In 2002, the Owens Community College Foundation was reorganized and incorporated for the purpose of encouraging and accepting private donations to benefit the College’s programs and students. Since 2002, donors have contributed $10.3 million in gifts and grants. As a result, more than $3.8 million has been distributed to the College for programs and more than $2.63 million has been distributed to students for scholarships.
As of September 30, 2020, the Owens Community College Foundation has more than $6.7 million in assets, up from $822,000 in 2002. The Foundation Board of Directors currently is comprised of 24 community leaders from Lucas, Wood and Hancock counties.
Owens Community College Foundation develops and provides resources to advance the College’s mission of serving our students and our community. We Invest in Your Success.
The Owens Community College Foundation believes that higher education should be available to everyone. The Foundation will work to remove barriers to education by providing student scholarships and supporting growth and innovation at Owens Community College.
Our Core Values
- Access, Innovation and Excellence in Education
- Outstanding Service
- Ethical and Visionary Leadership
Thank You Donors
Thank you to our generous donors who gave gifts during the period October 1, 2019 – October 31, 2020.
Crystal Legacy Society
Jim and Marsha Geers
John and Margaret Grigsby Living Trust
Earl Johnson Estate
Dan and Cindy Kimmet
Edwin G. Knepper Trust
Judge Richard Reinbolt
Yvonne and Stanley Scott
Dr. Lance and Diana H. (Dee) Talmage
College Development Staff
Melissa Starace, Ed.D.
Interim Executive Director, Foundation
Administrative Assistant, Fund Development