OWENSBORO, KY (11/21/2017) Owensboro Community and Technical College Foundation, Inc. has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Owensboro Community and Technical College Foundation's The Power of OCTC Annual Campaign allows donors to support their cause of choice whether it be scholarships, emergency student loan funds, faculty and staff professional development, or unrestricted funds to be used where needed most. The Power of OCTC: Opportunity, Community, Transformation, and Careers allows you to ensure student success. Without the generosity of donors like you, this would not be possible. Occurring this year on November 28, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the US) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday. #GivingTuesday kicks off the holiday giving season and inspires people to collaborate in improving their local communities and give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.
OCTC is dedicated to providing access to a quality education and ensuring students successfully reach their educational goals. An OCTC Scholarship Recipient has indicated how donor generosity allowed her to follow her dreams, "The funds that you have provided will be fully utilized for my education and will not be wasted as I intend to excel in all subjects. I want to extend a very sincere, heartfelt thank you for the monetary help this scholarship provides." All gifts make a difference in the lives of OCTC students and we greatly appreciate the generosity of our OCTC friends, faculty, staff, students, and alumni. We will be posting updates and giving links on the Owensboro Community and Technical College Facebook and Twitter pages and hope you will join us by not only contributing but sharing with at least five friends.
92Y - a cultural center in New York City that, since 1874, has been bringing people together around its core values of community service and giving back - conceptualized #GivingTuesday as a new way of linking individuals and causes to strengthen communities and encourage giving. In 2016, the fifth year of #GivingTuesday, millions of people in 98 countries came together to give back and support the causes they believe in. Over $177 million was raised online to benefit a tremendously broad range of organizations, and much more was given in volunteer hours, donations of food and clothing, and acts of kindness.
"We have been incredibly inspired by the generosity in time, efforts and ideas that have brought our concept for a worldwide movement into reality," said Henry Timms, founder of #GivingTuesday and executive director of 92Y. "As we embark on our sixth year of #GivingTuesday, we are encouraged by the early response from partner's eager to continue making an impact in this global conversation."
Those who are interested in joining the Owensboro Community and Technical College Foundation's #GivingTuesday initiative can visit the OCTC website at https://owensboro.kctcs.edu/Giving/; the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/OwensboroCTC/ , or Twitter at https://twitter.com/OCTC_KCTCS.
For more details about the #GivingTuesday movement, visit the #GivingTuesday website (www.givingtuesday.org), Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/GivingTuesday) or follow @GivingTues and the #GivingTuesday hashtag on social media.
The Owensboro Community and Technical College Foundation, Inc. was established June 10, 1986 as a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation to support the purposes and mission of OCTC.
OCTC's mission is to improve our community's economic development and competitive advantage by providing high-quality, world-class learning experiences through career degree programs, workforce development, and transfer to baccalaureate degree programs.
The Foundation plays an instrumental role in actively assisting both students and the college by supporting the advancement of public higher education and serving as the college's chief fundraising agent. The Foundation increases financial and educational resources through development initiatives, establishes communication networks with private donors and public agencies, and provides support for programs and activities not funded through traditional sources.
#GivingTuesday is a global giving movement that has been built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in all 50 states and in countries around the world. This year, #GivingTuesday falls on November 28. #GivingTuesday harnesses the collective power of a unique blend of partners to transform how people think about, talk about, and participate in the giving season. It inspires people to take collective action to improve their communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they believe in, and help create a better world. #GivingTuesday demonstrates how every act of generosity counts, and that they mean even more when we give together.
To learn more about #GivingTuesday participants and activities or to join the celebration of giving, please visit: