MPTC Foundation Makes College Dreams Come True


Monday Morning

We had 18 members at Monday’s meeting along with our guest speaker, Dana Knebel from the Moraine Park Technical College Foundation and five Fond du Lac High School Key Clubbers, Megan Buechel, Ali Gedlinske, Annie Moore, Priya Pathore and Alma Enciso.  President Charlene announced that the Oshkosh Mid-Morning Club is having a 40 Year Anniversary Celebration on November 14th from 5:30 – 9:00PM.  More details to follow but sounds like it might make a good InterClub opportunity.  Happy Bucks were offered by Gary Miller for his birthday, Vickie Goldapske for surviving her first practice as Jack’s 3rd grade basketball coach, Bob Kahl for his son’s victory party after Tuesday’s election, Steve Millin for a Badger road win, Charlene Pettit for a safe trip back to Iowa although for a sad reason and Jim Freiberg for a Wednesday with no political ads.  Gary Ring was the 50/50 Raffle winner and he drew the winning Queen of Hearts.  The pot topped out at $711 so Gary won $355.50.  Congrats Gary.  Next week’s drawing will start all over with 52 cards.  Thanks everyone for playing.

Dana Knebel, MPTC Foundation

Dana Knebel, Director of College Advancement at MPTC joined us on Monday morning to talk about the MPTC Foundation. Established in 1976, the Moraine Park Foundation works to advance the College’s mission within the Moraine Park District by seeking an added measure of financial support used to offset the financial strain felt by Moraine Park students.  Although the majority of funding for the College comes from tax revenues and student fees, these sources do not meet all the needs for student scholarships, emergency financial assistance, or community partnerships. Through the years, the 12-member Foundation Board has significantly grown the Foundation endowment and annual fund and, subsequently, disperses an average of $140,000 in scholarships and $30,000 in emergency aid annually, most of which is gifted by service clubs, community members, and business and industry.

Dana handed out materials that described an exciting new opportunity for friends, alumni, students, staff, faculty and businesses to be part of MPTC’s new Student Services Center addition to the Fond du Lac campus. They invite you to create a lasting memory in honor of a family member, retiree, workgroup, business, student group, loved one, friend, or other important person in your life through a PERSONALIZED BRICK.

The engraved bricks will add life to the walkway around the flagpoles near the new main entrance frequented by students, staff, alumni and community members. The brick pavers are available in two sizes: 4×8 inches and 8×8 inches and cost $100 and $200 respectively.  These engraved bricks can commemorate such events as:

  • Births/Birthdays
  • Memorials
  • Graduations/Retirements
  • Dedications
  • Personal Achievements
  • Slogans/Quotes
  • Honoring Loved Ones
  • Weddings/Anniversaries
  • Business Partnerships