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The Charter Oak State College Foundation
Creating Brighter Futures, One Degree at a Time.
The Charter Oak State College Foundation Mission is to make higher education a possibility for all, to help eliminate gender and racial inequities, reduce wage and poverty gaps and to ultimately, enrich the lives of students, graduates, children, the workforce, and our communities.
The Charter Oak State College Foundation Awards over 100 students each year giving approximately $150,000 in financial support to Charter Oak Students, Creating Brighter Futures! As we know, a college degree provides a hand-up to improve economic and career mobility. We help reduce student loan debt and make dreams of degree completion more attainable.
The financial awards are made possible by our generous donors, alumni, faculty, staff, community members, and business partners combined with the endowment fund interest earnings.  Every gift helps us as we strive to raise more and give more.  

Give - Participate - Leave a Legacy

Help Create Brighter Futures by Giving Online Today!


"Where it is needed most" Anniversary Appeal 2023!

"To a Named Scholarship Fund" - Designate Your Gift to Specific Fund or


OR - Want to DO MORE? 

You Could Establish a New Fund, Create a Lasting Legacy, and impact generations of students for years to come!  Learn more by contacting Carol Hall, or 860.515.3889. 

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The all-volunteer Board of Directors believes in the mission of providing financial resources to help adult students achieve their academic and career aspirations.
Join us in our fundraising and awareness raising efforts.

The 50th Anniversary Mission is to Raise $250,000 ... A Big Goal to Celebrate the Golden Anniversary of Connecticut's Online Public College we Challenge YOU to Join the Charter Oak State College Foundation Board of Directors, led by Joyce Petrella, President, COSC Foundation and Managing Partner, Calculus of Talent. Give Your Best Gift Today!  Help the Foundation raise $250,000 in 2023 To Double our GIVING!

About the Charter Oak State College Foundation

The Charter Oak State College Foundation is dedicated to supporting flexible and comprehensive degree completion opportunities for adults and technology innovations through the work of Charter Oak State College. The Foundation is a vehicle for accepting private gifts, donations and bequests for activities that are not adequately funded by the State of Connecticut. [Give online]

The Foundation Board of Directors provides volunteer leadership for development and fundraising programs and stewardship of the Foundation's assets in order to assist deserving and under employed adult students meet college costs; award scholarships; and encourage technological initiatives that enable the College to be a leader in online higher education. [About Scholarships]

The Foundation supports the College Mission: As part of the Connecticut State Colleges & Universities (CSCU) system, Charter Oak State College, the state's only public, online, degree-granting institution, provides affordable, diverse and alternative opportunities for adults to earn undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificates.

Contributions to the Charter Oak State College Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, are tax-deductible to the full-extent allowed by the IRS Regulations. Tax ID # 06-0969831

Leave a Legacy

Interested in Leaving a Legacy and Making a Lasting Impact?

An endowment or legacy gift to the COSC Foundation can be designated to the fund of your choice and can be held in perpetuity - impacting generations to come. A legacy gift can be established to intentionally remove barriers to higher education degree completion, increase opportunity for economic improvement, and to help create brighter futures for our graduates and their families.

Let's begin with a simple conversation, please contact Carol Hall, Executive Director, Charter Oak State College Foundation via phone or email: | 860.515.3889.

Learn More about the Foundation

Charter Oak State College Foundation not only provides financial assistance to students through scholarships and grants, the Foundation seeks to provide opportunity also to continue learning and to celebrate success through a variety of programs, lectures, and special events.

Annual Report

Annual Report 2021

Audit Report

The audit reporton the Charter Oak State College Foundation, Inc. for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2022.
*Please note that this report contains zero recommendations.

For more information about the Foundation or our initiatives, please feel free to contact Carol Hall via email at or by calling (860) 515-3889.