The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution announced Thursday that the organization will be donating $2,499 to the University of Tennessee’s Chattanooga Foundation for “UTC Veterans Student Services Lounge.” Funding for this project was made possible through the sponsorship of the Judge David Campbell Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.
This project is to refurbish and refit the current Veteran Student Lounge space to make it more comfortable and suitable for the needs of veteran and military family member students at UTC. The university currently has 240 veteran students and 180 military family member students using VA benefits to attend classes on campus.
Dr. Yancy Freeman, vice chancellor of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, said, “The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is grateful to be a recipient of the grant from the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. These funds will be used to improve the student veteran lounge in our Veteran Center. This lounge provides a comfortable and functional space for our veterans to relax, study, and congregate. Additionally, it continues to advance UTC’s efforts as a military friendly higher education institution. We realize that our grant is just one of many that they made throughout the year to preserve our nation’s history. We feel fortunate that they have chosen to assist us in this endeavor.”
The DAR grants program was started in 2010. Funding is awarded to support projects in local communities which promote the organization’s mission areas of historic preservation, education and patriotism.
The DAR receives hundreds of grants applications each year, making competition high for the funding through the non-profit organization. Interested groups must be sponsored by a local DAR chapter, submit a copy of their public charity 501(c)(3) IRS documentation, and include a narrative describing the need and urgency of the project as well as planned activities and benefits to the community which will result from the grant.
To learn more about the work of today’s DAR, visit www.DAR.org. For more about applying for a Special Projects Grant from DAR, visit www.dar.org/grants.
For more information, please contact Stacy Kehoe at 902-0309 or visit the website at http://www.tndar.org/~davidcampbell/.