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SKCTC Benefactor Circles 

Philanthropy has played a significant role at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College since its founding in 1960. Over the years, major contributions from loyal supporters have provided the resources to help the college become one of the highest regarded community colleges in the nation. Because SKCTC is so indebted to its many benefactors, recognition for their gifts is a top priority. 

The SKCTC Benefactor Circles was created to recognize donors to SKCTC who have made and continue to make significant contributions. It is a society of people who share in SKCTC ‘s goals of providing excellence in education and in preparing students for the future.

The Circles recognize all donors who have given $1,000 or more to the college. The recognition level is based on cumulative gift history or pledge commitment.

President’s Circle
$100,000 and above 

Leaders' Circle
$50,000 to $99,999

Partners' Circle
$25,000 to $49,999 

Patrons' Circle
$5,000 to $24,999

Supporters' Circle
$2,500 to $4,999

Friends' Circle
$1,000 to $2,499

The SKCTC Donor Wall, located in the foyer of the campus library in Cumberland, includes a dynamic display featuring all members of the Benefactor Circles


Donors who establish endowed student scholarship funds or those who make a one-time gift for a named scholarship receive a letter from the President informing them of the recipient(s). The students also write personal letters of thanks to donors who made their scholarship possible.

Celebration of Philanthropy

The Annual KCTCS President’s Gala, a black-tie affair in Lexington, brings together college, business, and state leaders to recognize some of KCTCS colleges’ most loyal and committed donors. Every year, Southeast has the opportunity to recognize at least two of its outstanding donors.