Who we are

  • Southwest Tech staff and students pose by a check that represents the $35,000 gift from the Professional Staff Association (PSA) to the Southwest Tech Foundation to create the Forever Fund.

  • John Schindler, retired auto body instructor, sponsored the Giving Tree for LaVerne “Shot” Doll and Maurie Thole. At the ceremony John spoke about the impact they had on his life and the Auto Body Repair program at Southwest Tech.

  • Southwest Tech retirees are invited back to campus in the spring and fall for a Retiree Reunion

  • Southwest Tech Ag scholarship recipients and their scholarship donors pose for a photo during the 2016 Scholarship Banquet.

  • Kathy Borowski – Former colleagues and family members sponsored a tree for the late Kathy Borowski, a retiree of Southwest Tech. She will long be remembered as someone who had a gift to make friends, and even in the most difficult times she was able to laugh and find humor when others couldn’t.

  • Southwest Tech Foundation board members Lori Barry and Sheila Ruchti, pose with Lori’s husband Steve and District Board Member, Jim Kohlenberg during the 2016 Charger Golf Classic.

  • Our grateful students took the time to sign this thank you card for all of the generous donors that support Southwest Tech.

  • 25 participants participated in the alumni event, Welding 101 and made unique yard art to take with them.

  • The Wisconsin Association of College Stores donated $1,000 to the Southwest Tech Foundation and bookstore staff directed the funds to be used for 4 student support funds. Pictured are Southwest Tech staff and students Holly Clendenen, Foundation Executive Director; Rex Smith, Dining Services Manager and Feed a Charger founder; Courtney Friese, nursing student; Nancy Devlin, Bookstore Manager; Jen Fonder, Bookstore Assistant; Christina Lutz, nursing student; and Chantel Hampton, Social Science Instructor and Little Red Basket founder.

The Foundation's mission is to promote learning through funding and activities that enable Southwest Tech to provide opportunities for success.

Student-support programs funded by the Foundation work toward eliminating barriers in students' lives so they can go on to achieve success in and out of the classroom. These programs include, but are not limited to:

  • Tuition scholarships
  • Transportation assistance
  • Student short term emergency funding programs

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Workforce education means good-paying jobs, healthy families and a strong community. That's why the Southwest Tech Foundation knows that when it comes to scholarships, every dollar counts. For our students, your gift provides a critical financial lifeline. With broad support from friends and partners just like you, we are able to make great things come alive for our students, our community and our economy.

Southwest Wisconsin Technical College Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation with Federal Tax ID #39-1828080.