ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (WTVQ) – Elizabeth Community and Technical College received a $1 million gift from the Dr. Robert E. and Rita H. Robbins Fund of Central Kentucky Community Foundation Friday.
Their gift is the single largest private investment ever given to ECTC.
At a celebration at ECTC’s Elizabethtown campus, college leaders, faculty, staff and students honored the Robbins’ commitment to making the region a better place. Dr. Juston Pate, ECTC President, called Dr. Bob and Rita Robbins visionary leaders in the community.
“An investment in ECTC is an investment in our community’s families, the power of our workforce, continued economic prosperity and growth,” Pate says.
Dr. Robbins says ECTC’s role as an education and training provider is vital to the region. “This is about cultivating opportunities and changing lives for ECTC students,” Robbins says. “We are incredibly grateful to provide this gift.”
The gift is earmarked to help fund a new University center, which will bring additional four-year degree options to the campus.
Central Kentucky Community Foundation is acting as a conduit for the gift. ECTC and CKCF recently developed a strategic partnership to help ensure the college meets the educational needs of the region today and in the future.
Media release from Heartland Communications Consultants.