Impact of Annual Giving at Truett-McConnell
When our loyal alumni give back to their alma mater, they participate in a tradition of giving that is critical to sustaining the success of Truett-McConnell College. They understand the unique benefits that come from a Truett-McConnell education and are helping to pass along those benefits to the next generation.
Matt Paul ('91), president of the Truett-McConnell College Alumni Association, recently noted..."Alyson and I met at Truett-McConnell College. We both graduated from TMC and served on staff. In both cases, we saw firsthand the impact a quality, Christian education has on students. The educational experiences we gained have blessed us with unique and rewarding opportunities. We feel led to give financially to our alma mater in order to express appreciation for the education we gained, to allow TMC to continue educating and serving students, and simply because we are asked."
The Truett-McConnell Annual Fund is an annual giving campaign that encourages alumni and friends of the college to support TMC on an annual basis. Annual gifts of all sizes enhance students' educational experience. They also help Truett-McConnell fulfill its mission of equipping students to fulfill the Great Commission by fostering a Christian worldview through a biblically centered education.
Why are annual gifts important?
• Annual gifts add up and go to work immediately providing financial support for the students.
• Annual gifts help close the gap between the total cost of education and what the student actually pays in tuition and fees.
• Annual gifts fund day-to-day operations and help TMC better plan for unexpected challenges.
• Annual gifts are the most direct way to have a direct impact on the entire TMC community.
TMC is supported by the Georgia Baptist Convention (GBC), so why are annual gifts needed?
The GBC graciously provides about 12% of TMC's annual operating revenue. While the college is very grateful, it must find other sources of funding. Likewise, tuition and fees along with room and board do not completely cover costs either. Funds from annual giving, planned giving, as well as private and corporate foundations are critical to the overall success and long-term stability of Truett-McConnell College.
While Annual Gifts of any size are welcomed, the Office of Institutional Advancement has created different giving levels with associated benefits (see below). Giving levels are calculated on a calendar year basis.
What can your gift provide?
$100 – purchase 5 children's books for the library's Juvenile Collection that supports the teacher education program
$300 – update patient education manuals and handouts for Health Services Office; purchase 10 books to support either the English degree, Christian Studies degree or the Missions Studies degree
$500 – keeping a local MD on retainer for one school year as Medical Director; replace one student computer in library (all 7 student computers in library are in need of replacement due to age and needed upgrades of software); purchase a semester's books for one student
$1,300 – a two-week domestic mission trip for a TMC student
$2,000 – a leadership scholarship for one student
$3,000 – a two-week international mission trip for a TMC student
$7,825 – total tuition and fees for a student for one-semester
Please consider making an annual gift to the Truett-McConnell Annual Fund each and every year, and know that you are not only making a difference in the life of a TMC student, but also in the lives of those whom our students touch through missions and ministry.
Within the next year, you will be receiving phone calls, letters, emails, and e-newsletters asking for your financial support of Truett-McConnell College. We pray that you consider your alma mater worthy of such an investment and are encouraged that our administration is not only committed to the growth of our college, but also committed to the growth of our Savior's kingdom.
To make a gift, please log onto http://www.truett.edu/alumni/giving-opportunities.html or mail your check to:
Office of Institutional Advancement
100 Alumni Drive
Cleveland, GA 30528