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The Benefits of Giving

Anoka-Ramsey Community College continues to offer its students the lowest-priced tuition and fees of all public colleges in Minnesota. Yet, Minnesota’s students pay the third highest tuition in the United States among two-year public colleges. Students borrow at least twice as much for higher education today than they did 10 years ago. The challenge of rising tuition is compounded by larger price tags on textbooks and supplies, transportation to and from campus, and childcare. For some students, the financial obstacles are so high that they don’t even consider pursuing an education.  They lose, their families lose, and the community loses.

Direct and Indirect Benefits

When you make a gift to one of ARCC’s campus foundations or to the College, you will always be recognized with a thank you letter.  However, you will enjoy other benefits, too:

  • The satisfaction of helping someone else achieve important goals
  • An invitation to the spring scholarship luncheon where you meet recipients
  • Copy of the new colorful ARCC magazine titled Crossings
  • Your name listed in the ARCC Annual Report, which is mailed to over 7,000
  • Invitations to Breakfast with the President
  • Features in press releases or College news articles
  • A complimentary invitation to the annual donor recognition event called The Legacy Dinner
  • Contributing to the economic health of your local community

Giving Clubs

In appreciation of charitable gifts contributed to the mission of the Anoka-Ramsey Community College campus foundations or the College, we recognize the cumulative giving of donors on both an annual and lifetime basis through the following giving clubs:

  • Legacy Club: Gifts and/or planned gifts of $50,000 +
  • Benefactors Club: Gifts from $25,000 through $49,999
  • Fellows Club: Gifts from $10,000 through $24,999
  • Honors Club: Gifts from $5,000 through $9,999
  • President’s Club: Gifts from $2,500 through $4,999
  • Director’s Club: Gifts from $1,000 through $2,499
  • Scholar’s Club: Gifts from $500 through $999
  • College Club: Gifts from $100 through $499
  • Loyalty Club: Gifts from $1 through $99

Jamie Barthel

Executive Director of

PWT & Institutional Advancment



Cambridge Foundation


Coon Rapids Foundation


Important Dates