About the Foundation

Riverland Community College Foundation raises, manages, and distributes resources to support, enhance, and promote the educational opportunities Riverland Community College offers the people of our region.

We accomplish our mission by:

  • Raising funds for scholarships, program enhancements, leadership development, and academic program equipment and technology
  • Cultivating regional partnerships with business, industry, and foundations
  • Advocating for the college and its students
  • Developing relationships with alumni and engaging them in supporting current students as a volunteer, mentor, and a variety of other opportunities

Riverland Community College Foundation is a nonprofit, tax exempt 501 (c) (3) corporation that is structurally separate from the College and governed by an appointed Board of Directors. The Foundation was formed because private gifts are needed to strengthen Riverland’s programs and provide critical support for students through giving programs, future gift planning, and special gift campaigns.

The Advancement Team

  • The advancement team is happy to assist you with any questions about giving, alumni, scholarships, or other initiatives.

Meet the Team

Foundation Board of Directors

  • The Foundation Board of Directors equally represent the communities of Albert Lea, Austin, and Owatonna – where Riverland’s three campuses are located.

Meet the Board

Donor Bill of Rights

  • Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. The Donor Bill of Rights ensures that nonprofit organizations are held to a high standard.

Donor Bill of Rights

Questions about the Foundation?

  • • See how we’ve answered the most common questions about the Foundation.