Minnesota State Community and Technical College is proud to serve each distinct community where our campuses are located. Tangible evidence of this exists in the five foundations organized for the benefit of our college and through the work of our dedicated boards of directors and donors who support our fundraising endeavors.

In 2006, with significant help from the Otto Bremer Foundation, we began a two-year process of reviewing the status of our existing foundations and identifying the unique position of a collegewide foundation. At the same time, M State was able to hire advancement staff for each campus. Staff worked with each foundation board to strengthen the foundations on each campus.

The campus boards provided representation on a task force that helped to access resources for the unique needs of each campus foundation and set to work on assessing the need and distinct role of the M State Foundation.

Today, alumni and friends of M State can participate in campus initiatives and scholarship programs through the Detroit Lakes Area College Foundation, the Fergus Area College Foundation, the Moorhead Community and Technical College Foundation and the Wadena Area College Foundation. Collegewide programs supported by business and industry and scholarships for online students are the primary focus of the Minnesota State Community and Technical College Foundation.

As alumni and friends of education, we ask that you stay in touch with M State, where many great things are happening. We look forward to sharing our story, and we would like to hear from you. If you attended one of our campuses in the last 50-plus years, we ask that you update your information on the form available on the Alumni pages.

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News...The IRA Charitable Rollover is Permanent!


With the IRA charitable rollover, you can make a gift from your IRA account to help support the work of our organization this year and benefit.


  • You wish to make a significant gift without using cash or other assets.
  • You do not need all or a portion of your IRA income.
  • You are paying too much in taxes and are looking to reduce your income.
  • You do not itemize deductions. Because a rollover gift can reduce your income and taxes, you can still benefit from charitable giving even as a non-itemizer.
  • You want to five over and above your normal giving this year. An IRA rollover gift does not count towards the 50% annual limitation on charitable gifts.



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Impact 50: Providing education to support the region's workforce for more than 50 years!

There is strength in our community. They're our family, friends, co-workers and neighbors. They're graduates of Minnesota State Community and Technical College. For more than 50 years, Minnesota State Community and Technical College has provided education to support our region's workforce.

As the Foundations of Minnesota State Community and Technical College kick-off the Impact 50+ Investing in the Future 2014-2016 Campaign, we are asking for your support. Your gift will help students accomplish their educational and career goals by providing funds for scholarship and program needs at M State.

M State generates an annual economic impact of $197 million from its operations in the west central region. Our area businesses and industry require a skilled workforce that is up to date with the latest technological advances. From 2008-2013 M State assisted in educating more than 8,736 graduates in their fields of study for nearly 400 employees in the region. M State is vital to our region as it trains and educates tomorrow's employees, leaders and business owners. Support for our programs, faculty and students is an investment in our region's economic vitality.

We invite you to join us in our Impact 50+ Investing in the Future 2014-2016 Campaign by making a gift to one of the Foundations at Minnesota State Community and Technical College. If you have questions or need additional information about the college or the foundation, please feel free to contact us through our website.


Special scholarship information

Please check the foundation scholarship pages regularly. Although some foundation scholarships have spring deadlines, many scholarships from industry partners have later deadlines. The scholarship links are updated regularly.


Holes for Poles supports Baudette line worker scholarships

Community members are invited to Holes for Poles, the fifth annual fish fry and raffle fundraiser that supports scholarships for students enrolled in the Baudette site for Minnesota State Community and Technical College's Electrical Line Worker Technology program.

The fish fry is 4:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at the American Legion in Baudette. Cost is $10 per person for the walleye dinner. Sponsors are M State, Wadena Area College Foundation, Clam, Irby, North Star Electric, Great River Energy and the Electrical Line Worker Baudette Advisory Committee.

A raffle follows the fish fry, with the top prize an open water fishing package from Cyrus Resort, a $1,675 value. Other prizes include a Clam outdoor fish house, Jiffy Pro 4 propane 10-inch ice auger, four Minnesota Twins tickets with Legends Club seating, a South Dakota pheasant hunt, a Gary Hull handcrafted fish decoy and a smoker.

Raffle tickets are $10, and only 1,000 are available either at the event or from Outdoors Again, the Baudette Electrical Line Worker site, North Star Electric or WACF.

The Baudette training site accepts 25 students each year and was created in 2010 in response to industry need for electrical line workers. For more information about the diploma program in Baudette or the M State line worker program in Wadena, visit minnesota.edu/programs/electrical-line-worker-technology.

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Last modified: February 29th, 2016 at 10:36am