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OTC Foundation receives $25K grant

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The William T. Kemper Foundation and the Commerce Bancshares Foundation have awarded a $25,000 joint grant to the Ozarks Technical Community College Foundation, the fundraising arm of the community college.

The gift was made to support Information Commons West on the Springfield campus. It will be used to purchase furniture, fixtures and equipment, according to a news release.

“We are grateful for the generosity of these organizations and that they have chosen to support higher education and their community through a gift to OTC,” OTC President Hal Higdon said in the release. “This gift will help us to provide much-needed classroom space in Springfield, which will make it possible for the college to serve even more students for years to come.”

The Information Commons West expansion - which would add classroom space for 2,400 students a day - is scheduled for completion in August, according to Springfield Business Journal archives.

The William T. Kemper Foundation was established following Kemper's death in 1989 and supports education, health and human services, civic and economic development and the arts. The Commerce Bancshares Foundation is the philanthropic division of Commerce Bancshares Inc.[[In-content Ad]]


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