The OTC Foundation was established in 1997 to meet the growing needs of the college. As enrollment increased, the college needed a way to expand services and facilities while keeping tuition affordable. Today, the foundation continues its mission of supporting the college through securing private gifts, building partnerships and advocating for students and the college.
The OTC Foundation is governed by a volunteer, 29-member Board of Directors. The board is composed of community leaders representing a broad cross-section of businesses and non-profits within the college’s service area. Board members are carefully chosen by their track record of community service.
The Foundation’s donor base consists of people committed to serving southwest Missouri by adding highly trained students to the workforce. The Board of Directors and Foundation staff steward charitable donations with pragmatic policies, regular internal and external auditing, and steadfast donor communication.