CCTC Foundation receives one of the largest gifts to date

The Central Carolina Technical College Foundation is the recent recipient of one of the largest gifts in the school’s history.

When Kershaw resident Robert S. Whitaker passed away, he left the bulk of his estate in trust for the benefit of his wife, Helen B. Whitaker, during her lifetime with the ultimate distribution designated for higher education scholarships for Kershaw County students in need. After Mrs. Whitaker’s passing in 2020, CCTC Foundation Board member and attorney William Cox helped coordinate the gift for the Foundation. In May 2022, the CCTC Foundation was awarded a check for $216,500 from the Whitaker Trust.

“We are thrilled and honored to receive this gift from the Whitaker Trust,” Misty Hatfield, vice president for Institutional Advancement said. “The Whitakers wanted to support college students in Kershaw County desiring to further their education after high school. We will ensure their wishes are met through our Foundation scholarship program.”

The college serves the areas of Clarendon, Lee, Kershaw and Sumter counties. The Fred R. Sheheen Center for Excellence is the main administration building on the Kershaw campus and includes classrooms, computer labs and three industrial programs. The Kershaw campus continues to grow through partnerships with the school district, the Woolard Technology Center and transfer options for students.

Central Carolina Technical College is a comprehensive, public, two-year institution of higher education that is dedicated to fostering a positive environment of teaching and learning for faculty, staff and students. The college serves primarily the region of Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee and Sumter counties in South Carolina and confers associate degrees, diplomas and certificates. Learn more:

The Central Carolina Technical College Foundation, Inc. is governed by a Board of Trustees separate from the Area Commission for Central Carolina Technical College and is dedicated to expanding the goals and mission of the college. The CCTC Foundation is operated exclusively for charitable education purposes within the meaning of Section 501 (c) 3 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954.