About RCTC Foundation

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.


Board of Directors

An independent board of directors, representing our community, governs the Rochester Community and Technical College Foundation. These dedicated individuals are stewards of gifts to the RCTC Foundation. Through their leadership, students’ lives are impacted with our scholarship program, campus programs are supported and our community’s quality of life is enhanced.

Philosophy of the RCTC Foundation Board of Directors
The Foundation exists to influence the quality of student programs at RCTC. Through active, ongoing campaigns to promote philanthropy in the community, the Foundation aims to grow a diverse amount of resources sufficient to provide affordable education for all students, add value and excellence to the programs offered at RCTC, and help insulate the institution from future economic and political forces by filling in gaps in state funding, The Foundation believes that no student should be turned away from RCTC due to inability to pay tuition.

Core Values of the RCTC Foundation Board of Directors

Spirit of Giving
We recognize our role to attract resources for Rochester Community and Technical College and its students 
Enhancing and Advancing
We believe our role is to enhance and advance the capacity of Rochester Community and Technical College
Engaging the Community
As community leaders, we believe in using our sphere of influence to strengthen understanding and foster relations between the College and the community 
Honesty and Integrity
We believe in high integrity as the guiding principle in conducting our business
Responsibility and Accountability
We recognize our responsibility to benefactors and stakeholders and strive for honesty and openness

2022-2023 RCTC Foundation Board of Directors

Markus Lang



Tony Joseph
Vice President
Director of Business Development, Knutson Construction


Alexander Lair
Echelon Wealth Management




Heather Donovan
AVP Commercial Lending, Sterling State Bank



Ally Hanten Ebert

Executive Director, Jeremiah Program – Rochester




Matthew Horace
Chief Security Office, Mayo Clinic

Opal Richards
Attorney, Richards Law




Paulette Teigen
Co-Owner, Premium Support Bookkeeping





Peggy Vevang, ’06
Educator (retired)






Not Pictured:

Alex Brainard
Dwell Realty Group

Jonathon Krull
Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce


RCTC Foundation Staff Members

Matt BissonetteMatt Bissonette
Dean of Career, Technical, and Workforce Education
Foundation Director

Kristin MannixKristin Mannix
Advancement Coordinator