The Fluor Foundation donated $27,500 to the Greenville Tech Foundation to provide scholarship assistance for students in the Quick Jobs with a Future program at Greenville Technical College. Photo provided.

GRANT APPLICATIONS

Greenville Women Giving opens 2019 grant application process

Greenville Women Giving will accept grant applications online beginning Oct. 15 for worthy projects seeking funding. Funds for the grant are generated by the annual donations of GWG members and other donor-directed funds through the Community Foundation. Awarded once a year, the grant winners are chosen from the cumulative voting of all current GWG members. 

GWG seeks to fund projects that can have a high impact and effect a significantly positive change in arts and culture, education, environment, health, and human services; 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofits that are located or offer services in Greenville County are eligible to apply. At least one grant will be awarded to each of the five focus areas. The grants range from $50,000 to $100,000, and the remaining applications will be awarded accordingly based on rankings.

Online applications will be available at greenvillewomengiving.org. The application deadline is midnight Nov. 30. Voting will take place in April, and the 2019 winners will be announced May 14.

SCHOLARSHIPS 

Fluor Foundation scholarships help Quick Jobs students

The Fluor Foundation donated $27,500 to the Greenville Tech Foundation to provide scholarship assistance for students in the Quick Jobs With a Future program at Greenville Technical College. The program prepares students to enter career fields with openings in the Greenville market. After receiving job-specific training for three weeks to six months, students of the program may enter their new careers. From the $27,500 donation, $7,500 will be general scholarships, $7,500 will be scholarships for women pursuing construction skills, and $12,500 will create scholarships for veterans.

“Fluor has been a tremendous partner for our Quick Jobs programs for many years,” Ann Wright, vice president for advancement with the Greenville Tech Foundation, said in a news release. “Their generosity has helped hundreds of students complete their training debt-free, many times within a few months, and enter or re-enter the workforce. The impact that these donations have made goes well beyond the Quick Jobs training, transforming the lives of students and their families.”

FUNDRAISER

The Children’s Museum of the Upstate brings the Lowcountry to the Upstate with a unique fundraiser

The Children’s Museum of the Upstate will host a new fundraiser 6–10 p.m. Oct. 25 for adults only. Sponsored by RealOp Investments, “A Lowcountry Evening” will feature a Lowcountry boil and oyster roast. The event will also feature live entertainment from The Arcadian Wild in TCMU-Greenville’s outdoor exhibit space, Bib’s World, and adjacent tent. TCMU’s popular Tombola wall and several live auction items will be included at the fundraiser. Auction items include overnight trips, Southwest Airlines tickets, and 2019 Final Four tickets. The fundraiser will be held at TCMU-Greenville on Heritage Green. Individual tickets are $100. More information can be found at tcmupstate.org. 

Funds will go toward helping TCMU provide museum access to all children, new program supplies, outreach initiatives, and maintenance of exhibits in Greenville and Spartanburg.

“In years past, the museum has hosted formal, black-tie events, but this year we decided to take a different approach for community members and donors who prefer a more casual setting,”Jami Wood Emory, TCMU director of development, said in a news release. “We hope to create a fun and laid-back atmosphere for people who are interested in learning what being a TCMU supporter means to our Upstate community.”

BENEFIT

Aloft Greenville Downtown Meet the Artist event benefits CURE Childhood Cancer

Aloft Greenville Downtown recently featured its latest artist, Scott Thomason, during the Meet the Artist event held at the hotel’s W XYZ Bar. A portion of the proceeds from the artwork sold at the event benefited Cure Childhood Cancer, which funds research and addresses the needs of cancer patients and their families. Inspired by local landscapes and people of Greenville, Thomason’s artwork will remain on display and for sale at Aloft until November. Quarterly Meet the Artist events are held at the hotel to benefit a charity chosen by the featured artist.

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