Donations and Gifts
Your gift to the Cincinnati State Foundation supports scholarships, programs, capital improvements, or your designated area of preference.
Donations and gifts may be made online. Look for the dropdown option under the heading “I would like my gift to support…”
Donations may also be sent to:
The Cincinnati State Foundation, c/o Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, ATLC Room 352, 3520 Central Parkway, Cincinnati OH 45223.
The Mark Maher Memorial for MCI Students
Mark Maher, the founder of what is today one of the region’s largest importers/distributors of fine wine, died Jan. 1 of complications from a fall while he was out with friends in Covington.
Mr. Maher, 57, was a strong supporter of the Midwest Culinary Institute, and friends and family have established a scholarship fund in his honor through the Cincinnati State Foundation.
The Andrea Cheng English as a Second Language Scholarship Fund
Andrea Cheng began teaching at Cincinnati State as an adjunct in September, 1994, and became a full-time instructor in February, 2000.
In addition to her classroom performance, Andrea was known at Cincinnati State for her work on behalf of international students, who account for approximately 4 percent of the College’s overall enrollment in any given semester. She was an advisor to student clubs and organizations devoted to international students, and developed ESL programs (beyond traditional academic courses) designed to provide opportunities for both international students and American students to get to know each other and practice their language skills. She also promoted free ESL classes for members of the Cincinnati State community, and was the driving force behind the annual naturalization ceremonies hosted by the College that became one of the largest of their type in the region.
Outside the College, Andrea was known as an author and illustrator of literature for children and young adults. She was the author of more than 20 books, many of which won regional and national awards and at least one of which was reviewed by the New York Times. At the time of her death she had completed two additional manuscripts; they will be published soon.