Ozarks Technical Community College to Receive $1 Million Donation

Springfield, MO, November 14, 2008 --(PR.com)-- The OTC Foundation, the fund-raising arm of Ozarks Technical Community College, has received a planned gift of $1 million, the largest gift ever received by the Foundation. The donor has requested to remain anonymous.

A scholarship endowment fund will be established with the $1 million gift, which will be received upon the donor’s passing. One of the Foundation’s major initiatives is to continue to raise significant money for student scholarships.

“We are truly honored by this generous gift, and appreciative that this donor thought so much of the College that he would choose to support our students in this way,” said Cliff Davis, the College’s Executive Director of the OTC Foundation and Vice President for Institutional Advancement. “This scholarship endowment will provide needed funds to help students with their education for the life of the College.”

“The funds raised by the Foundation are invaluable in providing our students with what they need to complete their education,” explained Dr. Hal Higdon, president of Ozarks Technical Community College. “Whether in the form of scholarship endowments, equipment donations, or small gifts, the financial support of our students and programs is crucial to the College.”

The OTC Foundation works to coordinate regional resources into a broad-based financial support network for the College and its students. With this donation, the Foundation continues to grow, raising money toward student scholarships, program development, and other improvements for the College.

About OTC
Ozarks Technical Community College offers Associates degrees and certificates in a variety of technical, allied health, and general education programs. More than 11,000 students are currently enrolled in classes at the campus in Springfield, the Richwood Valley campus in Christian County, and at Education Centers in Lebanon, Branson and Waynesville Missouri. Students can also earn a complete Associates degree through the College’s online classes. A degree can be completed in two years or less, at a fraction of the cost of many area colleges. For more information on OTC, call (417) 447-7500 or visit www.otc.edu.

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Joel Doepker