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The ECTC Foundation

People come to ECTC from all walks of life for one common purpose- better lives. ECTC connects those who seek to change lives, from students working to advance in their careers through education, to donors who want to make a meaningful and lasting impact.

ECTC is proof of the change that can happen when generous leaders come together with a common purpose. Our college was established through the support of local donors, which fueled the growth of our region. We continue to build on their legacy and look forward to working with you to change even more lives in the future.

The ECTC Foundation advances the mission, vision, and goals of Elizabethtown Community and Technical College. We partner with the KCTCS Foundation, the independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization recognized as the charitable partner of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, to facilitate charitable support of local college needs. The ECTC Foundation is led by a local board of directors and is unified with the KCTCS Foundation to provide fiduciary oversight and management, allowing 100% of donated funds to go directly to ECTC programs.


"My child and I had nowhere to live while waiting for a financial aid payment. The Student Emergency Fund saved our lives, making it possible for us to keep a roof over our heads until other funding arrived. Words can't express our gratitude. I look forward to using my education from ECTC to one day open my own business, a women-operated auto repair shop."

- ECTC Automotive Technology Student



The Foundation's Goals:

  • Raise private funds for ECTC initiatives.
  • Be an advocate for ECTC and KCTCS.
  • Connect ECTC to local needs and partnership opportunities.


For many students, college would not be possible without ECTC's lower tuition, convenient campuses and variety of academic programs. For the community, ECTC is integral to ensuring a highly qualified workforce and drives economic development for our region. Through the generous support of donors, ECTC students have access to programs, scholarships, equipment and facilities that would not be possible otherwise.

Ways to Give

The ECTC Foundation is proud to uphold the AFP Code of Ethics and Donor Bill of Rights.

Tricia Brackett, ECTC Alumna

Tricia Brackett

"College always felt out of reach for me, but when I became a mother to twins, I started thinking of how I could encourage them to pursue college.  I decided to enroll at ECTC and now donate to support the Hudson First Generation Scholarship Fund to give back to students what was given to me.  Everyone deserves this opportunity, and it was because of the power of scholarships that I was able to succeed."

Brackett photo credit: Clagett Photography