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SKYCTC Foundation, Inc.

The Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKYCTC) Foundation, Inc. was established February 2005, as a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation to support the purposes and mission of SKYCTC.

The Foundation plays an instrumental role in actively assisting both students and the College by supporting the advancement of public higher education and serving as the college's chief fundraising agent. The Foundation increases financial and educational resources through development initiatives, establishes communication networks with private donors and public agencies, and provides support for programs and activities not funded through traditional sources.

The Foundation

  • Provides for scholarships and grants to deserving students
  • Manages the majority of the college's endowment accounts
  • Assists in funding special projects
  • Encourages greater community involvement
  • Allows donors to make gifts that are designated for the educational programs of their choice
  • Processes gifts of all sizes with a focus on major gifts and endowment


  • Alex Downing, Chair
     President, Franklin Bank & Trust
  • Bob Kirby, Treasurer
    Trust Officer Emeritus, Hilliard Lyons
  • Tommy Gumm, Secretary
    Founder & CEO,  Alliance Corporation


  • Lowell Guthrie
    Reitred, Trace Die Cast
  • Roddy Grimes
    Vice President, Stewart Richey
  • Bob Hilliard
    President,  Airgas, MidAmerica Region
  • Katherine Sikora
    Vice Chairman, Laura Goad Turner Charitable Foundation
  • Steve Thurmond
    Executive Director, Franklin-Simpson Chamber of Commerce
  • Michael Vitale
    Attorney at Law, English Lucas Priest & Owsley, LLP
  • Rick Starks
    Retired, TVA

Ex-Officio Members

  • Randy Shoemaker, Chair, Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College Board of Directors
  • Dr. Phillip W. Neal, President & CEO, Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College
  • Heather Rogers, Vice President of Resource Development and and Foundation Executive Director, Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College

Contact Us

SKYCTC Foundation, Inc.
1845 Loop Drive
Bowling Green, KY 42101
Phone (270) 901-1116 / Toll-free (800) 790-0990