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Futures in Bloom

Thursday, April 25
7:45 – 9:00 am
Century College - East Campus, Lincoln Mall

Join us for breakfast and networking on Thursday, April 25 from 7:45 to 9:00 a.m. in Lincoln Mall, East Campus, and learn how you can make a difference in the lives of Century College students!

To guarantee your spot, RSVP by April 19 to Jessica.Ward@century.edu or by clicking the button below.

Featured Guest Speakers

  • Courtney Godfrey

    Courtney is a local TV reporter in Minneapolis. One of her greatest joys is telling inspiring stories of everyday people doing extraordinary things.

    In September 2017, she was involved in a boat accident that resulted in the amputation of her left leg below the knee. Her long road to recovery never once stunted her positivity and drive. Courtney shares with us her story of determination, hope, and advocacy for fellow amputees.

  • Heidi Gunderson

    Heidi is Century’s Outstanding Alumni of 2017 and the first recipient of the STRIVE Scholarship at Century College, awarded to a White Bear Lake student who demonstrated the most improvement in their senior year. A few years into a career in nursing, she pivoted to take an opportunity with the family construction business, Woodys Rebar Co Inc. in Vadnais Heights. After years of navigating a male-dominated industry, she now proudly serves as President and CEO. In 2018, Heidi was also elected Mayor of Vadnais Heights.

  • Michael Fisher

    Michael is current student and scholarship recipient at Century College, studying electrical engineering. Despite a childhood of financial hardship, Michael was determined to attend college, and he steadily continues his studies.   

    Through Century, he was hired for an internship at Innovize, where he developed an assembly process method that saved the company an average of $50,000 per year in labor costs. Michael is described as “creative, bright and gracious,” and a “very poised, positive person.”

Making a Difference

  • Century College_Foundation & Alumni

    We invite you to invest in our community’s future, help sustain the legacy of excellence earned by Century College, and provide students – thousands of whom are in critical need – with the financial assistance they need to achieve their educational dreams. Support the Century College Foundation.

    The Century College Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax-exempt organization with a mission of transforming and enhancing the lives of our students. The Foundation provides educational opportunities, financial support and advocacy–one student at a time.

    The Century College Foundation is proud to provide support to our students in a variety of ways, from scholarships for tuition and books to one-time emergency grants through the Acts of Kindness program.

    Donations to the Century College Foundation are vitally important in this challenging economy. That's why we are turning to individuals, corporations and foundations for help in maintaining the quality of student learning and making the dream of a college education affordable to all students.

Reasons for Giving

  • students
    • Increasing costs threaten opportunities for students to obtain a college education.
    • Each year, more students take out loans, burdening them with higher and higher debts.
    • State funding has decreased and tuition is on the rise.
    • Minnesota has one of the highest college tuition rates in the U.S.

    In addition to providing scholarships to students, it is imperative that Century College renovate existing buildings to keep up with increasing technology demands. We cannot do this with state funding alone.

That’s why Century College is turning to individuals, corporations and foundations for help in maintaining the quality of student learning and making the dream of a college education affordable to all students.

Areas of Need

There are many ways you can help students succeed, including:

  • Scholarships

    The Century College Foundation awards more than $300,000 annually in student scholarships. It's easy to become a philanthropist. If you're interested in helping Century College students attain their educational goals, you may want to consider establishing a scholarship.
  • Acts of Kindness

    Through the Acts of Kindness program, the Foundation helps students in crisis situations stay in college instead of dropping out.
  • In-Kind Contributions

    The Foundation accepts in-kind gifts for equipment and supplies for several programs, including nursing, dental, interior design, automotive, paramedics, theatre, and orthotics and prosthetics.
  • Technology Support

    Technology allows an instructor to provide content in various ways to meet student needs.
  • Program Support

    Students need a vital, innovative curriculum. Funds to support this are critical to achieving this innovation and vitality. They also help faculty design new curriculum and new methodology.

Types of Gifts

Consider the following types of gifts, which can benefit you, our students, and the Foundation:

  • Cash
  • Securities
  • Gifts in kind
  • Life insurance
  • Bequests
  • Gift annuities
  • Matching gifts

If you wish to help secure the future of the Century College Foundation through a special arrangement, please contact the foundation office at 651-779-5532.

Corporate and Private Donors

The Foundation is grateful for the support of corporate and private donors who give scholarships for students and in-kind gifts for college programs. We also hold fundraising events with organizations and individuals to raise scholarships for students and to gain support for programs.