David Deal, dean of technology at Patrick Henry Community College, wanted to give back to the college that helped him in his life and career. He chose to make a monetary gift through his will as part of the Planned Giving Program of the Patrick Henry Community College Foundation. His gift will fund the Dean David Deal Technology Endowed Scholarship for future students of PHCC.
“I appreciate all that the college has done for me and the best way to show my appreciation is to give this endowment so that PHCC can continue to provide scholarships to future students,” Deal said. “I hope they will have the opportunity to achieve their dreams as I have been able to.”
Deal was born and raised in Martinsville and attended PHCC in the ‘70s. In 1999, while working at Tultex as a network administrator, he served as an adjunct professor at PHCC teaching Information Technology courses. The following year, after Tultex closed, Deal accepted a position at PHCC as director of information technology. Now, almost 14 years later, Deal is still working at PHCC and has become the dean of technology.
“PHCC has done a lot for me,” Deal said, “and I’d like to help future students attain their goals like I did.”
The Planned-Giving Program of the Foundation serves as a way for donors to bequeath gifts to the college in the form of cash, real estate, closely-held stock, insurance policies, trusts or gift annuities. This option allows donors to make these gifts in a tax-efficient manner while still furthering the mission and goals of PHCC.
“Planned giving is a great option for supporters of PHCC who want to contribute, but may not have the disposable income to do so at the time,” explained Christopher Parker, executive director of the PHCC Foundation. “These planned gifts can be done through a variety of mediums and can help fund scholarships, specific programs or whatever the donor by be interested in.”