About Us

Established in 1972, the Western Foundation is committed to investing in the strength, vitality, and flexibility of our technical college, students, and graduates and the benefit they provide to our communities.​ The foundation has responded to the needs of western Wisconsin, supporting Western’s transformation into the multi-campus college it is today. View our 2015-2016 Annual Report.

Our vision is to be

  • A resourceful organization that takes pride in providing student accessibility to the college through scholarships, grants, distance education, and is committed to meet student future-needs in a rapidly changing technological society. 

  • A strategically-focused organization to provide opportunities for students to be successful in achieving their goals by providing funding for equipment and staff development. 

  • A visionary organization that recognizes the need for continuous staff development and provides the financial resources necessary to keep pace with our rapidly changing technological society. 

  • A dedicated organization committed to maintain its leadership among the nation's top two-year college foundations in its ability to acquire and manage public and private resources. 

  • An innovative organization that recognizes the importance of business and industry to the economic well-being of the community, and supports the college's commitment of providing life-long learning with technical and customized training for business.

The Western Technical College Foundation is an independent, tax-exempt, 501 (c) (3) charitable, nonprofit organization.

Foundation Board

The Western Technical College Foundation is led by a Board of Directors that provides strategic direction for scholarship and foundation programs. These volunteer directors serve as advocates for Western Technical College and the students we serve.

View current board members.

Foundation Staff

Contact us

Learn more about scholarship endowments and legacy giving. Call the foundation or email us.