Campus Fund Drive
This year’s Campus Fund Drive is a special effort—it is your invitation to support the Forge Great Futures major gifts campaign. Forge Great Futures is the first major gifts effort on behalf of Durham Tech in more than 20 years. The aim is to raise funds for two key priorities: talent development and economic opportunity. I am pleased to report that with outstanding community support, we are more than 90% of the way to our goal ($4.5 million-plus toward a $5 million target). Your generosity can propel us closer to the finish line and help accomplish transformative projects on behalf of our students.
Gifts to support talent development have already improved equipment and personnel resources for Advanced Manufacturing, Skilled Trades, and Early Childhood Education. Special support for new scholarships, internship stipends, and in-class textbook libraries help defray the cost of attendance and keep students in school - providing students a path to recognizing greater economic opportunity.
Each year, your generous contributions to the Campus Fund Drive provide important support for the unrestricted dollars allocated to our scholarship program, training in the Teaching-Learning Center, Viva the Arts, the employee mini-grant program, and more. Many of you also choose a fund that matters to you, such as Emergency Financial Assistance, the Campus Harvest Food Pantry, the Library, or a specific scholarship. This year we invite you to make your annual gift to the Foundation and consider a special contribution to the major gifts campaign over and above that amount.
I thank you for considering support for the Forge Great Futures campaign and for all you do for Durham Tech. Your commitment to student success is exemplified inside and outside of the classroom. Thank you for making a difference.