ATCC Foundation Philosophy


Our vision is that all students have the opportunity to reach their career aspirations.


The Alexandria Technical & Community College Foundation exists to support the mission of the college:

Alexandria Technical & Community College creates opportunity for individuals and businesses through education, innovation, and leadership. The college's high-quality technical and transfer programs and services meet their needs, interests, and abilities and strengthen the economic, social, and cultural life of Minnesota's communities.

Strategic Priorities

Alignment: We will invest in understanding and championing the needs of the college.

Leadership: We will develop and support a team of leaders to build and sustain a culture of philanthropy.

Students & Alumni: We will cultivate meaningful and mutually beneficial relationships with our students and alumni.

Community: We will engage and mobilize our community in support of education from the inside out.

Board of Directors

  • Erin Berns (President)
  • Shari Laven (Vice President)
  • Stuart Henrickson (Treasurer)
  • Mike Cass (Secretary)
  • Paul Anderson
  • Kim Barse
  • Shannon Berns
  • Nicole Fernholz
  • Carmon Watkins


  • Frank Starke


  • Michael Seymour