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About the Foundation


The Okefenokee Technical College Foundation, Inc., founded in 1990, is a nonprofit corporation with  501c(3) tax-exempt status. The Foundation exists to raise and manage private resources that support the mission and priorities of the College, provide educational opportunities for students, and enhance institutional excellence in ways that would not be possible with state funds.

Since its inception, the OTC Foundation has awarded thousands of dollars in scholarships and grants to students who demonstrated academic excellence and determination in pursuit of higher education. Coastal Pines Technical College scholarship recipients very quickly become graduates and very quickly gain employment, typically in the region. As employees, these bright, productive technical college graduates strengthen the economy of Southeast Georgia.

Each year Foundation trustees conduct activities to generate funding for student scholarships, program technology, capital projects, and other general support for the College. Trustees appreciate the economic impact of Coastal Pines Technical College and are committed to making friends and raising funds.


The mission of the Okefenokee Technical College Foundation is to further the mission and goals of Coastal Pines Technical College by providing financial and other essential support to fund emerging and existing academic initiatives and priorities.


The OTC Foundation Board of Trustees is responsible for the control and management of all assets of the OTC Foundation, including the prudent management of all gifts consistent with donor intent. The OTC Foundation Board is further responsible for the performance and oversight of all aspects of its operations. Trustees are unpaid community, business, and industry leaders who volunteer to serve in order to give back to the community. 

OTC Foundation 2015 Board of Trustees

Ben Bennett

Bennett, Bennett and Johnson Insurance
Pierce County

Bill Higginson

Higginson and Paulk, CPA
Pierce County

Kelly Brooks

State Court Judge
Charlton County

Phil Martin

Chamber of Commerce
Clinch County

Jeff Brown

Lutz, Brown, Peagler & Manley
Clinch County

Tommy Nimmer

Retired Banker
Clinch County

Bonnie Davis

The GEO Group, Inc.
Charlton County

Larry Paulk

Retired Banker
Ware County

William J. “Sam” Edgar

Attorney at Law
Bacon County

Bruce Tison

PrimeSouth Bank
Ware County

Van Herrin

Oce' Canon Group Company
Ware County

James Willis

Georgia Power Company
Ware County


Executive Committee

Investment Committee

Resource Development Committee

Events Committee



Policies & Procedures

Conflict of Interest

Document Retention & Destruction

Donor Bill of Rights

Fiscal Controls & Responsibilities

Gift Solicitation

Investment Policy

Joint Adventures & Partnerships

Memorandum of Understanding

Public Information

Travel & Expense Reimbursement



2012 Annual Report

2013 Annual Report

2014 Annual Report

2015 CPTC Annual Report

IRS 990



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