graphs we had about the current progress of the Greenwood Promise. Keep in mind for all of the below graphs, that the Greenwood Promise began funding in Fall 2017 for Phase 1. Phase 1 includes tuition assistance for students to obtain a certificate, diploma, or associates degree from Piedmont Technical College (PTC) … Read More

Student of the Month: Noel Johnson

Noel Johnson is our November 2019 Promise Student of the Month. Noel is a student at Piedmont Technical College who will receive a Human Resources Certificate in December. The Greenwood Promise had the pleasure of Noel speaking at our Donor Appreciation Dinner, and recently, she has been chosen to speak at Piedmont Tech’s graduation. Noel has truly been a Rockstar … Read More

Index-Journal: Greenwood Promise called generational gift at donor function

By ADAM BENSON abenson@indexjournal.com The Greenwood Promise assures that eligible graduating high school students will be able to attend Piedmont Technical College for two years at no cost to them. But ask 20-year-old Noel Johnson what the program means, and she’ll use another word: Miracle. “Going to college, I knew a four-year degree wasn’t for me. It was a fear … Read More

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