Advancement Office


The Advancement Office seeks to forward the mission, vision, goals and objectives of Central Ohio Technical College.

We coordinate, manage and implement fundraising efforts from public and private sources to make scholarships available and advance key programmatic initiatives; work with the campus community to determine institutional fundraising goals; and develop partnerships with community stakeholders to implement state-of-the-art programming that will meet the workforce needs of central Ohio.

Our donors have a tremendous impact on the quality of our programs, teaching and facilities. The campus has a history of community and alumni support, which has been a great factor in its growth and development.

Our students are our greatest asset, and your gifts enable the campus to improve the quality of our student’s experience, enriching their lives through education.​ Thank you for your present and/or future​ support.

Advancement Staff

The Office of Advancement is committed to building a strong foundation for the college’s next century by fostering relationships across our communities – and by sharing stories about philanthropy and its life-changing impact on our campus and beyond.

Kim Manno, J.D., CFRE
Director of Advancement

Becky Clawson
Assistant Director of Advancement

Laura Walsh
Advancement Office Associate

The Advancement Office is located at: 

Newark Campus West
1440 Granville Rd.
Newark, OH 43055

fax: 740.366.9242​


Give to COTC

Creating opportunities for students and the community

Making a gift of education is simple. It will enable us to further programs, facilities and learning opportunities for our greatest asset: our students. Cash gifts are fully deductible for federal income tax purposes, provided deductions are itemized.​ Explore funds below to choose an area that supports your passion. 


The 1971 Legacy Society

Leave a Lasting Legacy

Including Central Ohio Technical College in your estate plan is a simple, yet powerful way to invest in the college’s future. When you make a planned gift— no matter the size—you help strengthen the COTC experience for future generations of students.


Scholarship and Student Leadership Dinner

The Annual Scholarship and Student Leadership Dinner brings together donors, scholarship recipients and campus leadership to celebrate the significance of COTC and Ohio State Newark’s scholarship program. Donors get the opportunity to meet the students who are benefitting from their scholarship, and scholarship recipients get to meet the generous donors who have invested in their education. The event also serves as a venue to announce the annual student leadership awards.


A History of Giving​

In 1966, the Newark community embarked on a fundraising campaign to establish a permanent state-owned building for The Ohio State University’s Newark branch that would make available both day and evening classes for local students. More than 7,000 Licking County contributors pledged funds in excess of $1 million, far exceeding the local campaign goal of $625,000. Founders Hall was constructed as the first building on the Newark campus, and Central Ohio Technical College joined the campus as a co-located partner in 1971.