Why Greenwood Promise will improve economic growth, vitality

The Greenwood Promise has been widely publicized recently, yet many have asked how it works and why it was created. A closer look shows how this program will help our community grow and improve quality of life. Economic growth is vital to a healthy community and that means business growth, job growth, and growth of wages. Education is key to … Read More

The Greenwood Promise: An overview

After four years of study, discussion, modeling, planning and fundraising, The Greenwood Promise implements its Phase 1 with the graduating high school seniors from Class of 2017 attending public or private schools in Districts 50, 51 and 52. The unique feature of the Greenwood Promise is it’s not just another scholarship program. Rather, we promise kindergarteners through seniors that upon … Read More

Greenwood Promise taps former Beyond Abuse chief as executive director

From her work with survivors of child and sexual abuse to helping first-generation or disabled students navigate the world of higher education at Piedmont Technical College, Kris Burris has made a career out of helping others. Which is why her new role as executive director of The Greenwood Promise is such a natural fit, Burris said. Read more here

C.E. Bourne commits to The Greenwood Promise

C.E. Bourne & Co. Inc. committed $25,000 to The Greenwood Promise. Jim Pfeiffer, campaign chairman and Self Regional Healthcare president and CEO, said the organization is grateful for the support it continues to receive for The Greenwood Promise. Read more here

Greenwood Promise gets $250K pledge

Greenwood Commission of Public Works has become the latest to support to The Greenwood Promise, pledging $250,000 to the initiative during the next five years. The three-member board voted unanimously Thursday to approve the ordinance, which gives $50,000 to The Promise this year with the intention of giving an additional $50,000 each year for the next four years. Read more … Read More

Greenwood scholarship program nears $5 million goal

The Greenwood Promise campaign is getting closer to its $5 million goal having raised $4.08 million since the campaign was announced in October, according to campaign organizers. The Greenwood Promise is a “last money” scholarship, meaning it will pay the remaining tuition and fees after all state scholarships, grants and Pell Grants are included. It is for tuition and fees … Read More

Anonymous donor gives $1 Million to The Greenwood Promise

The Greenwood Promise capital campaign is off to a fast start with an anonymous donation of $1 million to ensure its success. “This is such a generous contribution,” said Campaign Chair and Self Regional Healthcare President/CEO Jim Pfeiffer. “The enthusiasm for this game-changing initiative is inspiring and contagious. The Promise opens the door of opportunity for all high school graduates … Read More