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Make a Gift

Contribute to the growth and success of your community

Your gift to the BTC Foundation is an investment in the future and vitality of south-central Wisconsin. It provides students with scholarships, grants and an endowment for the future.

Thousands of people every day help Rock and Green counties thrive, thanks to the skills they honed at Blackhawk Technical College. Perhaps you are an alumnus whose BTC education helped you achieve your goals. (If so, make sure you are registered with the BTC Alumni Association.) Or you may be the owner, operator or manager of a business that benefits from the employment of skilled BTC graduates. Or maybe you are a neighbor, who recognizes the value that a quality technical college brings to your community.

Whatever the reasons, your contributions help assure that Blackhawk Technical College will continue to keep south-central Wisconsin working.

Ways you can help 

student holding large check standing next to employeesThe BTC Foundation exists thanks to tax-deductible contributions from people like you, and businesses like yours. Such gifts may take the form of: 

  • Gifts for scholarships or the endowment
  • Gifts for capital and building campaigns
  • Donations of equipment, supplies, property or real estate 
  • Planned giving or legacy gifts

In addition to financial and capital contributions, the foundation welcomes gifts of time, energy, advice, guidance, and leadership to support the college in carrying out its purpose.

Contribute for Scholarships

The desire for a better life motivates Blackhawk Technical College students to work hard and achieve their academic goals—often while juggling work and family responsibilities. In the past few years, students’ financial hardships have increased while financial aid funding has substantially decreased. More students than ever are applying for limited scholarship dollars.

Here’s how you can invest in BTC students:

General Scholarships

Minimum gift: None

The easiest way to transform a student’s life. Individuals, businesses and organizations may donate any amount to the BTC Foundation General Scholarship Endowment or Annual Scholarship fund.

Named Annual Scholarships

Minimum gift: $500 per year

Honor a loved one, establish a legacy or celebrate success. A named annual scholarship creates a personal connection between Blackhawk Technical College students and an individual, business or an organization. Donors may specify award criteria to reflect values and objectives. 

Endowed Scholarships

Minimum gift: $10,000

Make a lasting difference in the lives of students by establishing an endowed scholarship. An endowment requires a minimum gift of $10,000. Created through a gift, bequest, charitable remainder trust, or existing life insurance policy or current gifts, an endowment is the best way to ensure your gift honors your passions and values in perpetuity. Each year, five percent of the fund balance is awarded to a BTC student, allowing the fund to continue growing.

Scholarships administered by the Blackhawk Technical College Foundation:

  • Bill Flatt Memorial Scholarship
  • Blackhawk Tech Faculty Federation Scholarship
  • BlueScope Scholarship
  • Carrie Steinborn-Rebman Memorial Scholarship
  • Culinary Arts Externship Awards
  • Daniel J. Hartstern Memorial Scholarship
  • Dody Murray Memorial Award
  • Elizabeth Woodruff Foundation Scholarship
  • Francis and Barbara Stauner Memorial Scholarship
  • Golden K Kiwanis of Janesville Scholarship
  • Goodwill of Northern IL Scholarship
  • Grainger Tools for Tomorrow Scholarships
  • GROWMARK, Inc. Scholarship
  • Harry Spohnholtz Memorial Scholarship
  • James McWayne Memorial Award
  • JP Cullen & Sons Scholarship
  • Judy Meidl Memorial Award
  • K. Eugene and Judith Bostian Scholarship  
  • Lois Jacobs Award
  • Lou Chalk Scholarship
  • Mercy Nursing Alumnae Association Award
  • Mielke Memorial Fund
  • Nancy B. Parker Nursing Scholars Program
  • Olson Family Scholarship
  • Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship
  • Scholarship for Multi-Ethnic Students
  • Violet Radel Memorial Award
  • Wes Story Memorial Scholarship
  • WHA Foundation Scholarship
  • Wini Babler Memorial Award
  • Women with a Vision Scholarship

The Blackhawk Technical College Foundation, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that receives, holds, and disburses funds for the betterment of the college and its students. The BTC Foundation is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
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