Who are we and what do we do?

The Mesabi Range College Foundation’s mission is simple – we support Mesabi Range College in the work it does to provide an extraordinary education to our students!

The Foundation, incorporated in 1970, has a rich tradition of supporting the efforts of Mesabi Range College through: scholarships; conveying in-kind donations of physical assets, equipment, technology to various programs; and acting as a fiscal sponsor for grants.

Since its inception, the Foundation has disbursed over $1.7 million in tuition support to approximately 4,500 students! Further, we have conveyed well over $250k in in-kind gifts in the last two years.

The Foundation is incorporated under the statutes of the State of Minnesota, classified as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization under IRS guidelines, and operates with the sanction of the Minnesota State System. Thus, all gifts are tax deductible!

In these times of raising tuition costs and decreasing state aid, the Foundation’s role is more important than ever in helping Mesabi Range College Lead the Way! Join us in helping Mesabi Range College deliver on it’s mission of extraordinary education by Shopping Now!

Mission & Vision

Mesabi Range College Foundation’s mission is to assist Mesabi Range College in promoting extraordinary education opportunities for the students, faculty, staff, and administration.

Further, we pledge to support the College’s work to be the partner of choice to meet the workforce’s and community’s needs.

Finally, we pledge to assist Mesabi Range College in delivering to students, employers, communities, and taxpayers the highest value/most affordable option.

The Foundation is incorporated under the statutes of the State of Minnesota, classified as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization under IRS guidelines, and operates with the sanction of the Minnesota State System.

Programs

The Mesabi Range College Foundation was formed on Sept 17th, 1998 when the Mesabi Community College and Range Technical College Foundations combined to form one organization committed to the promotion of education and educational facilities and the granting of scholarships at Mesabi Range College.

Thus, to further these goals, the Foundation

  • Facilitates approximately $100,000 of tuition support annually through Scholarships.
  • Accepts monetary donations from individuals, businesses, and organizations on behalf of Mesabi Range College.
  • Acts as a Fiscal Agent to facilitate in-kind donations for programmatic support.
  • Acts as a Fiscal Sponsor to facilitate grant opportunities for the College.

 

Scholarship Opportunities

The Mesabi Range College Foundation will be offering its scholarship application on-line again this year! With one simple electronic application, MRC students can apply for any of the 65 scholarship awards facilitated by the MRC Foundation that they are qualified for.

The scholarship season will open Feb 4, 2022 and close on March 20, 2022.

If you need assistance with your scholarship application, or you have questions, contact

Holly Duchene at 218-404-9333 hollyduchene@minnesotanorth.edu

Ways to Give

The Foundation acts as a Fiscal Agent on behalf of the College to accept in-kind donations of equipment and technology. If you are interested in supporting extraordinary educational oppotunities on one of our campuses, please contact us via one of the following methods.

We’d love to hear from you! Please contact us via one of the following methods:

Mail: 1001 West Chestnut Street, Virginia, MN 55792

Phone: 218-550-2519

E-mail: foundation-mesabirange@minnesotanorth.edu

You may also download and fill out the in-kind donation form and send it to the Foundation office. We will contact you to discuss our program needs.

The desire to give back inspires our work and our community! When you leave a legacy through charitable giving—using tools like gift annuities, wills, insurance policies and IRAs—you empower the hopes of future Mesabi Range College students in ways large and small. In short, you truly change the world!

Currently, the Foundation accepts approximately $60,000 annually for scholarships for Mesabi Range College Students. We also facilitate endowments distributing $26,450 of scholarships annually. How can you get involved? There are many ways to help Mesabi Range College Students:

  • Endow a full or partial tuition scholarship with a one-time donation
  • Endow a scholarship with a gift instrument over several years
  • Set up an annual scholarship gift as an individual, organization, or business
  • Donate to the general scholarship fund

In appreciation for your support, the Foundation will facilitate the scholarship award in the name of your choosing.

We’d love to hear from you! Please contact us via one of the following methods:

Mail: 1001 West Chestnut Street, Virginia, MN 55792

Phone: 218-550-2519

E-mail: foundation-mesabirange@minnesotanorth.edu

There are many ways to help Mesabi Range College provide extraordinary education.

We’d love to hear from you! Please contact us via one of the following methods:

Mail: 1001 West Chestnut Street, Virginia, MN 55792

Phone: 218-550-2519

E-mail: foundation-mesabirange@minnesotanorth.edu

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  • Download and mail a donation form to: Mesabi Range College Foundation, 1001 Chestnut Street West, Virginia, MN 55792

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Board of Directors

Sue Medure – President
Scott Wirtanen – Secretary
Steven Johnson – Treasurer
Thomas Aro
Luke Chopp
Mary Gorman
Thomas Inforzato
Shelly McCauley Jugovich
Brenda Kochevar
Mark Muhich
Gary Picek
Elizabeth Pluskwik