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Capital Campaign

Dana Center


Fundraising efforts continue and additional naming rights are available within the facility.  Please consider a donation today.

For information on how to support this initiative, contact foundation@owens.edu.

The Dana Center will become the region’s premier resource for advanced manufacturing training and private and public investment will be crucial. The Owens Community College Foundation has embarked upon a capital campaign to raise $2 million for construction and equipment with the following gifts already secured:

A leadership gift of $1 million from Dana Incorporated was announced on August 28, 2019 from Dana Incorporated resulting in naming rights to the training center.

“The skills gap is one of the single biggest constraints on growth in our industry and the economy as a whole. According to estimates from the Manufacturing Institute, there will be more than 4.6 million manufacturing jobs in the U.S. to fill by 2028. At current rates, we will only have 2.2 million skilled workers for these positions. That is a gap of over 2.4 million jobs,” said James Kamsickas, president and chief executive officer of Dana. “Dana’s investment with Owens Community College will help to bridge that gap by offering critical training in advanced manufacturing and skilled trades to support the manufacturing base of northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan.”

The Owens Alumni Association announced a $100,000 gift on October 17, 2019. This will result in naming rights within the center and will help to establish the Owens Alumni Association Advanced Manufacturing Scholarship.

“The Alumni Association is excited to be part of the Dana Advanced Manufacturing Training Center through this significant investment, while also establishing an endowed scholarship to directly benefit those students seeking degrees and certificates in the manufacturing and skilled trades areas,” said Tom Daniels, president of the Owens Community College Alumni Association. “This facility will be a game-changer for Northwest Ohio, and we are doing our part to help advance the region.”

Please download our campaign brochure for additional naming right opportunities.

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