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
Institutional Advancement

Kathy Farley
Advancement Assistant

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


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Ways to Give

CVTC sustains high-quality educational programs because of the generosity of friends and alumni. Your support of the College Foundation is essential to the students, faculty, staff, and community. Thank you for your past gifts 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.

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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.

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Foundation Funds

The gift options below allow you to donate electronically through PayPal; 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.

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.

Other Fund

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

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. Johnson, 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
  • J. Drew Ryberg, Ryberg Law Firm, S.C., Eau Claire
  • Denise Wurtzel, Williams Diamond Center, Eau Claire

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