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The Charter Oak State College Foundation is committed to helping create
Brighter Futures, One Degree at a Time.
The Charter Oak State College Foundation Awards over 100 students each year giving  $150,000 in financial support to Charter Oak Students, Creating Brighter Futures, one scholarship, one grant, one student, at a time!
These awards are made possible primarily from the generosity of donors and from the interest earnings of investments.
Give a gift (today!) that will be used to help another succeed on the path to degree completion.
Life changing, transformative, a college degree provides a hand-up to improve economic and career mobility. We help reduce student debt and make their dream of completion more attainable.

How can you help?

Give - Participate - Leave a Legacy

Help Create Brighter Futures by Giving Today!


Where it is needed most - Annual Appeal Unrestricted Fund (22/23)

or, Designate Your Gift to Specific Fund

Participate [Upcoming Events]

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.

November 16, 2022 is the 4th Annual Employer Appreciation Breakfast!

Support the Breakfast -- here!

Our students and graduates are bringing their Boss to Breakfast as a show of appreciation! The Foundation will honor and acknowledge the employers & bosses who have contributed to student success.We will also honor President Ed Klonoski and his 25 years of service to Charter Oak State College, and Nancy Martone, COSC Class of 1996 on her notable career and service as an Alumni Ambassador! [full agenda and program book pdf here]

Led by Joyce Petrella, President COSC Foundation and Managing Partner of  Calculus of Talent, the Foundation is launching a bold big effort to raise more to give more! Many of our students show their appreciation but, the need is greater than our resources. [read more by opening the pdf here]

[Give to Student Success and Support Employer Appreciation [online here].

Please consider honoring President Ed Klonoski's 25 Years of Service, the employers, award winners, and the Foundation's all-volunteer board with your gift of any size today! Help the Foundation raise $250,000 in Fiscal Year 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 in its vision - A dynamic community of online learners, advancing the nation's workforce one graduate at a time. 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?

A 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. A legacy or endowment gift gives a gift of education that keeps on giving - making a lasting impact.

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 report on the Charter Oak State College Foundation, Inc. for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2021.
*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.