Williamston Mayor Mack Durham announced Monday that Dr. T. Walter Brashier family has agreed to donate property adjoining the Anderson School District 1 & 2 Career and Technology Center to Tri County Technical College.
Durham said, “I have been working with the Brashier family on the donation of some local property adjoining the the Career and Technology Center to Tri County Technical College. The Brashier Family has generously agreed to donate the property to Tri County and I have a tentative meeting with them for this donation Wednesday.”
The property includes 24 acres.
The town passed a resolution Monday to express appreciation for the donation.
It states: “Dr. Brashier, his wife, Christine Brashier, and their children have shown
astonishing generosity in supporting higher education in South Carolina by giving large gifts and
endowing scholarships to North Greenville University, Charleston Southern University, Anderson
University, the Citadel, Bob Jones University, Greenville Technical College, and others. Dr. Brashier and his family are continuing their remarkable service to South Carolina by donating property in Williamston to Tri-County Technical College to expand higher education opportunities in our community.”
Durham said, “The Town Council of the Town of Williamston specifically thanks Dr. T. Walter Brashier, Mrs. Christine Brashier, and the Brashier Family for their donation of property to Tri-County Technical College to expand educational opportunities in the Williamston area.”
Mayor Durham said that Matt Brashier, one of the children of Dr and Mrs. Brashier, contacted him to inquire if the town would be interested in receiving the donation. “That was the easiest question I have ever been asked as mayor”, Durham laughed in a telephone interview. “What a wonderful gift to the town.”
The value of the land, which is adjacent to the career center campus, is much greater than just the market value. “We hope that down the road, this opportunity might encourage the TriCounty Technical College to open a satellite campus in Williamston. It certainly offers an exceptional opportunity”, said Durham.
Representatives of the Brashier family, local and state officials and others were to meet to formalize the donation with a ceremony at the Williamston Municipal Center Wednesday morning.