#GivingTuesday for Student Food Needs

 The Vol State Feed student food bank

College student food insecurity has been identified as a major problem in the United States. A 2019 Temple University report said that 48 percent of community college students nationwide are food insecure. That means they lack reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable food. For #GivingTuesday, December 3, the Volunteer State College Foundation is raising funds to support the Vol State Feed student food bank.

Foundation Celebrates #GivingTuesday

Giving Tuesday logo

People can make a difference on #GivingTuesday, November 27, by donating to Vol State student scholarships with the Volunteer State College Foundation. Organizers call #GivingTuesday a “global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide.” The Volunteer State College Foundation has set a goal to increase donor giving during the 24-hour #GivingTuesday event. Donations can be made online.

Softball Players Association Donates to Vol State

Softball Players Association check presentation

The Softball Players Association donated $1,500 to the Volunteer State College Foundation for the Judy Lee Schreiber Scholarship.  Proceeds are raised by their annual tournament. For more information on the Vol State Foundation visit Pictured are: Ridge Hooks, Executive Director for SPA; Rebecca McKinney, Scholarship Associate at the Volunteer State College Foundation; and Judy Lee Schreiber.

Vol State Receives Donation of Theater Masks

George Pimentel, vice president of Academic Affairs; Arthur Carey Rutledge, friend of the donor; Jennifer Brezina, dean of Humanities; Laura and Carl Goodman, nephew of the donor; Karen Mitchell, vice president of Resource Development; and Nate Smyth, Art Department chair.

Fredric Blumberg collected theater masks. He taught theater for many years as a university professor in New York. In retirement he also volunteered with the Volunteer State Community College Theater Department. On his passing those passions combined for a unique gift. The Blumberg family recently made a donation of comedy/tragedy theater masks to the Vol State Humanities Division. The masks, which Blumberg collected from all over the world, will be on display in the coming year in the SRB Humanities Building on the campus in Gallatin.