Plan for Tallahassee Community College
Brooks and Almena Pettit both feel that giving back to the community is a vital part of being good citizens. And thus, as part of their estate planning, the Pettits have chosen Tallahassee Community College as one of the recipients of their bequests.
While Almena began serving on the TCC Foundation Board in 2010, her connection with the College goes back a long way. She was born in the Army Barracks at what was then Dale Mabry Field, and is now the TCC campus. Later, her father served on the Leon County School Board and was instrumental in the founding of TCC.
However, it is the current mission and accomplishments of TCC that have earned their respect and admiration and therefore, the bequest. The Pettits believe that the College offers opportunity and hope, as well as education, and that it is a valuable economic booster for our community. Those opportunities include the AA and AS degrees, GED preparation and testing, certification programs and special programs for local industries, as well as scholarships related to all programs. Almena is especially interested in the health care programs, having worked in health care management. “The people who are trained in the health care professions at TCC are the people taking care of us in the local hospitals and doctors’ offices and will be caring for us as we age. I want these people to have the best training possible and I know they can get it at TCC even after we are gone!”
Brooks and Almena Pettit encourage anyone to take a tour of the Tallahassee Community College campus to learn what a jewel we have in this community and consider making a donation as part of planned giving.