Access to Excellence Scholarship Campaign

42 Minnesota State college and university foundations raising $50 million

The 42 college and university foundations of Minnesota State have come together in their commitment to raising $50 million for student scholarships. We ask that you support this statewide effort by giving to the college or university foundation that has made a difference in your life.
“Everything we do, everything we believe in, is focused on providing an opportunity for all Minnesotans to create a better future for themselves, for their families, and for their communities,” said Steven Rosenstone, chancellor of Minnesota State. “To make good on our commitment to being a place of hope and opportunity, we must keep higher education affordable. That is why scholarships are absolutely critical. They are a key to access, they enable students to focus on their studies, and they are central to student success. Scholarships change lives.”

Access to Excellence Scholarship Campaign

The announcement of a $50 million goal for Access to Excellence follows a successful two-year campaign ended in June, 2015 that raised $39 million and funded 28,387 scholarships. In that campaign, every college and university foundation in the system exceeded its individual goal.

Inver Hills Foundation

“As we begin this next Access to Excellence campaign, I have every confidence in our ability to achieve this new goal,” continued Rosenstone. “We have demonstrated our ability to think and act differently, and to maximize our collective strengths, resources, and talents by working together for the benefit of our students. This work will make a difference in the lives of tens of thousands of Minnesotans across the state. We can do this—provided we do it together.”

Please join us in supporting affordable, accessible higher education for all Minnesotans. Donate today!

To inquire about making a gift to multiple institutions or to the Minnesota State system at large, please contact:

Phil Davis
Associate Vice Chancellor of Campus Service Cooperative

To learn more about the Inver Hills Foundation, contact:

Gail Morrison
Executive Director of Foundation and Community Relations
Inver Hills Community College
Leslie Krona
Foundation Associate

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