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RCTC Foundation

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Established in 1961, the Rochester Community and Technical College Foundation exists to support the mission of the College by providing support to students and programs at RCTC, enhancing the quality of education and the future of our students.

We offer scholarships, provide program support, connect alumni, host fundraising events and raise funds for scholarships.

The RCTC Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and all gifts are tax deductible.


Tax Changes are Likely – Take Advantage of Your Deductions Today

While the new tax bill has yet to be signed into law, it is likely that it will be enacted. What does this mean for you and your charitable giving? There would still be a deduction for charitable gifts, but because the standard deduction would increase to $12,000 for individuals or $24,000 for couples, you might elect not itemize your deductions in the future. Consider making full use of your deductions in 2017 by making a charitable contribution to the RCTC Foundation by the end of the year.

Please contact the RCTC Foundation at 507-281-7771 for more information about how you can make a difference in our community. We cannot give tax advice regarding your specific situation, and recommend that our supporters consult with their financial professionals prior to making gifts.


You are an alumni if you are a graduate from Rochester Community and Technical (RCTC), Rochester Community College (RCC), MN Riverland Technical College (MRTC), Rochester Technical College (RTC), Rochester Area Vocational Technical Institute (RAVTI), Rochester Area Vocational Institute (RAVI), Rochester State Junior College (RSJC), or Rochester Junior College (RJC).  As an alumni, you are among our most valued assets, and we want to keep you informed and connected with your alma mater. 

Board of Directors
Invest in Our Future
Beat the Odds

Beat the Odds is an annual fundraising event and scholarship program that celebrates students who have overcome tremendous odds to become personally and academically successful. The purpose of the program is to raise awareness of the struggles of many students in our community and recognize their ability to overcome difficulties. The event also provides an opportunity to highlight the support networks and people who reach out to help. For local businesses and community leaders, it is an opportunity to help college bound students achieve their dream by supporting this fundraising event.

Contact Information

Deb Ward, CFRE
RCTC Foundation Executive Director
HC101 - Heintz Center
Office: (507) 281-7770
Fax: (507) 280-2970
E-mail: deb.ward@rctc.edu

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Contact Information
(507) 285-7210 or 1‑800‑247‑1296
Rochester Community and Technical College
851 30th Ave SE :: Rochester, MN 55904-4999
Celebrating 100 years!    1915-2015    www.rctc.edu/100th
Rochester Community and Technical College, a member of Minnesota State.
RCTC is an affirmative action, equal opportunity educator and employer.
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