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Giving Priorities

"The state of Cincinnati depends on Cincinnati State.”

    – John Cranley, Mayor of the City of Cincinnati

The Cincinnati State Foundation raises money in support of the College’s strategic initiatives. These initiatives help us continue our position as a leader of innovation and a consistent resource for Greater Cincinnati businesses.

Our donors are the lifeblood of the College. The Cincinnati State Foundation is working in collaboration with the College President, along with our deans, faculty, and staff members, to identify our critical priorities as the College prepares to celebrate our 50th anniversary in 2019.

Giving priorities areas now under review include:

Student Access, Success, Completion and Retention

  • Scholarships
  • Endowment

​Learning Excellence

  • Equipment and Technology Needs
  • Program Expansions
  • Community and Corporate Partnerships

​Teaching Excellence

  • Endowed Chairs
  • Professional Development
  • Capacity Building

​Capital Needs

  • Supporting renovations and upgrades for our Clifton, Middletown, Harrison, and Evendale campuses


Contact Us

Elliott V. Ruther, Chief of Institutional Advancement & Cincinnati State Foundation Executive Director - (513) 569-1451 or

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