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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. 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.

2019/2020 Annual Appeal | Bridge the Gap & Help Change Lives!

Bridge the Gap Annual Appeal logo

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!  Help Bridge the Gap for those in need of higher education credentials, and Help Change Lives!
Return the Annual Appeal Giving Form or Give Online today.

Leave a Legacy

Interested in Leaving a Legacy and Making a Lasting Impact?

A legacy gift to the COSC Foundation is the Gift of Education, a gift that helps to remove barriers to economic improvement and changes lives for our graduates and their families. Affect generations to come and make the biggest impact with your generosity.

As we grow the COSC Foundation, we can give more and improve more lives by financially assisting more students seeking to earn credentials and college degrees.

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.

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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.

Fall 2019

Charter Oak State College Celebrated Employers and Student Success at the 2nd Annual Employer Appreciation Breakfast, Friday, November 8, 2019, 7:30 am - 9:00 am at the TPC River Highlands Club House, Cromwell, CT.

Golden Acorn Employer of the Year Middlesex HealthCare Nitza Rivera Seila Mosquera-Bruno
The Employer Appreciation Breakfast featured a variety of speakers including Charter Oak Alum, Seila Mosquera-Bruno, Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Housing(photo 3). Nitza Rivera, Aetna, VP of Talent Management (photo 2), who thanked Charter Oak for the 20-year partnership and the over 200 employees that have earned degrees from Charter Oak and continue to work at Aetna. 

Plus, the prestigious 2019 Golden Acorn Employer of the Year Award award was presented to this year’s recipient was Middlesex HealthCare. (photo 1) Suzanne D’Amato, Operations Manager, Health Information Services, of Middlesex Healthcare was nominated by current Charter Oak student Kelly Carlson.

Follow the links to see photos, the press release and view photos with captions.

Gold Sponsors,Liberty Bank, blumshapiro, Scalia & Associates, and Sheffy Mazzaccaro, made it possible for Charter Oak's community of learners to bring their boss to the complimentary breakfast.

Spring 2019

Thank you for supporting the COSC 45th Anniversary Celebration

45th Anniversary CelebrationThank 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!).

45th Anniversary Celebration - view photos and Charter Oak Changes Lives - watch Testimonial Video

Fall 2018

The First Annual Employer Appreciation Breakfast was held on Nov 30th 2018 at River - Waterfront Restaurant, in Wethersfield, CT.

Thank you to our Gold Sponsor:

FIA LogoOther Sponsors can be viewed in the Event Program!

Alums and Students were encouraged to "bring their boss to breakfast" and the 2018 Golden Acorn Employer of the Year Award was presented. Click Here to view our photo gallery!

The 2018 Golden Acorn Employer of the Year - Hartford Healthcare!  From left to right, Shelly Johnson, Kwame Asamoah, COSC Student and Scholarship Recipient, Debbi Wright, RHIA, System Director of Health Information Management and Guest Speaker. (Missing from the picture is supervisor, Celia Rodriguez.)

The 2018 Golden Acorn Employer of the Year - Hartford Healthcare!  From left to right, Shelly Johnson, Kwame Asamoah, COSC Student and Scholarship Recipient, Debbi Wright, RHIA, System Director of Health Information Management and Guest Speaker. (Missing from the picture is supervisor, Celia Rodriguez.)

Proceeds from the breakfast were used for the Student Crisis Fund, to help students overcome unforeseen financial hardships in realtime, keeping students on track for degree completion. Thank you!


Spring 2018

Thank you to our 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.

2018 Shea Lecture Panel Andy, Nancy, and Andrea  Sheal lecture Panel, Maureen Andy and Andrea


Fall 2017

CyberSafety - Sponsored by Liberty Bank and the COSC Foundation Rankin Chair
CyberSAfe with Jeff Lanza and Liberty Bank
Watch Jeff Lanz's How Cyber Safe are YOU?
Read Jeff Lanza's Simple Safeguards: Preventing Identity Theft




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.