Harris Teeter is committed to education as a business and as neighbors who work and live in the communities we serve. Since the inception of our Together in Education (TIE) program in 1998 Harris Teeter has donated over $5.3 million to area schools across the southeast.
Harris Teeter held its annual "Morning After" golf tournament Monday in Greensboro. Thanks to support from vendors and suppliers the tournament raised $100,000 for Forsyth and Guilford County schools. Paul Puryear, Assistant Superintendent of High Schools for Forsyth County Schools was on hand to accept a $50,000 check. And Executive Director Communications/District Relations, Sonya Conway accepted $50,000 on behalf of the students and teachers in Guilford County. Harris Teeter is proud to announce that its golf tournament helped surpass the $1.2 million mark in funds raised for these school systems.
"We know the need of both Forsyth and Guilford counties to purchase supplies such as books or computers, make building improvements, or provide incentive programs to help the children of Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and High Point succeed in school," said Fred Morganthall, President of Harris Teeter.
Last year schools across the southeast earned over $1.1 million for their students. It might just surprise you where the money goes. Many schools use TIE money to accomplish some very basic needs like air conditioning, equipping bathrooms for handicap use, buying books, and one school even bought a school bus!