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Connecting with you is our priority. It is important to us to develop and nurture relationships between the college and alumni, current students, parents, donors, other friends of the college, businesses, service organizations, corporations, foundations, and government agencies. The resulting synergy helps transform students' lives—today and for generations to come.

The two foundations at Anoka-Ramsey are 501(c)(3) non profit organizations that function as avenues for gifts and grants that benefit the college and our students.

Community Newsletter

We invite you to read the Winter 2019 issue. Click the cover image below to view.

  • We are proud of our alumni and hope to continue to strengthen our relationship with you.

    Read success stories by our alumni

    We invite Anoka-Ramsey Alumni to:

    Share Experiences

    Contact us at 763-433-1130 or email Foundation@anokaramsey.edu

    From the courses to take at a particular college to career-specific advice based on the jobs you've had, you have experience that our students would benefit from sharing.  We would enjoying hearing from you.

    Stay Connected or ReConnect with Us

    Watch for events and other opportunities to gather, work or learn together with students, alumni, faculty and staff, and members of our greater community. Check the college calendar often to find a list of this semester’s featured events.

    Provide Your Address to Receive Event Updates & Alumni Newsletter

    If you would like to receive the alumni newsletter at your home or business, please email us your address at Foundation@anokaramsey.edu.

  • The Cambridge Campus Foundation encourages, accepts and administers gifts and grants that provide financial support for students and projects that would not be possible through regular college funding structures. The Foundation's primary goal is to make college affordable and accessible through scholarships to area residents who want to pursue post-secondary education.

    Board Members 2019-20

    Chair Christine Miller
    Vice Chair Paul Sanders
    Treasurer Kelby Jennissen
    Secretary Carrie Doom
    Directors Al Baas
    Adam Curtis
    Carrie Gibbs
    Mick Hartnett
    Judith Kissner
    Tim Nelson
    Julie Tooker
    Ex-Officio & Staff Kent Hanson, Ph.D. President
    Jamie Barthel, Executive Director
    Steve Crittenden, Interim VP of Academic and Student Affairs
    Andrea Hevern, Administrative Specialist
    Lisa Sisson, Database Manager
    Faculty Representative Peter Wahlstrom
  • The Coon Rapids Campus Foundation promotes an awareness and understanding of the College and its educational, cultural and developmental value to the surrounding communities. Foundation volunteers accept donations for scholarships and other enrichment projects not provided through regular college funding.

    Board Members 2019-20

    President MariBeth Olson
    Vice President George Ellis
    Treasurer Scott Hudson
    Secretary James Hansen
    Directors

    Lora Anderson
    Pamela Demmer
    Tyler Eubank
    Timothy Fischer
    Sandi Hitch

    Greg Olson

    Jim Skelly
    Mike Wolf

    Ex-Officio & Staff Kent Hanson, Ph.D. President
    Jamie Barthel, Executive Director
    Andrea Hevern, Administrative Specialist
    Lindsey Schiller, Development Director
    Lisa Sisson, Database Manager
    Faculty Representative  
    Student Representative Musawwar “Silver” Alvi
  • The Anoka Technical College Foundation, the Anoka-Ramsey Community College Foundation – Coon Rapids, and Anoka-Ramsey Community College Foundation – Cambridge takes pride in the accuracy and integrity of the fiscal management and financial reporting within all three foundations.  Staff and leadership within the three foundations are assisted in its day-to-day financial work through a contractual relationship with a reputable, national CPA firm, CliftonLarsonAllen.  This firm has significant expertise working with non-profits, foundations, and higher-education.  It is a well-respected firm that employs more than 4,500 professionals, including more than 1,800 CPAs, and serves approximately 150,000 clients across the country. 

    Every three years, CPA firms are required to obtain an independent peer review of their system of quality control for their accounting and auditing practice. The most recent peer review report received by CliftonLarsonAllen expressed a rating of “pass,” which is the most positive report that can be received.

    In addition, the three foundations undergo an independent financial statement audit once every three years. During the off years, each foundation undergoes an independent financial statement review by a well-established and reputable CPA firm, BerganKDV.  BerganKDV has more than 60 years of experience working with the nonprofit community. In the most recent independent financial statement audits for Anoka Technical College Foundation and Anoka-Ramsey Community College – Cambridge Foundation, the auditors have expressed an “unmodified” opinion.  Simply, an “unmodified” opinion is a clean opinion stating the financial statements are presented, in all material respects, in accordance with the applicable financial reporting framework. The independent financial statement audit for Coon Rapids is scheduled for this year.  We expect an “unmodified” opinion at the end of this audit as well. 

  • Scholardazzle
    Friday, Jan. 31, 2020

    Join us for one night to impact student lives through scholarships! Check back in Fall 2019 to register for next year's event.

    Thank you to our 2019 presenting sponsor First Bank & Trust and our sapphire, diamond, emerald, and ruby sponsors for supporting Cambridge Campus students. Thank you to all those who attended and donated time or gifts for making this year’s Scholardazzle successful.

    Golf Tournament

    More than $29,000 was raised for student scholarships through the 28th Annual Anoka-Ramsey Foundation Golf Tournament. The support of our sponsors, golfers, volunteers, and other donors means that even more student lives can be positively transformed on the Coon Rapids Campus this year. Thank you to all who continue to encourage and support Anoka-Ramsey students!

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