Heritage Community Foundation Presents Grant to Clayton State University Foundation

Jonesboro, Ga. (May 19, 2016) – The Heritage Community Foundation presented a grant to Dr. Thomas J. (Tim) Hynes, President, and Kate Troelstra, Vice President of University Advancement, of Clayton State University (CSU) in Morrow on May 12, 2016. The $2000 grant will become part of the CSU Foundation’s Retention Scholarship Fund. This fund is administered through the Financial Aid Office to students who demonstrate the most need. Each fall, 25-30 students end up dropping out for the semester so that they can earn enough money to pay for their education. History shows that many of these students will not re-enroll and will never see their dream of a college degree realized. The Retention Scholarship Fund helps these students reach the finish line and graduate from college.

The Clayton State University Foundation’s mission is to assist Clayton State University by attracting financial and other resources to achieve the University’s mission and goals to educate students, support faculty and staff, and increase community awareness. Its goal as a foundation is to enhance the education experience provided by the university through financial and community support. As a member of the University of Georgia System, Clayton State University provides a high quality education to its students and provides many support services to our local community. The University is limited as to how it can spend state funds and tuition dollars; therefore, its fundraising efforts allow the foundation to support students and faculty through tax deductible contributions that are received as an IRS designated 501c3 organization.

For more information on how to apply for a grant with Heritage Community Foundation, make a donation or volunteer, please visit www.heritagecommunityfoundation.org. You may also contact Rocky Davis, Executive Director, at 770-478-8881.

Heritage Community Foundation (HCF) is a 501c3 organization which provides funding to local nonprofit organizations in Clayton, Henry and Fayette counties. HCF is designed to support Heritage Bank’s first mission, “Committed to those we serve.” The bank absorbs all of the operating costs of the foundation, so 100% of the funds raised go directly to meet community needs.

Heritage Bank, a state chartered commercial bank, has been serving metro Atlanta’s Southern Crescent since 1955. The independent community bank has six full-service offices, features a well-rounded offering of commercial and consumer products, and is an active, involved member of the community it serves. The company’s stock is traded under the symbol “CCFH”.

Pictured: Sheri Dockweiler; Luann Daniels; Dr. Thomas J. (Tim) Hynes, President CSU; Rochelle Hehir, Stacy Hammons; David Crow; Kate Troelstra, Vice President of University Advancement CSU