The Mission of the Ogeechee Tech Foundation is to secure and administer monetary donations, grants, and other funds from constituents within its service delivery area to support Ogeechee Technical College in its quest to foster economic growth and development, and enhance the quality of life for the citizens in its region through excellence in workforce and adult education.
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How does the Foundation raise money?
The Foundation raises money in three primary ways:
- The Annual Community Giving Campaign called iGot (I Gave to Ogeechee Tech) is a yearly campaign that allows community and business members to make annual investments or multi-year financial pledges in support of the college.
- The iGot internal campaign allows our faculty and staff to show their financial support of the college through monthly payroll deduction or a one time annual donation.
- Foundations and the acquisition of grant funds.
What kinds of gifts does the Foundation receive?
The Foundation receives various types of gift s with cash being the most useful of all gift s especially if the funds are designated unrestricted. Our board of community trustees and college administration can best decide how to allocate funds to various projects.
Other gift s come in the form of restricted funds, equipment, endowments, stocks and bonds, life insurance gifts, and bequests.
For specific questions about the tax deductibility of your gift, it is recommended that you consult your tax advisor.
Who supports the Foundation?
The Foundation is supported first by the faculty and staff of Ogeechee Technical College. We strongly believe that charity begins at home, and we always conduct an internal giving campaign prior to asking the community for support.
The Foundation is supported by the Ogeechee Technical College Board of Directors and Foundation Trustees. As part of our extended family, our directors and trustees also participate in our annual giving campaign.
The Foundation is supported by businesses and corporations that believe in our mission of workforce development, adult literacy, and technical education.
The Foundation is also supported by various private and community foundations that understand and value the importance of technical education.
Why should you support the Foundation?
Ogeechee Technical College’s mission is to prepare its graduates for successful employment in their chosen field by providing affordable and flexible learning opportunities.
Accomplishing this mission will require substantial additional resources, together with a continued commitment to efficiency, a focus on top priorities, and a determination to work hard.
The Ogeechee Tech Foundation exists to assist Ogeechee Technical College in achieving and maintaining a high quality program of post-secondary education and community participation, to raise funds, and to make contributions to educational programs of Ogeechee Technical College counties (Bulloch, Evans, & Screven).
Where your gift is most needed?
The General Fund offers every member of the College’s collective family an opportunity to have an immediate impact on campus priorities that support and enrich student life. With an investment of an unrestricted gift, the donor can address the most urgent needs of Ogeechee Technical College and give the College the flexibility to help underwrite its most critical objectives. The General Fund is an essential component in maintaining the College’s academic excellence and fiscal stability.
A gift to the general fund will enable us to:
- Enrich instruction and basic skills
- Enhance program and staff development
- Provide student scholarships
- Strengthen student services
- Promote and develop mutually beneficial relationships between Ogeechee Technical College and local business and industry