Cowley College Foundation tells board CTE Center campaign boosting record fundraising


Cowley College Foundation’s fundraising efforts have set another record for a second consecutive year — boosted by the college’s campaign to raise capital for its new Career and Technical Education Center in Ark City.


Dr. Kori Gregg, the president of the foundation, told Cowley’s Board of Trustees during its monthly meeting Monday just under $1.1 million has been raised for the year via 1,360 gifts.

A total of $365,070 was used to award 646 Foundation Scholarships, notes from the meeting said.

“Working to reach its goal of $8 million, Gregg has solicited 17 major donors and secured 14 major gifts with three asks on the table,” the college stated in the meeting recap. “She has also written three grant proposals with one major grant secured and two additional grant applications withstanding.

“Working with Cowley College President Dr. Michelle Schoon, Dr. Gregg and the Foundation have secured $6,420,000 out of the eight-million dollar campaign.”

Schoon said the campaign has had support.

“We have been sharing the value of the building and have people see that education is a good investment,” Schoon said.

A groundbreaking event for the CTE Building was held on June 27. Building foundation work will begin soon.