About The 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.

2020-2021 RCTC Foundation Board of Directors

Tony Joseph, President
Director of Business Development, Knutson Construction

 

 

 

Alexander Lair, Vice President
Financial Advisor, Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.

 

 

 

 

Pete Roseboom, Treasurer
Senior Tax Advisor, Carlson Capital Management

 

 

 

Markus Lang, Secretary
Commercial Banking Relationship Manager, US Bank

 

 

 

Heather Donovan
AVP Commercial Lending, Sterling State Bank

 

 

 

Sam Gill
Program Director, Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce

 

 

 

Rebecca Hill, ’70
Community Volunteer, Mayo Clinic (retired)

 

 

 

Cody Pogalz, ’14
Executive Assistant, Destination Medical Center Economic Development Agency

 

 

 

Opal Richards
Attorney, Richards Law

 

 

 

Peter Sandberg
Attorney, Sandberg Law Firm

 

 

 

Peggy Vevang, ’06
Educator (retired)

 

 

 

 

 

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 community 
Honesty and Integrity
We believe in high integrity as the guiding principal in conducting our business
Responsibility and Accountability
We recognize our responsibility to benefactors and stakeholders and strive for honesty and openness

 

 

RCTC Foundation Staff Members


Matt Bissonette, Interim Dean of Career and Technical Education/Director of Foundation

 

 

 

 

Kristin Mannix, Advancement Coordinator

 

 

 

 

Heather McEldowney, Executive Assistant

CONTACT US

RCTC Foundation
HC101 – Heintz Center
Phone: 507-281-7771
E-mail: foundation@rctc.edu