M State Foundation and Alumni

Welcome to M State Foundation and Alumni

MState Foundation and Alumni

Minnesota State Community and Technical College created M State Foundation and Alumni to unify three separate foundations - Detroit Lakes Area College Foundation, Moorhead Community and Technical College Foundation and Wadena Area College Foundation - into a single foundation that will better serve the college and enhance alumni engagement. The merger was effective July 1, 2017

The new foundation will enable M State to face extraordinary challenges in coming years, align missions, and implement best practices in fund development program methodologies. The new unified, comprehensive organization will better serve the College for generations.

  • Providing accessible and quality education through scholarship
    opportunities for students
  • Providing innovative and state-of-the-art classroom resources
    that allow hands-on learning experiences
  • Supporting economic and community progress

Your gifts allow you to leave a lasting legacy while you help enhance the education we provide at M State.


The M State Foundation exists to support the mission of M State by providing financial support to help create a success story for every M State student.  


Creating a culture that supports student learning by investing in the key priorities that present the greatest impact and growth of opportunities for the students we serve.

Contact the Foundation

One board of directors made up of community members representing the Wadena, Detroit Lakes and Moorhead campuses serves the combined Foundation.

Foundation staff:

Melvin Whitney, Director of Advancement and Development

218.299.6565 - melvin.whitney@minnesota.edu


Shannon Britten, Associate Director of Advancement and Development

218.846.3720 - shannon.britten@minnesota.edu

M State Foundation forms and policies

Donor Bill of Rights

Gift Acceptance Policy

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Students and alum are the reason we are here. It is with great honor that we celebrate all accomplishments of future, current and past students.

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