Giving Makes a Difference

DCTC Foundation

Giving Makes a Difference

Established in 1983 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the DCTC Foundation functions as an avenue for gifts and grants that benefit the college and our students. By providing resources to students, the college and our programs, the Foundation upholds the DCTC mission, which is Education for Employment.

Governed by a board of directors with up to 18 members, the Foundation has generated more than $3.2 million in financial assistance for students while building a general endowment fund and establishing private endowment funds.

The Foundation has also received in-kind donations for equipment, tools, and supplies used in many DCTC programs.

Students pursuing higher education face mounting financial challenges. During a typical year, the Foundation provides financial support to more than 500 DCTC students, helping them pay for tuition, books, transportation and unanticipated expenses.

Your contributions—whether as a friend of the college, an alumnus or alumna, or business or company—give students the chance to become self-sufficient by allowing them to further their education and start a career. Every gift and grant makes a world of difference.

Make a Gift Now to the Foundation

To make a contribution, please complete our Donor Form and send with your gift to:

  • Dakota County Technical College
    Attn: Foundation Office
    1300 145th Street E (County Rd 42)
    Rosemount, MN 55068

If you prefer to confer with a member of the DCTC Foundation, please follow the contact information below.

Giving Options

Cash gifts fund student scholarships, projects, activities and future endeavors. Cash gifts typically offer the greatest immediate tax benefits.

Cash gifts can be made as a memorial or as a tribute to an individual. Recipients or family members receive acknowledgement on your behalf. Donation amounts remain confidential.

Securities are often the most advantageous way to make a donation because the federal capital gains tax is avoided as when assets are sold. The gift value for tax purposes will be determined on the transfer date to the DCTC Foundation.

A charitable bequest in your will leaving the DCTC Foundation a portion of your estate may produce sizeable savings to heirs in reduced income and estate taxes.

You are invited to contribute to any of the following endowments:

  • Administrative and Medical Office Careers Endowment
  • Bara Arens Endowment
  • Carl Eastvold Endowment
  • Dakota County Technical College Endowment
  • David Lindberg Memorial Endowment
  • Health Care Endowment
  • John Popowski Endowment
  • Landscape Horticulture Endowment
  • Lester Daluge Memorial Endowment
  • Sheryl Buss Endowment
  • Ziegler Endowment

Contact the Foundation Office to establish an endowment in your name or in another name you select.

A paid-up life insurance policy is a charitable contribution equaling the cash value of the policy. Other policies can be given while you continue to pay the premiums, generating income tax deductions when the DCTC Foundation is named both owner and fiduciary.

A new policy on your life naming the DCTC Foundation as beneficiary guarantees a future gift as well.

Tangible personal property such as art, books and equipment related to the DCTC mission are tax deductible at fair market value. To avoid the federal capital gains tax from a sale, please consider donating personal property to the DCTC Foundation.

More than 1,000 parent companies and corporate foundations in the United States currently match employee gifts to nonprofit organizations such as the DCTC Foundation.

Under corporate matching gift programs, gifts made by an eligible company employee to a nonprofit organization meeting the company guidelines are matched with company or corporate funds.

In most cases, a donor completes the company's matching gift form and sends it to the DCTC Foundation along with the donation. Matching gift forms can be obtained from the company personnel office.

Contact Information

Michelle Krenzke
Michelle Krenzke
Foundation Director


  • Room 2-207