A Gift To Build On

Dr. Green and 3 other gentlemen

In July, Forsyth Tech received a gift of $52,000 from The Lawrence E. Pope Foundation to update and expand the college’s Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technology program. The gift will allow the college to increase enrollment in the program and provide students with relevant, experiential training using state-of-the-art equipment.

The late Lawrence E. Pope, founder of L.E. Pope Building Co., Inc. (today part of Pope Companies), had a lifelong interest in grading equipment, over-the-road tractors and other types of diesel-powered heavy equipment. In presenting the gift to Forsyth Tech, Jeff Taylor, (second from left) vice president and chief financial officer of the Pope Companies and treasurer of the Lawrence E. Pope Foundation, expressed the Foundation’s desire in making a difference in the community by supporting the educational needs of Forsyth Tech students.

a big tractor