The Augusta Technical College Foundation, Inc. was incorporated in 1987 by community leaders under the Georgia Non-Profit Corporations Act and is certified as a charitable organization. It has met the standards requirements of the Internal Revenue Service within the meaning of IRS Code Sec. 501 (c) (3).
The purpose of the Augusta Technical College Foundation, Inc. is to support Augusta Technical College’s mission of offering programs and services that enhance student and community success through the attainment of technical certificates of credit, diplomas, associates degrees, customized training, non-credit continuing education and adult education. The College supports the economic empowerment of its five-county region by focusing on teaching and learning and developing an experience for career development.
The Foundation functions as a development organization to receive charitable contributions for the improvement of Augusta Technical College. The Foundation provides assurance to those considering gifts to the College that the assets will be kept separate from public funds, will be invested in a prudent manner and will only be used as directed by the donor.
The Foundation Board of Trustees is vested with the responsibility of the management of all affairs, property and business of the Foundation. The Board also provides broad advice, consultation, and support to the President of the College, as well as serving as an ambassador for the College and its Foundation in the community.
Augusta Technical College Foundation’s mission is to raise and appropriate resources that will support Augusta Technical College in carrying out its mission of excellence in workforce education that leads to the career advancement of its students.
The Foundation emphasizes funding for three major areas of the college:
- Scholarships for students in need;
- Equipment or technology acquisition;
- Grants that become available and may or may not require an investment on the part of the foundation to secure additional funding for the college.