WGTC Foundation presents funds to Ferst

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WGTC Director of Institutional advancement Kevin Cain, Janie Lore of the Coweta Ferst Foundation and WGtC President Dr. skip sullivan, from left, at the presentation of funds from the night in Monte Carlo casino night fundraiser. 


The West Georgia Technical College Foundation recently presented the Coweta County Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy with a $2,500 check.

The gift came from a portion of the proceeds of the Night in Monte Carlo casino night benefit which helped kick off the opening of the new WGTC Coweta Campus. The benefit was held at Newnan Country Club and included a dinner and silent auction, along with an evening of casino-type games and door prizes.

The Ferst Foundation was founded in 1999 with the mission to provide books for local communities to prepare all Georgia preschool children for reading and learning success. The books are mailed on a monthly basis free of charge to each registered child from birth until five years of age in participating communities within the State of Georgia.

“Early literacy is a vital part of a child's readiness to learn upon entering kindergarten and ultimately will require less remediation when entering college,” said Janie Lore of the Coweta Ferst Foundation. “West Georgia Technical College is a great partner in this initiative to send monthly, age-appropriate books to children from birth to age five.”

The Night in Monte Carlo casino night, which preceded the Coweta Campus opening, allowed Coweta County citizens to be a part of West Georgia Technical College’s growing presence and impact on the community. The college’s collaborative effort with the Coweta Ferst Foundation is one of many ways the college is showing its commitment to the community it serves.

“West Georgia Technical College is committed to education and to making that education accessible,” said WGTC President Dr. Skip Sullivan. “We are proud to be a part of the Coweta community and to be able to give back to a wonderful organization on such a worthwhile cause.”

West Georgia Technical College, with campuses in Carroll, Coweta, Douglas, Haralson and Troup counties, class sites in Heard and Meriwether counties, and a virtual learning campus, offers more than 115 associate degree, diploma and technical certificate programs of study. A unit of the Technical College System of Georgia, West Georgia Tech is the third largest of the state’s 25 technical colleges.



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