President’s Circle While raising money for individual scholarships may be relatively easy, supporting the needs of those students who do not meet specified criteria, or programs suffering from budget cuts, becomes challenging during these questionable economic times. In August 2007 the TCC Foundation launched the President’s Circle to meet the need of raising unrestricted dollars. Approximately twenty individuals each year have supported the call for unrestricted donations of at least $1,000 each, qualifying them to become President’s Circle members. Membership comes with several benefits, including: • Recognition in the President’s Circle honor roll in the TCC Foundation annual report and on the Foundation Web site • An invitation to the President’s Dinner, an exclusive event hosted by the TCC President • Invitations to as many as three Artist Receptions • Two tickets to any TCC production held at Turner Auditorium • Invitations to president’s forums throughout the year • VIP parking and seating at TCC’s graduation ceremony • A President’s Circle lapel pin
2009-2010 Foundation Annual Report
Artists featured during this year: Tallahassee Community College Forensics Team – members of this award-winning student team performed moving oral interpretations, just one portion of the study that also includes public address, limited preparation and debate. Tallahassee Community College African Drum & Dance Ensemble – this performance group is the direct result of the coursework that teaches the music and dance cultures of sub-Saharan Africa. Students learn fundamentals of African music systems, training on various drums along with melodic and harmonic instruments such as African harps. Students have the opportunity to learn traditional dances and songs from Ghana, Guinea, South Africa and Uganda.