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The Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology (TCATs) are the premier providers of workforce development, skills training, and community building for the state of Tennessee. We'd love to share more with you about our mission, and about how we serve our students and our state and local communities. Please contact our director for more information.

TCAT-S Foundation

The Foundation was formed as a nonprofit corporation in the State of Tennessee with the purpose to foster, support and aid the educational objectives and mission of the Tennessee Collge of Applied Technology - Shelbyville. It was founded in 2000 with the aid of former State Senator Andy Womack. The Foundation helps to close the breach of dwindling state tax dollars. 

TCAT History

The Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Shelbyville opened its doors in September of 1964 (Tennessee Technology Center - Shelbyville) as the first within the state Area Vocational Technical School System. 

The TCAT - Shelbyville provides the cornerstone for occupational careers. These careers utilize state-of-the-art technologies which can be learned through programs offered at the college.

The history of TCAT - Shelbyville has been a story of success - success for the college with continued growth and strength - success for the instructors' graduates which enables them to enjoy a better way of life. These successful results provide local businessses and industries with better trained employees. 

Contributions to the Foundation help supplement funds earmarked for the high-tech equipment the Center needs to provide quality education. It is this occupational focus that helps to make strong the workforce of Tennessee.

Private gifts to the Shelbyville TCAT Foundation allow the institution to continue

  • to improve our training
  • to provide scholarships to quality students who will become valuable assests to the workforce
  • to enhance our programs with state-of-the-art machinery and equipment for training


A Few Ways to Make a Donation

Cash - Make a donation of cash by simply writing a check or authorizing a charge on your credit card. From your standpoint, it's no fuss, no bother.

Gift-in-Kind - A gift-in-kind is a gift of anything to Shelbyville TCAT Foundation (goods or service) other than money.

Bequests - One of the most popular and simplest way to make a gift is by Will.

Give Your Home, But Live There for Life - Make a gift of a remainder interest in your home, receive sizable tax benefits now and continue living in home for the rest of your life.

Charitable Lead Trusts - Make a donation now while reducing the tax burden for your heirs.

Securities - Stock that has increased in value is one of the most popular assets used for charitable giving, once it has been held for a minimum year.

Savings Bonds - A tax-wise use for your savings bonds is to support a cause you care about.

Real Estate - Using real estate, such as your house, farm or commercial property, to fund a gift allows you to preserve your cash assets and receive significant tax advantages.

Closely Held Stock - donation of your closely held stock can be a good way for you to make a sizable charitable contribution while realizing valuable tax benefits. 

Life Insurance - Make the Shelbyville TCAT Foundation the beneficiary of an existing policy.  

Learn more about the many opportunities to support the TCAT - Shelbyville through charitable giving. If you have any questions concerning this information or want to speak to someone directly about how to help the Shelbyville TCAT Foundation, please contact:

Laura Monks, TCAT Shelbyville President, 931-685-5013

If you would like to mail your pledge to the Shelbyville TCAT Foundation, you can download the form below and send it to: 

1405 Madison St.
Shelbyville, TN 37160

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If you'd like to send a donation, please mail a check to the system office at the address listed below. If you would like your donation to support a specific campus or program, please include that designation with your check. Thank you for your support.

All gifts to the college foundation, a 501(c) 3 entity, are tax-deductible in accordance with IRS guidelines.

Mail checks to:

Tennessee Board of Regents
c/o Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology Foundation
1 Bridgestone Park, Third Floor
Nashville, TN 37217