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Gateway Foundation

The Gateway Foundation is a private 501(c)3 organization. The Foundation's mission is to advance Gateway through fundraising and friend-raising. The Foundation was created in 2003 when the college reconstituted a dormant foundation that was associated with one of the vocational campuses prior to the creation of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS). The Foundation can have up to 30 members and a list of current Board Members is attached. The Foundation Board and its committees generally convene quarterly. The current committees include Annual Fund, Development, Finance and Nominating. Several other committees meet periodically as needed including Investment and Executive Committees. 

All gifts to Gateway Community & Technical College are tax deductible. Checks may be made payable to Gateway Community & Technical College.

Foundation Board Officers

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John Nienaber, Jr.
Foundation Chair
Heritage Bank
Jordan Huizenga
Foundation Vice Chair
St. Joseph Home
Beth Vice Cross
Foundation Treasurer
Von Lehman &
Adam Kressler
Foundation Secretary
Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport

Foundation Board Members

John Baines Insight Partners
Brent Cooper Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce
Brent Degenhardt City Wide Facility Solutions
Dr. Ande Durojaiye Miami University
Dr. Fernando Figueroa Gateway Community & Technical College
David Fleischer Alpha + Beta Strategies, Ignite Institute
Jay Fossett City of Dayton, Kentucky
Philippe Garnier Safran Landing Systems
Jack Givens Bowlin Group, LLC
Anthony Kelly Evolve Tax & Accounting, Business Consulting
Adrijana Kowatsch Gateway Foundation
Trent Lucas Legacy Financial Advisors
Dan Kruse Mazak Corporation
Julie McGregor St. Elizabeth
Dr. Francis O'Hara Kenton County Schools
Natalya Olivia US Bank
Sharmili Reddy Planning and Development Services of Kenton County
Michelle Reid Strauss Troy Co., LLC
Michael Romes CTI
Todd Sarge Total Quality Logistics
Sharon Schumacher Horan
Will Weber Southbank Partners

Advisory Board Members

Steve Brunson Forcht Bank
Michael Cason State Farm
Norm Desmarais TIER1
Maryanne McGowan The Utilities Group
MaryAnn Pietromonaco Morgan Stanley
Jeanne Schroer Catalytic Fund

Emeritus Board Members

Jeff Eger, Emeritus HDR Engineering
Lee Flischel, Chair Emeritus Retired, Woolpert
Wade Halsey, Emeritus Retired, Administrator
Jim Parsons, Emeritus Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL