Chattanooga State Honors #GivingTuesday by Helping Students in Crisis

September 13, 2018 | Nancy Patterson | College Advancement


For #GivingTuesday 2018 on Nov. 27th, the Chattanooga State Foundation is raising funds to support students in crisis. When unforeseen financial emergencies occur, it often

Chattanooga State President Dr. Rebecca Ashford accepted the CHAgives Employer Challenge to match her employee’s #GivingTuesday donations up to $1,000 to support the Helping Hands Fund.

prevents students from staying in school and completing their program of study.

The Helping Hands Fund recently helped a single parent pay overdue rent after an unexpected car repair expense. The student was ready to quit school to work more hours, but instead was able to stay in school.

You can help keep a student from dropping out when you make your gift to the Chattanooga State Foundation’s Helping Hands Fund. Visit and select Helping Hands Fund, and thanks to President Ashford and her Cabinet, your gift is double* until midnight on #GivingTuesday. One hundred percent of your donation goes to the Helping Hands Fund which assists students with housing, utilities, groceries, minor car repairs like a flat tire, transportation like a bus pass, daycare and other non-routine expenses.

Chattanooga State is honored to partner with many local nonprofits to participate in #GivingTuesday. Learn more about the local #ChaGives #GivingTuesday campaign at

*up to $3,400.