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Sunderland Foundation donates $100K to OTC

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Kansas City, Kan.-based Sunderland Foundation has granted Ozarks Technical Community College with $100,000, bringing the total of the OTC Foundation's Major Gifts Capital Campaign to more than $10 million.

The gift will be used to help construct 10 new classrooms and office space in the Commons West building at the Springfield campus. One of the building's rooms has high enough ceilings to allow for a second floor to added for the new spaces, said Joel Doepker, director of communications and marketing.

The college fundraising arm's first major gifts campaign was originally slated to meet a $10 million initiative: $3 million for Center for Workforce Development, $2 million for Center for Health Education, $2 million for student support programs, $2.5 million for student scholarships and $500,000 for unrestricted gifts, according to the campaign's Web site. The campaign started in November 2007, Doepker said.

“While we initially thought that this would be a $10 million campaign, given the new capital improvement projects recently approved by our board of trustees, we intend to continue our fundraising efforts,” Cliff Davis, executive director of the OTC Foundation, said in the release. "While we will eventually end this campaign, the process of seeking the support of businesses and citizens in our community never really ends.”

The foundation has extended the campaign to last through summer 2011.[[In-content Ad]]


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