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. 

Give Online

Find your fund online to quickly and easily make a one-time gift. 

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Give by Phone

Call us at 740.364.9514 to make a gift over the phone with your credit card. 

Give by Mail

Prefer to send a check? Please make checks payable to Central Ohio Technical College and mail to:

COTC Advancement Office
1179 University Dr.
Newark OH 43055

Other Types of Gifts

If you would like to learn more about planned giving options, please contact Kim Manno, director of advancement, at or 740.366.9135.


Pledges enable a donor to plan a personal giving program that is both convenient and tax-wise. A pledge may enable a donor to consider a more significant gift than would have been otherwise possible.


Securities may be made as outright gifts or as a payment on a pledge. Stock certificates may be reassigned directly to Central Ohio Technical College. These may also be transferred through the donor’s broker. The mean market value on the date of the transfer will determine the value of the gift for tax purposes. Gifts of appreciated securities may be tax deductible, up to 30 percent of your adjusted gross income. The deduction is based on the full fair market value, and capital gains tax is not due when the stock is transferred.​

Deferred and Planned Gifts

It may be preferable from an estate, financial and tax-planning perspective to consider long-term planned giving as the best way to make a gift. This can be accomplished through various gift instruments, such as charitable remainder trusts, gift annuities, charitable lead trusts and bequests. We will be available to assist you and your financial advisors to design a trust or bequest that will allow you to combine your need to protect your assets with your decision to make a gift to the campus.

Matching Gifts

To encourage employees to make gifts, thousands of businesses and corporations nationwide will match the gifts of their employees with an equal or greater contribution. Please include your employer’s name if you know they are one of these companies.


Gifts can be made to establish permanently endowed funds that may be named to honor persons in perpetuity.


Other giving opportunities can include Personal Property, Life Insurance and Real Estate. Rules about these types of gifts may vary. The campus reserves the right to accept or refuse all gift-in-kind donations.

Portrait of Judy Ratliff Stansbury in LeFevre Hall at COTC's Newark campus.

Judy Ratliff Stansbury Scholarship

The Judy Ratliff Stansbury is awarded to graduates of the COTC human services technology who have been accepted into The Ohio State University College of Social Work BA or MSW program.

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Founders Hall Renovation

The renovation of Founders Hall will lead to enhanced student learning, heightened student success, and a more elevated student experience for Ohio State Newark and COTC students.

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COTC Emergency Fund

The COTC Emergency Fund provides small grants to students facing an unforeseen financial obstacle such as a car repair bill or utility shutoff notice, so they can stay return focus to their studies, continue working toward completion and ultimately earn their degrees.

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COTC Diversity Scholarship

The COTC Diversity Scholarship is awarded to students with demonstrated financial need pursuing a degree in the college’s healthcare technology or law enforcement technology programs. Priority will be given to African American female students followed by African American male students and then students of all diverse racial/ethnic backgrounds.

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Veterans Emergency Fund

The Veterans Emergency Fund will provide financial assistance for veterans, active duty service members and reservists for expenses caused by unforeseen circumstances that threaten their academic progress and are not covered by military educational benefits or scholarships. 

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Elizabeth Barnhart Award for Nursing Excellence

The Elizabeth Barnhart Award for Nursing Excellence was established by her family to honor the memory of COTC nursing student Elizabeth Barnhart’s commitment to the nursing profession and to offer support to graduates of COTC’s nursing technology program as they begin their careers.

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Faculty and Staff Premier Scholarship

This scholarship is funded by COTC employees and awarded to students with a minimum 3.5 GPA and at least 45 hours earned at COTC by the end of spring semester with demonstrated financial need.

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