Photo above: Pictured from left are The Primerica Foundation’s Karen Fine Saltiel, President and Chairman; Anne Soutter, Vice President and Vice-Chairman; Margaret Halbert, Secretary; and Bill Nemetz, Treasurer; and Dr. D. Glen Cannon, President, Gwinnett Technical College. (courtesy of Gwinnett Tech)
New funding from The Primerica Foundation will assist students at a local college. Primerica Inc. has made its home in the Metro Atlanta area for nearly four decades, and the company has a history of giving back to Georgia communities. The financial services provider recently continued that tradition with a $75,000 donation to Gwinnett Technical College.
Located near Primerica’s global headquarters in Gwinnett County, Gwinnett Tech has received $260,000 in donations from Primerica over the last 17 years. The latest gift will support several career-focused college programs and establish two scholarship funds, The Primerica Foundation Scholarship and The Barbara T. King Scholarship for Women. The funds will provide tuition and supplies, in the amount of $1,250 annually per student, to 40 low-to-moderate income students.
The late Barbara King was a Primerica executive, community leader and advocate of the college who served on the Gwinnett Tech board from 1997-2003. The scholarship honoring her memory provides funding for female students enrolled in a Gwinnett Tech associate degree program within the Health Sciences division.
“Primerica and Gwinnett Tech have grown up together in the same community—we have a long history of supporting the college,” Karen Fine Saltiel, President and Founding Chairman of The Primerica Foundation, shared in the college’s release. “We also have a vested interest in the success of Gwinnett Tech, because the students of today are the workforce of tomorrow.”
Primerica contributed to the college in a different way during a recent community cleanup challenge. Employee volunteers worked with the Horticultural Department of Gwinnett Tech to plant a sustainable garden and a dozen trees on the college’s campus. Primerica’s participation earned it a Grow Green Award from local nonprofit Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful.