Trinity Valley Community College


TVCC Foundation

Kristen Bennett
Vice President, Institutional Advancement / Executive Director, TVCC Foundation

Linda Land
Executive Assistant

100 Cardinal Dr.
Athens, TX 75751

(903) 670-2620

Office Hours:

Tree of Opportunity

Tree of Opportunity and Excellence on the Athens Campus
Tree of Opportunity and Excellence brass sculpture permanently displayed in the Administration Building of the Athens Campus

What better way to honor or memorialize someone than through a visual piece of art that is permanently displayed for the public to view?

The Tree of Opportunity & Excellence is a brass sculpture that is prominently displayed in the front lobby of the Orval Pirtle Administration Building on the Athens campus. The tree serves as a visual tribute to those who have given their financial support to the Trinity Valley Community College Foundation.

Each engraved leaf on the tree represents a $1,000.00 to $9,999.00 donation. Each small engraved stone below the tree represents a contribution to the Foundation of $10,000.00 to $24,999.00. Each large engraved strong represents support of $25,000.00 or more. 

Each gift to the Foundation serves in perpetual honor to those united in our mission of offering every opportunity for future students who seek a college education.  

When a donor reaches the next level of contribution, they will receive a personalized plaque from the Foundation to honor their contribution level.

  Tree of Opportunity and Excellence on the Athens Campus