‚ÄčRidgewater College Foundation

For more than 30 years, the Ridgewater College Foundation has been helping students achieve a higher education. Through the generous support of our donors, the Foundation provides scholarships for students and assists the college in enhancing our programs so students receive the best possible education. Together, we are Creating Opportunities, Changing Lives!
The Foundation's focus includes:
  • OUR SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM which offers more than 120 different scholarships for Ridgewater students.
  • FUNDRAISING and SPECIAL EVENTS including our Annual Giving Campaign, Scholarship Awards Dinner, Annual Golf Tournament, and Homecoming Tailgate Party.
  • BUILDING ALUMNI RELATIONS through our college magazine, annual campaign, events, Facebook, and volunteer opportunities.
  • SUPPORTING SPECIAL INITIATIVES like the Lunch Buddies, PTK Walk for Hunger, professional development, and more.
  • PROVIDING PROGRAM SUPPORT for our college programs including Mobile Simulation, nursing, vet tech, auto, NDT, athletics and more.
  • BUILDING AN ENDOWMENT to support future generations. Our endowment is currently $2.3 million. Consider a planned gift today to help build our endowment for future generations.

Foundation Mission
To expand educational opportunities and enhance academic excellence at Ridgewater College by providing financial and community support.

      Foundation Vision
      To be the preferred choice for donors investing in post-secondary education for the benefit of students, employers, and communities within our service area.

    NEW for 2017-18

    The "Celebration of Giving" scholarship recognition events will move to a new time of year and be held in January for donors and recipients.
       Willmar Campus: Tues., January 30

       Hutchinson Campus: Thurs., February 1

    Ridgewater College is an equal opportunity employer and educator.