College Art Faculty Shows at Banfill-Locke

College Invites Public to College Hour Reading by Local Authors, Sept. 10

Anoka-Ramsey Community College Welcomes New Faculty to Fall Semester

College's Annual Prairie Home Delights Fundraiser, Sept. 25

Anoka-Ramsey Community College Welcomes Students to Fall Semester with Week of Activities

Fall Picnics Kick-Off New Academic Year at Anoka-Ramsey Community College

Anoka-Ramsey Community College Welcomes Chinese Exchange Faculty Member

Community Organizations Step Forward to Sponsor College's Annual Prairie Home Delights Scholarship Fundraiser, Sept. 25

Roles Cast in College Fall Play, "The Laramie Project"

Senator George McGovern Speaking at Anoka-Ramsey's Cambridge Campus - Public Welcome

President Johns of Anoka-Ramsey Community College Named 2008 Pacesetter of the Year

Discover Possibilities at Anoka-Ramsey Community College Open House

College Students Cut Acting Chops to Perform Intriguing Docu-Drama, "The Laramie Project" Oct. 24, 25, 30, 31, Nov. 1

Coffee House Series Rocks Anoka-Ramsey Community College Each Month, October Through April

Prairie Home Delights Grossed More Than $27,500 for Student Scholarships at Anoka-Ramsey Community College

Bachelor’s in Special Education Continues at Anoka-Ramsey Community College Through Partnership Renewal with St. Cloud State University

Cambridge Campus Hosts Renowned Author

New Season, New Coaches, New Life for Men's Basketball Program at Anoka-Ramsey Community College

New Board Members Bring Wealth of Experience to Coon Rapids Campus Foundation

College Art Faculty Curates Watercolor Invitational

New Board Member Brings Wealth of Experience to Cambridge Campus Foundation

College Offers Wide Array of Veterans' Services

Anoka-Ramsey Art Faculty Receives Printmaking Award

Anoka-Ramsey Community College Hosts Fallen Comrade Ceremony Nov. 12 to Honor Veterans

Women's Volleyball Team Forges to Successful Season Close

College Student Art Sale-Unique Gifts, Good Cause, Great Value

College Choir Performs Winter Choral Concert

KARE11 Features Anoka-Ramsey

Anoka-Ramsey Community College Proceeds Deliberately After State Deficit Announcement

Anoka-Ramsey Community College Thanks Donors at Second Annual Legacy Dinner

Anoka-Ramsey Community College Embarks on Strategic Planning Process; Public Invited

Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation Donates $25,000 for Nursing Scholarships at Cambridge Campus

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Annual Cambridge Campus Scholardazzle Fundraiser Seeks Guests, Sponsors to Support Students

College Reschedules Public Meetings for Strategic Planning

College Offers Accelerated, Eight-Week Business Courses

College Offers Unique Experience for Jazz Musicians

College Announces Cast for "Hormel Girls" Musical

Golden Rams Rally, Split Weekend Games

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Men’s Basketball falls to Madison Tech

Rams Defeat St. John's JV

Rams Split Weekend Games

The Golden Rams Split Matches in Illinois

College Thanks Donors at Second Annual Legacy Dinner

December 05, 2008
Recognizing donors and the increasing importance of public funding, Anoka-Ramsey Community College honored approximately 300 donors and guests for their support of the college's scholarship programs with the second annual black-tie Legacy Dinner, Friday, Nov. 21 at the Courtyards of Andover. The appreciation event, common at four-year institutions, was the first of its kind for a two-year institution in the Minnesota Colleges and Universities system when it debuted in November 2007.
donor recognition event Anoka-Ramsey Community College President, (left) Dr. Patrick M. Johns thanks John Gasal, Connexus Power Supply Vice President and Mike Rajala, Connexus President and Chief Executive Officer for their support of students at the second annual college donor recognition event, the Legacy Dinner, Nov. 21.

Attendees enjoyed a complimentary gourmet dinner and a program featuring guest speaker, Frank Vascellaro, WCCO News anchor, and testimonials from current scholarship recipients.

"The Legacy Dinner and award recognizes donors for the critical support they provide to higher education," says the college President Dr. Patrick M. Johns. "This event also gives donors the first hand opportunity to hear how important their support is to real people, such as scholarship recipient Dale Strelow."

Contributors who have given $50,000 or more over time to the campus foundations for scholarships were inducted into the Legacy Club, receiving individual recognition, a plaque and a glass-blown award, created by college faculty member and renowned glassblowing artist, Bob Toensing.

Legacy Award recipients at this year's event included Connexus Energy, the Kopp Family Foundation and the Ramsey Lions Club.

In addition to the Legacy Club, the campus foundations also honor donors at the following giving levels:

  • Benefactor's Club, $25,000 - $49,999
  • Fellows Club, $10,000 - $24,999
  • Honorary Club, $5,000 - $9,999
  • President's Club, $2,500 - $4,999
  • Director's Club, $1,000 - $2,499
  • Scholar's Club, $500 - $999
  • College Club, $100 - $499
  • Loyalty Club, $1 - $99

The Legacy Dinner was made possible through financial support from Connexus Energy, which contributed $10,000, thus insuring no scholarship donations were necessary for expenses.

"Connexus Energy shares the foundation's belief that it is important to show our gratitude to donors," says Evelyn Gedde, Director of Institutional Advancement at ARCC. "To paraphrase a quote from Albert Schweitzer, scholarships provided by these donors light flames within our students. For that we are all very grateful."

For more information about the Legacy Dinner event or to make a contribution to Anoka-Ramsey Community College scholarship programs, contact Evelyn Gedde at 763-433-1189.