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​


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.


Scholarship and Student Leadership Dinner

Group of people at the Scholarship Breakfast

Over the years more than 150 benefactors, scholars and their families and friends, faculty and staff have attended Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) and The Ohio State University at Newark’s annual Scholarship Breakfast. This year the annual event will become the Scholarship and Student Leadership Dinner on April 20, 2022.


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.