The Columbus Technical College Foundation, Inc. was incorporated in 1988 by community leaders under the Georgia Non-Profit Corporations Act and is certified as a charitable organization. The original trustees were Jimmy Blanchard, Steve Butler, Gene Demonet and Gardiner Garrard. It has met the standards requirements of the Internal Revenue Service within the meaning of IRS Code Sec. 501 (c) (3).
The purpose of Columbus Technical College Foundation, Inc. is to support Columbus Technical College’s mission of offering programs and services that enhance student and community success through the attainment of technical certificates of credit, diplomas, associates degrees, customized training, non-credit continuing education and adult education. The College supports the economic empowerment of its six-county region by focusing on teaching and learning and developing an experience for career development and transfer.
The Foundation functions as a development organization to receive charitable contributions for the improvement of Columbus Technical College. The Foundation provides assurance to those considering gifts to the College that the assets will be kept separate from public funds, will be invested in a prudent manner and will only be used as directed by the donor.
The Foundation Board of Trustees is vested with the responsibility of the management of all affairs, property and business of the Foundation. The Board also provides broad advice, consultation, and support to the President of the College, as well as serving as an ambassador for the College and its Foundation in the community.