Voorhees wins $10,000 Tier II grant from The Home Depot

May 6, 2014

Voorhees College is one of 13 HBCUs that won a $10,000 Tier II grant in The Home Depot’s 2014 Retool Your School Campus Improvement Grant Program.

Voorhees’ win will allow the institution to beautify the campus with additional assorted flowers, shrubbery, trees, planters, a drip line irrigation system, garden benches and gazebos.

“We thank everyone who supported our efforts and voted for Voorhees throughout the competition. We would also like to thank The Home Depot for partnering with us to promote healthy living and learning for our students and all the constituents we serve,” said Marcus Burgess, vice president of institutional advancement.

According to the competition rules, Voorhees was selected based on relevance to the proposal requirements, completeness of the proposal, ability to executive the project within the budget, ability of the project to make lasting, positive transformations on the campus that are noticeable, use of sustainable, eco-friendly and/or energy-save materials and online voting score.

“After the completion of the project, it is our hope that we can create a more welcoming and refreshing meditative space for students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends to gather, connect with nature and reenergize their spiritual being,” Burgess said.

To see a complete listing of all the 2014 Retool Your School Campus Improvement Grant Program winners, visit

For more information, contact Teesa Brunson, communications director, at 803-780-1194 or at