Owens Community College Foundation


Our History

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.

Our Core Values

  • Access, Innovation and Excellence in Education
  • Outstanding Service
  • Ethical and Visionary Leadership

Thank you to our Generous Donors

Crystal Legacy Society

Peggy Bensman
Emilie Bowser
Jim and Marsha Geers
John and Margaret Grigsby Living Trust
Earl Johnson Estate
Dan and Cindy Kimmet
Edwin G. Knepper Trust
Judge Richard Reinbolt
Edward J. and Linda Reiter
Yvonne and Stanley Scott
Dr. Lance and Diana H. (Dee) Talmage

Library Donors

1994 Library Campaign Donors, we thank you with sincere appreciation

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College Development Staff

Melissa Starace, Ed.D.
Interim Executive Director, Foundation
(567) 661-7421
melissa_starace@owens.edu
Kimberly Ferguson
Development Coordinator
(567) 661-7603
kimberly_ferguson3@owens.edu

Mailing Address

Owens Community College Foundation
PO Box 10,000
Toledo, OH 43699-1947