Volunteer State College Foundation

Tom and Betty Neal Honored with Chancellor’s Award

The award presentation at Vol State

Tom and Betty Neal of Gallatin were recently awarded the Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Philanthropy. The award honors those who have made great and lasting contributions to the state’s colleges and universities. The couple began funding a scholarship at Volunteer State Community College in 2000. They were involved with special fundraising events, such as the Harvest Moon Soiree and Educate a Woman luncheon. Along with being active supporters of Vol State, Mr. and Mrs.

Vol State Educate a Woman Raises $84,000

Amanda Foster, Brenda Payne and Wendy Hughes, of Hendersonville.

The 2021 Educate a Woman luncheon held in May raised $84,000 to support scholarships for women at Volunteer State Community College, a new record total for the event. Comedienne Karen Mills was the keynote speaker. Three hundred people attended. The Volunteer State College Foundation organizes the luncheon. The Summa Cum Laude sponsors were long-time partner Sumner Regional Medical Center, and new donors, Subaru of Gallatin, and Facebook. Since 2008, the luncheon has provided scholarships for 88 women.