OWENSBORO, Ky. — The Owensboro Community & Technical College Foundation Inc., will host the 5th Annual Donor Celebration at 4 p.m. Thursday, November 4, 2021, kicking off the 35th Anniversary of Owensboro Community & Technical College. The event will be held at OCTC’s Main Campus in the Industry Innovation Center.
The celebration will honor the 258 businesses, groups, and individuals that have supported the college and the Foundation through donations, grants, and scholarships during 2020-2021. For attendees who prefer a remote option, the event will also be livestreamed on the OCTC Facebook page.
“All gifts to OCTC are critical to student success and are greatly appreciated. The gift of an education, be it through a scholarship, or an equipment donation, is truly the gift that keeps on giving. It will be more a casual and hopefully entertaining affair for those that attend in person or online,” said Dr. Scott Williams, OCTC President.
The event is sponsored in partnership with German American Bank.
“German American is very supportive of higher education and values what OCTC brings to the people in, and around, our community,” said Kyle Aud, Market President. “We wanted to also show our appreciation to the donors by sponsoring this event and look forward to thanking them in person on Nov. 4.”
The Cornerstone Club, honoring the top donors for 2021, include: Kentucky BioProcessing, Mike Horn, City of Owensboro, Daviess County Fiscal Court, J. Rogers Badgett, Sr. Foundation, Inc., Alcoa Foundation, B.J. Killian Foundation, Texas Gas Transmission, LLC., The Gene Haas Foundation, Dr. Jacqueline Addington, Dollar General Literacy Foundation, Southeastern Construction Owners and Association Roundtable, Sandy Chandler, Allen Holbrook and Forrest Roberts, Old National Bancorp, Alice Ford Wilson, Yeager Charitable Trust.
“The partnerships with our donors continue to drive student success, support a better way of life for our students, and creates a qualified workforce for our community businesses and industry. For that impact, we are truly grateful”, added Mike Rodgers, OCTC’s Chief Institutional Officer and Director of the OCTC Foundation, Inc.
The Pillars Society, honoring donors surpassing the $1,000 level of donation for 2021, and include: Tom Underwood, Dr. Jim Glenn, Community Foundation of Louisville, Morton J. Holbrook III, Amazon, Sally Wood, Kentucky Business and Professional Women’s Foundation, Atmos Energy Corporation, Cathy Mattingly, Daviess County Teachers Federal Credit Union, Domtar, Dr. Mark Lynn, Modern Welding Company, Inc. Tom and Barbara Watson, Dr. Julia Ledford, Tab and Vicki Quisenberry, Dr. and Mrs. Scott Williams, Steve and Peggy Gardner, Julie Embry, Dr. Kevin Beardmore, Steinkamp Lumber, Dr. Drew and Mrs. Jeannette Ward, Pam Wilson, Kathy and Patrick Mowers, Cindy and Michael Fiorella, Baptist Health System Services, Big Rivers Electric Corporation, Gary Braswell, Alan and Rebecca Englehart, Doug Hoyt, Mike and Donna Koger, Livermore Masonic Lodge #186, Marksberry Welding Service, John and Mary Medley, Stephen Obermeier, Owensboro Health, Owensboro Lions Club Charity Foundation, Inc., Plumbers and Pipefitters Local Union 633, Public Life Foundation, Ruth Schroader, Antoine and Jeremiah Smith-Rouse
For more information or a direct link to the event, contact [email protected].