About Us

CVTC Foundation, Inc., exists to enhance the vision and mission of the Chippewa Valley Technical College. This task is accomplished by securing resources which will provide student scholarships, support staff initiatives, invest in technology, and provide for ongoing facility development. CVTC Foundation, Inc., engages volunteers and staff in building a philanthropic culture through cultivating friends and alumni, raising funds, providing student scholarships, and managing the resources invested by the Foundation for CVTC.

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Aliesha R. Crowe
Executive Director

Holly Bembenek
Annual Gifts Officer

Kristi Erickson
Advancement Service Coordinator

Kathy Farley
Advancement Assistant

CVTC Foundation​
620 W. Clairemont Avenue​
Eau Claire, WI 54701


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Touch Lives. Invest in the Future.

At CVTC, philanthropy is part of an ongoing effort to put student success at the forefront of all we do. Gifts to CVTC Foundation, Inc., support current students, faculty and staff development, facilities and technology and the communities we serve. Making a gift is an impactful way to show your pride in CVTC, honor a loved one, leave a legacy at the college, or make a difference because it feels good! Thank you for you past support and future consideration.

Give Today

CVTC offers several ways to support the students and staff right now! If you are passionate about helping a student in an emergency, or providing training for College staff, learn about the funds below.

Foundation Funds

Planned Giving

A planned gift as part of your long-term estate and financial plans, will support our students and programs far into the future while still ensuring that your loved ones are taken care of.

Ways to Give

Foundation Funds

The following gift options allow you to donate electronically; however, if you do not want to use our online donation, you can mail your gift to:

CVTC Foundation
620 W. Clairemont Avenue
Eau Claire, WI 54701

Please note: Each gift to CVTC Foundation, Inc., is assessed a one-time administrative fee equal to 3% for endowed funds and 5% for all other funds.

Alumni Fund

The Alumni fund is managed by the CVTC Alumni Association board of directors. The Alumni Fund provides student scholarships and contributes to other CVTC initiatives.

Excellence Fund

This fund is dedicated to securing unrestricted contributions that benefit today’s CVTC students. Excellence Fund support enables CVTC to focus on pressing needs and provide a solid foundation upon which to sustain programs and embark on new initiatives. The fund supports scholarships for students, equipment for training students, and new program initiatives to advance the mission of the College.

Student Emergency Fund

The Student Emergency Fund is a fund dedicated to helping students in financial need during a time of crisis. Our goal is to build this fund to provide students with support so their education is not interrupted.

Scholarship Funds

CVTC Foundation, Inc. has over 300 existing scholarship funds. If you are interested in learning more about supporting existing scholarship funds or creating a new scholarship opportunity, contact CVTC Foundation, Inc.

Other Fund

You can choose your own fund or donate to a student via a scholarship.

Ways to Give

Credit or Debit Card Gift Online

Online giving options include

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Legacy Giving

Leave a legacy at CVTC. A planned gift, as part of your long-term estate and financial plans, will support our students and programs far into the future while ensuring that your loved ones are well taken care of.

Planned Giving

Cash Gift by Mail

Want to write a check? Make your check payable to CVTC Foundation, Inc. and mail it with your completed donation form to:
CVTC Foundation, Inc.
620 W Clairemont Avenue
Eau Claire, WI 54701

Honorary or Memorial Gift

Does your gift honor or memorialize someone you love? On the Donation Form, list the person you want to honor or memorialize under the donor name.

Start your own Scholarship Fund or Endowment

Endowments are permanently restricted funds where only the interest earned on the fund is spent on scholarships, allowing the fund to exist in perpetuity. A minimum donation for an endowed fund is $10,000. If you are interested in learning more about how you can establish an endowed fund contact CVTC Foundation, Inc.

Board Members

The CVTC Foundation is fortunate to have a talented and dedicated Board of Directors. These individuals, volunteering their time and expertise, have enabled the Foundation to grow financially and programmatically over the past year. Our board members serve on a number of standing committees, as dedicated volunteers. The following committees provide advice, oversight, and time to fulfill the mission of the CVTC Foundation: Foundation Development Committee, Foundation Investment/Finance Committee, and Foundation Advisory Committee. ​

  • James P. Fey, Student Transit, Eau Claire (President)
  • Sheri J. Scheidler, Mule-Hide Manufacturing Company, Inc., Cornell (Vice President)
  • Therese Pershall-Birmingham, US Bank, Eau Claire (Treasurer/Secretary)
  • Jerry F. Shea, Market & Johnson, Inc., Eau Claire (Past President)
  • Paul M. Bauer, Ellsworth Creamery, Ellsworth
  • Megan A. Bollman, Oral Surgery Associates, Eau Claire
  • James R. Hathaway, Dunn Energy Cooperative, Menomonie
  • Paul D. Kohler, Charter Bank, Eau Claire
  • David J. Leisses, J.F. Ahern Co., Menomonie
  • Fay Menard, Community Member, Eau Claire
  • Joanne Palzkill, Draganetti’s/Taverna Grill/Za 51, Altoona
  • Dean R. Rohde, Bye, Goff & Rohde, Ltd., River Falls
  • Denise Wurtzel, Williams Diamond Center, Eau Claire

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