The East Georgia State College (EGSC) Foundation recently received a $25,000 gift from the Mill Creek Foundation. The gift was made in memory of long-time EGSC Foundation Trustee and Mill Creek Foundation Chairman Denny Key.
For more than 20 years, Mr. Key served on the Board of Trustees of the EGSC Foundation. During his time as chair of the Foundation, Denny’s leadership provided direction for the college to grow and expand while still holding true to the strong roots that anchor the mis-sion of providing a quality education at an affordable price to all. He had a vision for the future that supported new ideas and innovation. Denny was always willing to go the extra mile to see that EGSC was successful.
At the December EGSC Foundation Board Meeting, Wade Johnson, chair of the Mill Creek Foundation, presented the gift to the EGSC Foundation and spoke about Denny’s dedication to the College and making the community a better place. Harley Smith, Vice President for In-stitutional Advancement, thanked Wade and the other Mill Creek Foundation members at the meeting for remembering Denny by donating the gift to the College. “Denny Key had a true servant’s heart. He cared about his community, the people in the community, and East Georgia State College,” said Harley Smith. “At EGSC, we are so thankful for the relationship Denny helped build between the College and the Mill Creek Foundation. Denny and Mill Creek have supported the College in many ways, and we plan to use this gift in Denny’s memory to help support the College and our students just like Denny did for over 20 years.” Denny was past president of Rotary Club (Paul Harris Fellow), past president and board member of the Chamber of Commerce, president of Swainsboro Bank Shares, past chairman of Citizens Bank Board of Directors, vice president and manager of CBS insurance with Citizens Bank. He was also a past member of the Swainsboro Jaycees. Denny was a life-time member of First Methodist Church of Swainsboro where he was a Sunday School teach-er and served on many boards.
About the East Georgia State College Foundation:
The mission of the East Georgia State College Foundation is to help transform and enhance the lives of the diverse student population by providing educational opportunities, financial support, and advocacy for students. By generating, processing, and allocating gifts, the Foundation supports efforts that enhance the quality of programs by funding scholarships, new academic initiatives, technology, endowments, faculty/staff development, athletic pro-grams, and capital projects.
The East Georgia State College Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the cause of higher education in the area through the development of the college. Since, 1973 the EGSCF has helped to make the future a bright one for hundreds of academi-cally talented students. Attracting and retaining high quality students through a strong scholarship program has always been one of the priorities for the EGSCF.
For more information about the EGSC Foundation, or to donate, contact Harley Smith, Vice President for Institutional Advancement, at 478-289-2037 or [email protected]. The EGSC Foundation; 131 College Circle, Swainsboro, Ga 30401.