Welcome to Fergus Area College Foundation

The Foundation provides a solid legacy of support to the Fergus Falls campus of Minnesota State Community and Technical College. Through the support of donors, Fergus Area College Foundation provides resources to enrich learning, living, working and serving. In 2017-18 we awarded more than $185,000 in student scholarships. We also provide philanthropic support to promote innovative new initiatives, and upgrading curriculum and facilities.

A Vision Begins

The Fergus Falls Chamber of Commerce’s “Committee of 100” organized and worked to bring a two-year college to Fergus Falls in 1960. Many of the college founders took the next steps to incorporate a nonprofit to support the college’s mission in 1963. Subsequently, Foundation board members went door-to-door in downtown Fergus Falls to tell the community about our college and their plans to organize the Foundation.

This good work continues. Today’s Foundation Board of Directors tells our story and shapes our vision in support of the Fergus Falls campus of M State. We’ve been extraordinarily fortunate in receiving continued scholarship support for our students through local individuals, alumns and businesses.

Sharing the Vision

A member of our board of directors once called the Foundation “an affair of the heart.” This is so right. Our relationships with our donors and our community keep us going through tough decisions, goals, fundraising calls, challenges and celebrations. Those very relationships are the most joyful aspect of our work, and we are always delighted to work with prospective donors in realizing their dreams.

As we revel in our successes and pursue our dreams for the future of our college, we will do as we always have. We will keep our feet firmly on the ground and support the Fergus Falls campus. Thank you to our community of supporters for helping to bring our dreams to life.

Gift Levels & Options

Thank you for supporting the Fergus Falls campus of Minnesota State Community & Technical College through the Fergus Area College Foundation. If you have questions, please contact us at 218.736.1514 or facf@minnesota.edu. Fergus Area College Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization.

If you would like to give a gift to the Foundation, please click on the “Donate” link below. If you would like to make a payment on a pledge you have made, please use that button.







>Donor Levels

Presidential Scholar…$5,000 annually Spartan……………….$500 – $999
Legacy…………………$10,000 or more Patron…………………$100 – $499
Benefactor…………….$5,000 – $9,999 Contributor…………..up to $100
Pillar……………………$1,000 – $4,999

Your gift provides opportunities for students at the Fergus Falls campus of M State in a multitude of ways.  More than 100 students are awarded scholarships each year.  Faculty and staff may apply for grants through the Foundation to promote innovative initiatives and to upgrade curriculum and facilities.  Your gift will be used in the area of greatest need unless specified as a Designated Gift.

If donating a Designated Gift, please use the additional note field to provide information about your designation.

If you are interested in starting an endowed fund to provide annual opportunities for students, or are interested in learning how to include Fergus Area College Foundation in your estate plans, please contact Lori Larson, Executive Director of Fergus Area College Foundation, at 218.736.1514 or lori.larson@minnesota.edu.