Owensboro Community & Technical College’s (OCTC) President Scott Williams and Chief Institutional Officer Mike Rodgers joined fundraisers and presidents from all 16 colleges of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS), recently signing the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Code of Ethics pledge. They were joined by KCTCS President Jay K. Box and AFP President/CEO Mike Geiger along with KCTCS Resource Development Vice President Benjamin Mohler in Versailles.
“This occasion marks the first time that an entire college system has comprehensively addressed the issue of ethics and ethical fundraising by taking on the mantle and standards of the AFP Code of Ethics, the only enforceable ethical code in the entire global fundraising profession,” said AFP President/CEO Mike Geiger. “The Kentucky Community and Technical College System has taken the leadership role not just among community colleges, not just in the state, but in the country-by abiding by the highest ethical standards in the fundraising profession. No other university or college or system has come close to what KCTCS is doing today.”
This reflects the culture at OCTC and at KCTCS, one that recognizes the importance of not only putting students first, but of doing so with the utmost level of transparency and integrity,” commented Williams.
Rodgers added, “This signing represents the college’s commitment to professional and individual ethics both as an educational institution and as a philanthropic trustee.”
Throughout October, AFP and its partners will highlight the importance of ethical fundraising and provide new resources and tools for charities and fundraisers to demonstrate their commitment to the highest ethical standards.