To all who contributed to DREAMS, we thank you! From the donors who supplied hundreds of wonderful gifts, to the supporters who purchased them, we are humbled. The Alumni Foundation supports NDSCS by providing scholarships, departmental needs, hosting events, and building relationships with our alumni who are eager to give back. DREAMS helps us to not only reach our goals, but exceed them in many ways. Thank you for making DREAMS what it is!
The 27th Annual DREAMS Auction is April 8, at the Wahpeton Event Center. While tables are sold out, the online auction is open to everyone. Bidding will open on Thursday, April 7 at noon. The silent auction will close at 8:30 p.m. and the premier auction will close at 9:30 p.m. on April 8. Stay tuned for more details on how to register and preview the items.
Over 70 friends and alumni gathered at Superstition Springs Golf Club in Mesa on February 18. Kim Nelson, Executive Director, and Jane Vagnsness Frisch, Vice President of Student Affairs and Strategy, hosted the luncheon, which included a College update. Reconnecting with alumni is always fun, but even more so when it's sunny and warm!
Each year, the Foundation hosts scholarship luncheons to bring students and donors together. The first luncheon was held October 27, and the second one was December 1. Approximately 265 students and donors were present at the two events. The luncheons are a wonderful time for students to meet the individuals and businesses behind the scholarships they receive.
The Alumni Foundation participated in Philanthropy Day on November 15, by holding a 24-hour online "Giving Day". As part of the Foundation's fall campaign, Giving Day is intended to attract and reach donors online, who are looking for a great cause on Philanthropy Day. Several alumni and friends participated for a total of $4,695. The Alumni Foundation is grateful for your support and investment in NDSCS and its students.
Donors make a HUGE difference to students at NDSCS. We are excited to kick-off our annual fall campaign, "The Tradition of Success Continues". Through the generosity of our alumni, friends, and business community, we are able to award over $830,000 in scholarships this year! The mission of the Alumni Foundation is to support and assist those activities that strengthen NDSCS. Together, we can continue the tradition of achieving great things with and for NDSCS!