The Southwest Tech Foundation

The Southwest Wisconsin Technical College Foundation exists to raise, manage, and distribute cash and in-kind contributions and grant funds as well as to provide student housing for the benefit of the students, employers, faculty, staff, and other Southwest Tech stakeholders.

Duane M. Ford, Betsy Tollefson, Foundation Donors Renee and Tom Sigwarth

Duane M. Ford, Betsy Tollefson, Foundation Donors Renee and Tom Sigwarth

It is important that the College find and use sources of revenue other than taxes, tuition, and student fees. The available options are grants, contracts, donations, and funds earned from entrepreneurial endeavors.

Karin Tepley, Scholarship Recipient; Harvey Bastian, Foundation Donor; Marsha Parker, Scholarship Recipient

Karin Tepley, Scholarship Recipient; Harvey Bastian, Foundation Donor; Marsha Parker, Scholarship Recipient

Revenue from these sources provide direct support to students; improve the quality of the College’s instructional and training programs; help us develop and implement new and innovative programs and services; and otherwise support continuous improvement and sustainability. They also help Southwest Tech keep tuition, student fees, and local property taxes right priced.

I am pleased to report that the Southwest Tech Foundation has achieved significant growth in total number of scholarships awarded, total scholarship funds provided to students, number of students housed, and all other cash and in-kind contributions. The following table summarizes the Foundation’s last three years of growth and success.

Foundation Chart

Foundation Donor Event

Foundation Donor Event

Thank you to all the wonderful people and companies who have supported the College’s mission through cash or in-kind donations to the Foundation! Congratulations to the Foundation Board of Directors as well as to the Foundation’s staff members over the past three years: Heather Fifrick, Betsy Tollefson, Sara Bahl, and Samantha Goss.

Anyone interested in learning more or in supporting post-secondary career and technical education in Southwest Wisconsin through a tax-deductible gift, may contact the Foundation at 608.822.2362; foundation@swtc.edu; or by visiting the Foundation’s website.

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