Beat The Odds Sponsors 2016

On January 14, 2016 community and business leaders attended the 16th Annual Beat the Odds Scholarship Celebration at the Rochester International Event Center. Attendees were treated to an exquisite dinner that started with a social hour including opportunities to bid on silent auction gifts and buy raffle tickets.

Five amazing students from the Rochester and surrounding areas were recognized with a $2,500 scholarship to attend Rochester Community and Technical College in the Fall. These high school seniors and first-year RCTC students faced challenges and obstacles yet achieved personal and academic success. In addition to the Beat the Odds scholarship winners, the Foundation awarded additional scholarships to other deserving students who were runners-up.  Many thanks to the nominators, event sponsors, and attendees on an amazing evening!

A Heartfelt THANK YOU to our 2016 Beat the Odds Sponsors
who are listed below and featured in the 2016 program.

Platinum Sponsors

  • Mayo Clinic
  • Wells Fargo

Silver Sponsors

  • AAUW
  • Ads & Art
  • Davies Printing Company
  • Dunlap & Seegar, P.A.
  • H.O.P.E. Ranch
  • Ginger and David Holmes
  • Minnesota Energy Resources
  • Nigon Farms
  • Olmsted Medical Center
  • People’s Energy Cooperative
  • Premier Bank of Rochester
  • Rochester Community and Technical College
  • Sandberg Law Firm
  • Smith Schafer & Associates
  • TLS Companies, Inc.
  • U.S. Bank
  • UCare
  • Winona State University – Rochester

Bronze Sponsors

  • DMC Economic Development Agency
  • Gauthier Industries, Inc.
  • Home Federal
  • Knuston Construction
  • Med City Tax
  • Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Sterling State Bank
  • Stifel Nicolaus
  • TKDA
  • University of Minnesota, Rochester
  • WSB & Associates

Friends of the RCTC Foundation

  • Hill Family
  • Representative Tina Liebling
  • Senator David Senjen


  • Janet Baggenstoss
  • Norman and Ruth Eickhoff
  • Dave and Judy Harris
  • Mayo Employees Federal Credit Union
  • Rochester Sand and Gravel
  • Seneca Foods
  • Dr. Franklin Sim
  • UHL Company, Inc.

Silent Auction and Raffle Donors

The RCTC Foundation would like to recognize and thank the following individuals and businesses who generously donated good and services featured in our spectacular silent action and raffle opportunities at the event!

  • Apollo Liquor
  • Marcus Babaoye
  • Lynn Clarey
  • Steven Colebeck
  • Hampton Inn-Rochester South
  • Ginger Holmes
  • Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx
  • Minnesota Vikings
  • RCTC Bookstore
  • RCTC Marketing
  • RCTC President’s Office
  • RCTC Sports Facilities
  • Roxy Roadway
  • Rochester Golf and Country Club
  • Todd & Heidi Severson (TLS Companies)
  • Mark Severtson
  • Treasure Island Resort and Casino

Want to Help?

Contributions to Beat the Odds are made through monetary donations or by purchasing table sponsorships or tickets to the Beat the Odds event held in January. Individual tickets are priced at $100 and table sponsorship levels range from $800-$5,000.  We also welcome in-kind gifts that can be raffled or auctioned at the event.

If you are interested in supporting Beat the Odds, please contact the RCTC Foundation at (507) 281-7771.