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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.


Impact 50 - Providing Education to Support the Region's Workforce for Over 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, the Detroit Lakes campus of Minnesota State Community and Technical College has provided education to support our region's workforce.

As the Detroit Lakes Area College Foundation, Moorhead Community and Technical College Foundation and Wadena Area College Foundation 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 scholarships 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 field of study to nearly 400 employees in the region. M State - Detroit Lakes Campus 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 the foundation of your choice. If you have questions or need additional information about the college or the foundation, please feel free to contact: Denise Laymon at 218.846.3720 or denise.laymon@minnesota.edu; Mark Altenburg at 218-299-6826 or mark.altenburg@minnesota.edu; or Lisa Reddick at 218-631-7931 or lisa.baymler-reddick@minnesota.edu.


Annual Fund

Please enjoy our new Annual Fund video and consider donating to support the M State Foundation of your choice!

Annual Fund Video


Payroll deduction donations to the Foundation

Below please find the payroll deduction form for staff and faculty to donate to the Foundation. Your donations are appreciated and important to the continued success of the students we serve. Annually, many of our students rely on our scholarships. Completing this form is an opportunity for you to help those students succeed. Please see your campus Foundation if you have questions. Thank you!


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.

There is still time to apply for both first- and second-year scholarship through Fergus Area College Foundation for M State - Fergus Falls Campus students. Even though the preferred deadlines have passed, additional funds are available, and students are encouraged to apply.

Last modified: December 2nd, 2014 at 08:25am