The Carrollton Dawnbreakers Rotary Club was presented with the 2019 Spirit of Giving Award at Black Tie & Boots, West Georgia Technical College Foundation’s annual event.
“The Spirit of Giving Award is a highlight of Black Tie & Boots, offering the college and the community an opportunity to acknowledge and thank an outstanding individual, family, or business for their exceptional contributions,” said Kelsey A. Jones, Executive Director of WGTC Foundation. “In 2019, the WGTC Foundation chose to recognize the Carrollton Dawnbreakers Rotary Club for years of outstanding support for the adult education program and student scholarships at West Georgia Technical College. Most recently, the Dawnbreakers established a $25,000 endowment that will serve Carroll County WGTC students for years to come.”
Initial funding for the endowment was completed in July 2018, and the first award recipients will be announced in the 2020 Spring Semester. Recipients will receive a monetary scholarship to help fund their education and will also be extended an opportunity for mentorship with Dawnbreaker Rotarians. Mentorship will be offered through invitation to club meetings, club community engagement activities and networking connections with club members.
“The Carrollton Dawnbreakers Rotary Club is proud to support the West Georgia Technical College adult education program and endowment fund to further enrich the lives of students,” said Ryan Swertfager, Dawnbreaker President. “We, as Dawnbreaker Rotarians, believe in Service above Self and the four-way test in everything we do to support our community. It is an honor for our club to be recognized by the West Georgia Technical College Foundation and the Board of Trustees for these contributions.”