Letter from the Foundation Chair
Lee Shillito 

We have had another great year as follows:

BECAUSE OF YOU CAMPAIGN

Increased campaign total dollars from $54,000 in 2011 to $156,000 in 2012
Increased faculty/staff participation from 56% - 60%
Started internal grant process for campus programs through Because of You efforts
Innovation grant winner – TRiO for training mentors/tutors

STARTED 13 NEW SCHOLARSHIPS    

 EDUCATE AND GROW SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM  

$200,000 from Sullivan County for Educate and Grow
$46,000 from City of Kingsport for Kingsport Achieves
$25,000 from Washington County for Educate and Grow
$15,000 for Carter County Educate and Grow  

INDUCTED 7 MEMBERS INTO THE PRESIDENT’S TRUST   

Johnson City Development Authority
Northeast State Honors Program
Mountain States Health Alliance
Pearson Education
President Janice Gilliam
Reverend Charles Charlton
Scholars Foundation

RECEIVED $124,400 IN IN-KIND DONATIONS  

$110,000 from Volkswagen Group of Chattanooga, TN
$12,000 from Johnstone Supply
$12,400 from Dr. Louise Dickson 

THE DERBY – SPRING FUNDRAISER  

Raised over $40,000
Photo website received over 8,000 views
Facebook page reached over 1,000 views

ALUMNI AFFAIRS (beginning Jan 3, 2013) 

Reached over 4,000 alumni via social media
Made contact with nearly 1,000 alumni though visits and campus events
Created an alumni advisory council
Improved the Outstanding Alumni Award process

GOVERNOR HASLAM RELEASED $35 MILLION FOR EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES COMPLEX  

This only highlights this past year’s accomplishments. These accomplishments are a reflection of the dedicated and very bright faculty, staff, and board that we are fortunate to have. The leadership of these groups is led by our President Dr. Janice Gilliam and our Executive Director Dr. Heather Cook.

Dr. Gilliam sets the tone and gives the servant leadership that inspires these successes. Dr. Cook executes, encourages and gets it done for our foundation. Our board gives good direction and support of their efforts.

As we enter 2014 and the challenge of our 50/50 campaign, “Celebrating a Legacy of Excellence”, we will need to con­tinue building on our past successes.
I am confident we can do this.

Sincerely,
A. Lee Shillito
Northeast State Foundation Chair, 2012-13