Trinity Valley Community College


TVCC Foundation
Mary Nicholson,
Vice President of 
Institutional Advancement
Linda Land,
Executive Assistant

100 Cardinal Dr.
Athens, TX 75751

(903) 670-2620

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Tree of Opportunity
Tree of Opportunity and Excellence on the Athens Campus
Brass sculpture permanently displayed on 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 TVCC 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.  

Each donor also receives a plaque from the Foundation that is personalized to honor their contribution level.  Tree of Opportunity and Excellence on the Athens Campus