You care about your community. 

Access to education has touched you. It's made a difference in your own career. It has been life-changing for someone you love.

Giving a gift to the Zane State College Foundation gives you a chance to change a life. To date, scholarships have been the most significant impact the Foundation has made at Zane State College. In the first award year, the Foundation awarded one student scholarship totaling $252. Now, thirty-five years later, the Foundation has awarded a total of 3,004 scholarships totaling over $3,100,000. In the 2018 academic school year alone, over $250,000 has been given to 175 scholarship students. Click here to read about the different ways to give or click the button below to donate now!


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About the Foundation.

The Zane State College Foundation was established in April, 1984 by the Board of Trustees as the Muskingum Area Technical College Foundation. A separate and distinct corporation of the College, the Foundation was created to support and enhance certain missions and goals of the College. The Foundation was recognized by the Secretary of State and the Attorney General during July 1984, and was later officially incorporated and granted charitable trust status by the Internal Revenue Service. The goals of the Foundation are to provide student scholarships, to provide opportunities for the professional development of employees, and to assist in capital building projects and improvements. 

All of this has been made possible through the generosity of our many gracious donors throughout the community. Thank you, for your continued commitment to our students.

Meet our team.

Anthony AdornettoKatlyn PorterBrenda ElswickJulie MacLaine

Anthony Adornetto
Executive Director of the Foundation

Katlyn Porter
Assistant Director of Advancement Services

Brenda Elswick
Office Manager

Julie MacLaine
Coordinator of Annual Giving

Board of Directors. 

Hon. David B. BennettChad Bice, CPADiane BradenMark Eicher, P.E., P.S.
Hon. David B. Bennett

Judge, Guernsey County Common Pleas Court, Probate/Juvenile Division

Member since
September 2017

Chad A. Bice, CPA

Rea & Associates, Inc.

Member since
May 2016

Diane Braden

Owner, Gillespie's Drugs & Braden Med Services

Member since
January 2015

Mark J. Eicher, P.E., P.S.

Muskingum County

Member since
November 2015 

Brandon HessCourtney G. JonesChandra OntkoBJ Smith
Brandon L. Hess

Broker, Shai Commercial Real Estate

Executive VP, Mattingly Family Companies

Member since
February 2006

Courtney G. Jones

Speech Language Pathologist, The Carr Center

Member since
May 2017

Chandra L. Ontko, Esq.

Counsellor at Law,
Ontko Law, LLC

Member since
September 2013

B.J. Smith

Affairs, AT&T

Member since
September 2017

Michael SteenFrancine SwigerStephen ThompsonGeraldine Zylinsky
Michael Steen

Agent, Shai Commercial Real Estate

Member since
November 2012

Francine Swiger
Vice Char

Community President, Huntington Bank (Retired)

Member since
May 2012

Stephen E. Thompson

Chief Financial Officer,
Primary Aim, LLC

Member since
September 2012

Geraldine M. Zylinsky

President/Agent, Zylinsky Insurance Agency

Represents the 
ZSC Board of Trustees

Foundation Emeritus Board of Directors

Susan Benincasa
Nashport, Benco Pet Foods (Retired)

Raymond Hecker (Deceased)
Zanesville, First National Bank (Retired) 

John W. Knight
New Concord, Chief Executive Officer, Shirley K's Storage Totes & Trays

Norma (Dorbie) Littick
Zanesville, Chariman of the Board, WHIZ Media Group

John C. Matesich, III
Zanesville, Chairman of the Board (Retired), Matesich Distributing Co.

Barbara Saunders

J. William Straker
Zanesville, President (Retired), The Oxford Oil Company

If you would like to contribute to the Foundation or talk to a representative, contact:

Anthony Adornetto, Executive Director of the Foundation: e-mail • 740.588.1205

Foundation Office: e-mail • 740.588.1206

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