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Charter Oak State College Foundation

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The COSC Foundation is committed to improving lives by providing financial resources to adult students striving to complete their college degree. Additionally, we are committed to technology innovations to advance and promote Charter Oak State College.

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.

Interested in Giving or Leaving a Legacy?  Please contact Carol Hall, Executive Director, Charter Oak State College Foundation | 860.515.3889
Helping shape our nation's workforce, one graduate, one gift at a time.

Save-the-Date:  2nd Annual Employer Appreciation Breakfast - Friday, November 8, 2019

Shop online? Support Scholarship with AmazonSmile

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Visit and simply use your existing account login. Select The Charter Oak State College Foundation as your charitable organization and start shopping! AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know – same products, same prices, same service!Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the Foundation. The Charter Oak State College Foundation, a 501c3, annually awards almost 100K in scholarships and grants to Charter Oak students. Help us give more by simply choosing to. Every donation matters!

Thank you for supporting the COSC 45th Anniversary Celebration

Thank you Just Isn’t Enough!  Thank you to all COSC Foundation and Alumni Association Board Members, the Student Association, Staff, Faculty, the Emeriti Award Winners, and friends of Charter Oak State College.  The 45th Anniversary Celebration was a huge success!  We had a record number of attendees, sold-out the mystery wine wall, enjoyed the music by DJ Love, Julio Casiano, and just had a real ball (disco style!). 

2018-2019 Annual Appeal Challenge

Add a zero annual appeal challengeMarcia's Challenge to YOU

A 1993 Graduate, Alumni Association Board Member, Foundation Board Member, longtime supporter, and fan of Charter Oak, Marcia Anderson-Esson, poses this challenge to you:

"Add a zero to the number of years since your graduation, or your affiliation with Charter Oak, and make a donation of that amount to the Annual Appeal."

She's done it!  Will you?!  Add  a  zero  and  show  your  pride  and  support  of  Charter  Oak’s  mission. Donate by returning Annual Appeal Donation Form or online at:

Thank you to our 2018 Shea Lecture - Art of Wellness Panel!
Andy Lee, M.A., Chief Mindfulness Officer, Aetna
Maureen McIntyre, M.A., CEO, North Central Area Agency on Aging (NCAAA)
and Andrea Mullin, B.S., Client Manager, United Healthcare, and WIT Program Graduate
and (centered below) Nancy Billias, Ph.D., University of Saint Joseph, and Core Consulting Faculty, COSC.
 Sheal lecture Panel, Maureen Andy and Andrea2018 Shea Lecture Panel Andy, Nancy, and Andrea


CyberSafety - Sponsored by Liberty Bank and the COSC Foundation Rankin Chair

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Annual Appeal

2018 / 2019 Annual Appeal | Add a Zero

Your gift will be used to help the next student achieve their dream of earning a college degree, improve their career options, and change the financial outlook for their live, their family, and even generations to come!   Add a zero, show your pride and support of Charter Oak’s mission. 
Return the Annual Appeal Giving Form or Give Online today.

Annual Report

The Annual Report for FY2017 provides a look into the Foundation's all volunteer board of director's efforts in providing for financial support of COSC Students through scholarships, grants, and innovative ideas. View today! 2017 Annual Report

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.