TIFTON — Through the Toyota Dealer Match Program, Prince Toyota has doubled its $2,500 donation to the Tift County Foundation for Educational Excellence. The $5,000 gift will be invested in a variety of programs, all aimed at fostering and enhancing excellence in the Tift County Public Schools. Two of the Foundation’s initiatives, Incentive Grants for teachers to put their best ideas into practice, and the ever-expanding Summer Reading Program (1,317 participants in 2011) will directly benefit from the generosity of Prince Toyota. Pictured from left are Mike Brumby, director of the TCFEE; Marianna Keesee, president of the Foundation board; John Prince, CEO of Prince Automotive; Heather P. Stripling of Prince Toyota; and Lawton Bassett, treasurer of the Foundation board.
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