The Cobb Community Foundation presented a $5,000 grant to the Chattahoochee Tech Foundation on Friday, April 26, at the Partners in Philanthropy Luncheon in Marietta. Receiving this grant on behalf of the Chattahoochee Tech Foundation were Chattahoochee Technical College Director for Alumni and Annual Giving Stephanie Hubbell and Advancement Coordinator Amanda Henderson.
“The Chattahoochee Tech Foundation works diligently to make education an affordable reality for students at Chattahoochee Technical College,” said Hubbell. “We greatly appreciate the Cobb Community Foundation’s generous support in helping us make a significant difference in the lives of our students.”
The Chattahoochee Tech Foundation was one of 76 non-profit organizations that applied for the 2019 Cobb Community Impact Grants, according to the Cobb Community Foundation. The funds awarded to the Chattahoochee Tech Foundation will be used to create a food pantry for students at the college’s Marietta Campus.
“At least 36 percent of all college students struggle with food insecurity,” noted Henderson. “We plan to create a pantry operated by the Office of Student Resources within Chattahoochee Technical College. The pantry will be stocked with a combination of donated food items and items purchased through the Atlanta Community Food Bank.”
A unit of the Technical College System of Georgia, Chattahoochee Technical College is the largest technical college in the state with more than 14,000 students enrolled in the past academic year.