Vol State College Foundation

Vol State Athletic Association Golf Classic Nets over $18.5K!

The Vol State Athletic Association Golf Classic, benefiting the Vol State College Foundation took place on August 7 and netted over $18,500.  

The tournament was held at Tennessee Grasslands at Foxland where teams competed for the Vol State Bank Corporate Cup Challenge.  The Golf Classic is held annually and raises money for the Volunteer State Community College Athletic Association.  Prizes were awarded for par 3, long drive, and closest to the pin.

Vol State Educate a Woman Raises $84,000

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.

Comic Karen Mills at 2020 Educate a Woman Luncheon

Stand-up comedian Karen Mills will bring her humor to the stage as keynote speaker at the 2020 Educate a Woman (EAW) luncheon on March 27. The event supports scholarships for women at Volunteer State Community College. Mills has been in the humor business for more than 21 years, touring clubs, colleges, and theaters across the country. A publicist said: “She finds the funny in everyday life and that didn’t change when she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. She was determined to take on the disease with hope and humor.

Bill Sinks Named Distinguished Alumnus

The Volunteer State Community College Distinguished Alumnus Award was presented recently to a former Trustee who has remained active and involved with the Volunteer State College Foundation. Hendersonville businessman Bill Sinks has donated to the Foundation for 15 years and worked on many fundraising campaigns.

Tom and Betty Neal Honored with Chancellor’s Award

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.