About the CVTC Foundation

CVTC Foundation, Inc., exists to enhance the vision and mission of Chippewa Valley Technical College. This task is accomplished by securing resources that 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. Read fast facts about CVTC Foundation, Inc.

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Holly Bembenek
Annual Gifts Officer

Kristi Erickson
Advancement Service Coordinator

Kathy Farley
Advancement Assistant

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

715-833-6479
foundation@cvtc.edu

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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 your past support and future consideration.

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

Foundation Funds

Foundation Funds

CVTC Foundation, Inc., offers several ways to support Chippewa Valley Technical College, its students, and staff.

 

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.

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

Interested in establishing a fund at CVTC? Contact CVTC Foundation, Inc. to learn more.

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.

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.

 
 

Ways to Give

Credit or Debit Card Gift Online

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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 Ave.
Eau Claire, WI 54701

Honorary or Memorial Gift

Does your gift honor or memorialize someone you love? Note the person you want to honor or memorialize when you make your gift.

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.

CVTC Foundation, Inc.
715-833-6479
foundation@cvtc.edu

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

 

Foundation 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: Annual Gifts, Nominations, Investment/Finance, Major Gifts, and Executive.​

Therese A. Pershall - Pablo Management, Eau Claire (President)

David J. Leisses - J. F. Ahern Co., Menomonie (Vice President)

Megan A. Bollman - Oral Surgery Associates, Eau Claire (Treasurer/Secretary)

Sheri J. Scheidler - Mule-Hide Manufacturing Company, Inc., Cornell (Past President)

James P. Fey - Student Transit, Eau Claire

James R. Hathaway - Dunn Energy Cooperative, Menomonie

Tena M. Hoag - Advanced Laser Machining, Inc., Chippewa Falls

Scott A. Hoffmann - WIN, Eau Claire

Gordon C. Howie - Mayo Clinic Health System, Eau Claire

Paul D. Kohler - Charter Bank, Eau Claire

Dean R. Rohde - Bye, Goff & Rohde, Ltd., River Falls

James G. Rooney - Environmental Reclamation Solutions, LLC, Chippewa Falls

Jerry F. Shea - Market & Johnson, Inc., Eau Claire

Tyler A. Tomesh - CCF Bank, Eau Claire

Denise D. Wurtzel - Williams Diamond Center, Eau Claire