The Jolley Foundation was recognized as one of Greenville Technical College’s “Unsung Heroes” at Convocation on September 9. In 2019, just as the AAMSI program was beginning, the Jolley Foundation made a transformative gift to help develop the program, which addresses racial and gender achievement gaps through intensive case management and personalized support services. This gift has greatly impacted our student participants’ abilities to overcome barriers, develop academic and career pathways, and graduate on time. The Jolley Foundation is a true hero to the students who are achieving their dreams through education. Their generous support of scholarships, emergency assistance grants, and program development has been instrumental in helping our students achieve their dreams through education.
The Jolley Foundation was established in 1947 and continues today with a mission to advance efforts to eliminate the root causes and effects of poverty and discrimination. Over the years, the Jolley Foundation has made a significant impact on the lives of our students through their support of scholarships, emergency financial assistance, and the development and expansion of the African American Male Scholars Initiative (AAMSI).
Pictured left to right, Meliah Bowers Jefferson, Executive Director, Jolley Foundation; Dr. Keith Miller, President, Greenville Technical College; James McDuffie “Duff” Bruce IV, Jolley Foundation Board of Trustees.