The Clinton County Community Foundation announced today gifts totally $137, 250 for the Ivy Tech Community College campus planned for Frankfort. A grant totaling $37,250 will help purchase the property for the campus. The foundation’s board also authorized $100,000 to be available to match gifts from the community of at least $1000.
“Helping realize the vision of an Ivy Tech campus in Frankfort is a high priority for our board,” said John Shoup, Chairman of the foundation board. “We understand that accessible, affordable higher education is fundamental to economic development and to the quality of life and prosperity of the residents of Clinton County.”
Donations can be made at www.frankfortpoweroften.com and can be spread over a three year period. Gifts to the Ivy Tech Foundation are charitable contributions and are eligible for the Indiana College Credit that provides a state tax credit for contributions to Indiana colleges and universities.
“Frankfort and Clinton County have rallied around a vision for the future of their community, and Ivy Tech is proud to be a part of it,” said Dr. David Bathe, Chancellor Ivy Tech Community College-Lafayette.
The Power of Ten is the theme for the campaign to raise funds to purchase, remodel and equip a new Ivy Tech campus in Frankfort. The Ivy Tech-Frankfort campus will be located at 251 E. Clinton St., the current site of The Frankfort Times. The purchase of the building is being finalized, and the Times will relocate their operations. Susie Trees, a lifelong Frankfort resident, has been named director of the new campus.
About Ivy Tech
Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students annually. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.