500 Newtown Pike
Lexington KY 40508
Contact Information
Address 500 Newtown Pike
Lexington, KY 40508
Phone (859) 246-6582
Fax 859 246-4684
Contact Name Laurel Martin
At A Glance
IRS Ruling Year 2007
Former Names
Lexington Community College
Central Kentucky Technical College
Financial Summary
Mission Statement

Bluegrass Community and Technical College Foundation (BCTC Foundation) is the recognized fundraising arm of Bluegrass Community and Technical College.  The Foundation exists to help the college achieve its mission by securing philanthropic support. Bluegrass Community and Technical College(BCTC) sustains strong partnerships with individuals, corporations, and foundations to provide a skilled workforce, prepare students to transfer for baccalaureate degrees, support economic vitality and improve quality of life in the communities that the college serves. 

Background Statement

Bluegrass Community & Technical College Foundation was formed in 2005 under the guidance of Alan Stein, the Foundation’s first Board Chair. The Foundation supports the college as it constantly strives to fulfill its mission to transform the Bluegrass – one student at a time, one employer at a time, and one community at a time.

While Bluegrass Community and Technical College itself is just six years old, our institution has been changing dreams into reality for 75 years. BCTC was established in 2005 by the consolidation of Lexington Community College and Central Kentucky Technical College. These two colleges had more than 100 years of combined experience providing postsecondary education. 

BCTC is a fully accredited, comprehensive community college, offering transfer, career, and technical programs. The College also provides classes in adult literacy, customized workforce training, continuing education, and community outreach. BCTC is the second largest college in the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, serving over 18,000 students annually. Its six campuses and three sites throughout the Bluegrass Region are located within 30 minutes or less of 95% of Central Kentucky residents.  

Over 3,000 students graduate each year with associate degrees, diplomas, and/or certificates from 49 programs of study. Many of these graduates continue their education at other colleges and universities. Approximately 1,000 students transfer from BCTC to a four-year public institution each year, making BCTC the top transfer college in Kentucky. BCTC has dual-admission agreements with the University of Kentucky, Eastern Kentucky University, and Kentucky State University.

BCTC is known for the quality of its instructors, with award-winning professors recognized in 2007 and 2009 as the Carnegie Foundation’s Kentucky Professor of the Year by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. Excellence in teaching has expanded to online offerings, allowing students to pursue higher education from anywhere at their own pace. BCTC is currently one of the largest providers of distance learning in Kentucky.

BCTC also brings its excellence in teaching to the workplace. The college serves over 600 businesses and trains more than 2,600 workers each year. Through Workforce Solutions, BCTC offers customized employee training that transforms business by providing the more advanced and productive workforce needed in today’s global economy.

Impact Statement

Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC), with the Foundation’s assistance, transforms lives in Central Kentucky, providing thousands of people each year with the education to secure their future. BCTC develops a well-trained workforce that is prepared to handle the demands of today’s economy. BCTC works across the region to create two essential elements found in thriving communities: opportunities for education and employment.

Needs Statement
BCTC is the second largest community and technical college in Kentucky, reaching over 18,000 students in Central Kentucky. Enrollment continues to grow as an increasing number of jobs require postsecondary education, and more students are choosing to begin their college experience at BCTC. However, two barriers may prevent students from attending BCTC: access and ability to pay tuition. An additional factor that will affect the quality of their education is the availability of state-of-the-art training equipment, which would enable a worker to handle the demands of the workplace.
BCTC Foundation, in support of BCTC, is working to address these barriers. A new campus on Newtown Pike will provide access to higher education in a part of Lexington whose residents have been unable to access such opportunities. The Newtown Pike development offers a rare opportunity to develop an urban campus. This facility will provide state-of-the-art training on emerging and advanced technology. It will change the physical characteristics of North Lexington as new and renovated buildings emerge. By offering new opportunities for higher education and engaging local neighborhoods, BCTC plans to be a factor in revitalizing the area surrounding its new campus.  

BCTC Foundation is also working to assist students who wish to attend BCTC but can’t afford it. To ensure a high quality of life for residents of Central Kentucky, education beyond high school can make the difference. The Foundation strives to provide scholarship funding to those that need it, adding new scholarships annually.

Finally, preparing the workforce of tomorrow requires that students be trained on the newest and most advanced equipment available. New technology is continually being developed that changes and/or enhances an industry. BCTC’s programs strive to keep pace, ensuring that these programs’ graduates are prepared to contribute as productive workers as soon as they enter the workforce.

Board Chair Statement

As an alumnus of Bluegrass Community and Technical College , I have joined the thousands of graduates who have benefitted from training for the workforce and preparation to transfer to a four-year school. In my case, I went on to study at UK. However, the foundation of learning that I received at BCTC has led me to be successful in many of my endeavors. I started my own electric contracting company, which has grown into multiple companies. I have been recognized as Kentucky’s Small Business Person of the Year, and I have even gone to the White House to meet the President. Believe me; no one would have picked me as the Small Business Person of the Year when I started at BCTC.

Because BCTC set me on the road to the success that I enjoy today, I am committed to bring those same opportunities to other Kentucky residents. BCTC is a critical part of Central Kentucky. They are preparing the workforce for tomorrow, helping many first-generation and minority students get started on the path to a better life and transferring over 2,000 students each year to a four-year institution to earn their bachelor’s degrees. The College’s Bluegrass Workforce Solutions program connects employers to talented students to ensure that our alumni find employment. I use this program to hire for my own companies and can’t speak highly enough of it. 

Bluegrass Community and Technical College Foundation is the recognized fundraising arm of BCTC and is committed to helping the College achieve its mission by stimulating voluntary financial assistance. As the Board Chair of the BCTC Foundation, I’m here to see BCTC grow and get better and better. Serving on the Board, I’ve seen great changes take place, the greatest of which has been the implementation of many new scholarships, including an Alumni Scholarship. The Foundation and its Board want to work with BCTC to transform the Bluegrass through our support for students, business, and the communities we serve.

Tom Masterson, BCTC Foundation Board Chair, 2011-2012

Service Categories
Secondary Organization Category Community Improvement, Capacity Building / Economic Development
Tertiary Organization Category Public & Societal Benefit / Leadership Development
Geographic Areas Served
Anderson County
Boyle County
Clark County
Fayette County
Franklin County
Garrard County
Jessamine County
Madison County
Mercer County
Scott County
Woodford County

Bluegrass Community & Technical College Foundation serves the Central Kentucky region, with particular emphasis on Lexington, Winchester, Lawrenceburg, Danville, and Georgetown, where current and future campuses are located. Additionally, BCTC’s diverse student population also represents each of Kentucky’s 120 counties, 34 US states, and 18 foreign countries in the past school year alone.

Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Mel Camenisch
Company Affiliation Stoll, Keenon, Ogden
Term July 2013 to June 2014
Board Members
Mr. Alonzo Allen Toyota Motor ManufacturingVoting
Mr. J. Mel Camenisch Jr.Stoll Keenon Ogden, PLLCVoting
Mr. Larry Cowgill Congleton-Hacker CompanyVoting
Mrs. Lois Ann Disponett Lois Ann Disponett Real EstateVoting
Annissa Franklin The Urban League of LexingtonVoting
Mrs. Carlean Hefner Ludwig, Blair & Bush PLLCVoting
Mr. Michael Hockensmith The Hockensmith AgencyVoting
Jeff Hohman East Kentucky Power CooperativeVoting
Ms. Florence Huffman Community VolunteerVoting
Mr. Jim Jacobus Inter-County Energy CooperativeVoting
Dr. Augusta Julian Bluegrass Community & Technical CollegeVoting
Ms. Kim Marshall Central BankVoting
Mr. Jimmy Nash Jimmy Nash HomesVoting
Mr. Doug Oliver Community VolunteerVoting
Mr. Steve Rinehart Denyo Manufacturing CorporationVoting
Ms. Gayle Smith Legislative Research CommissionVoting
Mr. Alan Stein Ivy Walls Management CompanyVoting
Mrs. Martha Tarrant Ross-Tarrant ArchitectsVoting
Mr. Alan Turbyfill Kentucky Trust CompanyVoting
Mr. Richard Wehrle Bowles Rice McDavid Graff and Love, LLPVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 16
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 13
Female 6
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 3
Board Meeting Attendance % 74%
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 90%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 5
Board Co-Chair
Board CoChair Kimberly Marshall
Company Affiliation Central Bank
Term July 2013 to June 2014
Standing Committees
Board Governance
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director Mrs. Laurel Raimondo Martin PhD
Term Start Jan 2014
Full Time Staff 1
Part Time Staff 1
Volunteers 0
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 0%
Management Reports to Board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 2
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 2
Unspecified 0
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
NonManagement Formal Evaluation Yes
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
CEO Comments
The Bluegrass Community and Technical College Foundation has a memorandum of understanding with the Bluegrass Community & Technical College, in which the staff of the college's Resource Development Office provides support for the Foundation. This support includes, but is not limited to, grant-writing, fundraising planning, solicitations, and administrative organization.The Resource Development staff includes an Associate Vice President for Advancement (who serves as the Foundation Executive Director), Administrative Assistant, and Gift Account Specialist.
Therefore, because the Foundation does not have employees, the Foundation also does not have a Policy and Procedures Plan. The College does have a Human Resources manual that can be found at

Similarly, while the Foundation continues to work on developing its own policies and procedures regarding non-discrimination, whistle-blowing, and the like, the members of the Foundation agree to adhere to the personnel standards set by Bluegrass Community & Technical College.

The Foundation’s strives to support BCTC students directly through scholarships. The College is experiencing the highest enrollment numbers in its history, which translates to an increased number of students needing assistance to further their education. Since financial difficulty is the leading reason that students do not complete a college education, the increased availability of scholarships is the most effective way to impact student retention and completion rates at BCTC.Scholarships will provide more students with the opportunity to pursue postsecondary education while still meeting their living expenses. In addition, scholarships can reduce the number of hours that a student must work to pay for their higher education and living expenses. 

Budget 40,000.00
Category Education, General/Other Student Financial Aid
Population Served Adults, Unemployed, Underemployed, Dislocated,
Program Short Term Success

By providing financial support, BCTC Foundation is enabling more students to successfully complete programs and graduate. As the Foundation increase its funding for scholarships, it will in turn increase its ability to impact more students.

Program Long term Success

Ultimately and in an ideal world, the Foundation would like to remove financial barriers that prevent students from continuing their education by providing financial support through scholarships. Everyone should have the opportunity to achieve the highest level of education that they desire and as a result, the highest quality of life possible. As the Foundation continues to communicate the significant need for increased scholarship money, more barriers will be removed and more students can transform their lives through education.

Program Success Monitored By

The Foundation monitors the scholarship recipients in regards to their progress towards achieving their educational goals at BCTC.

Examples of Program Success

Jeremy Barker, a 2008-2009 Alumni Scholarship recipient, says that the scholarship helped him pay for textbooks and, “helped me not to worry as much… that way, it helps me to focus on school a little bit more.”


Community and technical colleges are traditionally known for their ability to respond quickly to changes in the marketplace; however, this responsiveness takes resources. As markets become more and more competitive, and as businesses throughout the Bluegrass Region compete across the globe, it is imperative that their workers continue to hone their skills. Given adequate resources, BCTC’s credential-focused and customized training programs can meet this challenge by providing up-to-date training with equipment, technology, program supplies, services and trained instructors. The BCTC Foundation works to ensure that knowledge and skills needed by current and future workers will be readily available at the college as new technology and processes are developed.

Budget 59,400
Category Education, General/Other Educational Programs
Population Served General/Unspecified, ,
Program Short Term Success

In the short-term, the financial support provided by the Foundation enables the programs and campuses at BCTC to stay up-to-date with the knowledge and technology currently being utilized by the workplace.  Employers will find the graduates of BCTC to be trained and able to quickly become productive workers.

Program Long term Success

Graduates from BCTC are helping to strengthen Kentucky’s ability to compete in the global marketplace. The availability of a well-trained workforce can attract new businesses to Central Kentucky and help make the current ones more successful.

Program Success Monitored By

Success will be measured by the Foundation’s ability to help fund and provide an avenue for donors to support program initiatives and campus developments.   

Examples of Program Success

The Foundation recently assisted the Dental Hygiene program to fund the renovation of its clinic. The program had received support from a federal grant and the college. A mailer from the Foundation to alumni and the local dental community generated a great deal of support, raising over $13,000 in donations for the purchase of additional state-of-the-art equipment. With these changes, the clinic is much better-equipped to train its students and to serve the community’s dental needs.


In May 2010, BCTC unveiled a 20-year plan for a new campus. The Newtown Campus is located on the 48-acre former site of the historic Eastern State Hospital. Upon completion, the campus will consist of 14 to 17 buildings and will include historically significant buildings renovated for adaptive use.

Construction has begun on the first building. A 92,240-square-foot, four-story classroom building will include classrooms, student services, a learning commons, a science lab, a career center and a film production studio. Some of the programs in the new building include computer science and information systems, information material design, computer graphic design, film production, business, and general education classes. The building will accommodate about 1,000 students and will be LEED Certified, meeting the highest green building and performance measures. This building is expected to be ready in 2013, and the Commonwealth of Kentucky has funded its construction of the first building.

Budget 35,741,000
Category Education, General/Other Education, General/Other
Population Served Adults, At-Risk Populations, General/Unspecified
Program Short Term Success

The total budget for Phase I is $35,741,000. Additional funds will be needed to further develop the campus.

BCTC will undertake activities to engage the neighborhood to encourage them to see the college as a community partner. Newtown Campus will also mark the construction of BCTC’s first LEED-certified facility, cementing the College’s commitment to the environment as well as the communities it serves. 

Program Long term Success

The first classes at the Newtown Campus will be held in 2013. It is the Foundation’s hope that BCTC will become a key part of the North Lexington community throughout its development, ensuring a strong partnership with the community long into the future. 

Program Success Monitored By

Success will be measured in terms of BCTC’s increased enrollment capacity and upgraded capability to provide high-quality training, ensuring a highly-qualified workforce.

Examples of Program Success

BCTC broke ground on a new campus in Winchester in 2006. With everyone from BCTC and within the community working together, a $7.25 million facility was opened. $2.3 million of the total cost came from private funds. Today, Winchester-Clark County campus serves a student body of over 1,100, bringing access to high quality, state of the art education to that area.

Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Date Strategic Plan Adopted June 2012
Management Succession Plan? No
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the Government? No
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start July 01, 2013
Fiscal Year End June 30, 2014
Projected Revenue $334,700.00
Projected Expenses $213,896.00
Endowment Value $164,687.00
Spending Policy N/A
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201220112010
Program Expense$161,132$74,851$61,258
Administration Expense$11,758$22,420$36,438
Fundraising Expense$851$9$2,529
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.220.951.24
Program Expense/Total Expenses93%77%61%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%2%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201220112010
Total Assets$575,696$530,747$376,268
Current Assets$415,095$373,737$143,616
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities$10,104$3,451$7,865
Total Net Assets$565,592$527,296$512,019
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201220112010
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities41.08108.3018.26
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201220112010
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
State Registration Yes