Welcome to the Foundation

Your generosity changes lives. The Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College Foundation was established in 1977 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization totally separate from Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College. The purpose of the foundation is to further the educational aims of the college and its students and employees. It is governed by a board of directors.

The foundation raises financial support in the community to assist the college through capital campaigns, annual fund drives and special events. The last capital campaign funded building construction, renovations and furnishings.

Annual fund donations to our Funding Futures campaign provide scholarships to assist students with tuition, books and supplies, and emergency needs.  Endowed scholarships enable a number of students to complete their degrees. Money is also raised ​through memorials and honorarium gifts.

Contributions to the foundation are tax-deductible and may be received as gifts of cash, real or personal property, securities, bequests, or by naming the foundation as beneficiary of insurance policies or trusts. Gifts may be designated or unrestricted and given one time or continuing over time.

For more information, contact Faith McCurry at 803.535.1230.

Your gifts make a difference.

Contributions to support our students can be made directly online or by contacting the OCtech Foundation Office at 803.535.1246.

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Foundation Scholarships

Foundation Board Members

214

students received foundation scholarships in 2017-18.

$100,965

was awarded in scholarships for 2017-18.

Why I Give

"Our students work very hard to juggle school, work and family obligations, and the financial aid we offer through scholarships can enable them to complete a certificate or degree program. These students become the key to ensuring that our community can provide educated employees in technology, business and health professions."

— Linda McGannon, Foundation Board Member

Thank You

"I used every resource available. I saved money, notified every family member I could about my need to pay for school and applied for OCtech Foundation scholarships. Each semester that I received scholarships, I was able to pay for the remainder of my books, supplies, vaccinations and tuition."

— Tammy Hallinquest, ADN Class of 2018

Why I Give

"I often have students who cannot afford books or laptops necessary to complete online assignments. The stress and defeat often occurring at the beginning of the semester creates the perfect storm for quitting. I support the foundation for our students. If my contributions help only one student to reach graduation, that is more than enough for me."

— Stefanie Gadson Brown, Biology Instructor