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HGTC Foundation Receives $40,000 from Truist Foundation

(Conway, SC) 04/17/2024

Truist Foundation DonationJohn Rutenberg, Truist Market President, presents $40,000 check to the HGTC Foundation for the new Nursing & Health Sciences Institute.  

Pictured left to right: Ms. Ann Daniels, HGTC Assistant Vice President & Dean, Nursing & Health Sciences; Mrs. Shannon Detzler, HGTC Foundation President & CEO; Mr. John Rutenberg, Truist Market President; Dr. Marilyn Murphy Fore, HGTC President; Dr. Jennifer Wilbanks, HGTC Executive Vice President Academic & Workforce Development 

The Horry-Georgetown Technical College (HGTC) Foundation was awarded a $40,000 grant from Truist Foundation for the new HGTC Nursing & Health Sciences Institute. This significant contribution will serve as a catalyst for enhancing nursing and health science education programs and overall healthcare services within the community.

"We are overwhelmed and so very grateful for this tremendous support from Truist Foundation," said Dr. Marilyn Murphy Fore, HGTC. "This grant will significantly impact our ability to fulfill our mission and elevate the quality of our health science career opportunities. It will enable us to provide enhanced learning experiences, support the professional development of our faculty, and expand access to critical healthcare services in our region."

The grant underscores Truist Foundation's commitment to investing in creating career pathways to economic mobility through reskilling and upskilling workers. By partnering with Truist Foundation, HGTC can further its efforts in training and educating the next generation of healthcare professionals, who are poised to play a vital role in improving health outcomes and addressing healthcare disparities in the community.

"We are proud to support the Horry-Georgetown Technical College Nursing & Health Sciences Institute in their mission to provide quality education and healthcare services," said Truist Market President, John Rutenberg. "Our purpose at Truist is to inspire and build better lives and communities.  This grant reflects our ongoing dedication to empowering organizations to upskill and reskill workers to create onramps to economic mobility, and we are excited to see the transformative results it will bring to the community."

Shannon Detzler, HGTC Foundation President & CEO, worked with Truist Foundation to secure the grant funding for the project.  “The collaboration between Truist Foundation and HGTC exemplifies the power of partnerships in driving meaningful change and creating opportunities for the betterment of society. Together, they are paving the way for a brighter future, where education and healthcare are accessible to all,” said Detzler. 

For more information about the HGTC Foundation, please call 843-477-2105, email foundation@hgtc.edu, or visit the website.