Invest in Community Vitality. Invest in NICC.

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Giving to Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) offers distinct advantages over pulling out your wallet to participate in a coast-to-coast long distance telethon. Residents of northeast Iowa support NICC because they see the positive return on their investment every day in their communities.

There are many ways to invest through NICC, and gifts need not be exclusively financial in nature. Business professionals provide input on workforce initiatives. Volunteers with years of industry experience lend their expertise to tutor students in career and technical programs. Large employers in northeast Iowa  provide the best technology and equipment that NICC students will use in their careers.

Of course, direct financial support to scholarships has a powerful impact on students’ lifelong personal and professional success and on the economic well-being of the communities in which they live. Support for scholarships and the creation of endowments provide resources for hundreds of students each year whose career goals would not be possible without a college education.

With these goals in mind, the NICC Foundation works to ensure excellence in education and the academic programs and activities of NICC through charitable giving. From 2012-2013, the Foundation awarded a total of $176,988 in scholarships to 346 students and has awarded more than $4.5 million in NICC Foundation scholarships since 1984.

By investing in NICC and the Foundation, donors continue to provide opportunities that:

Inspire students to reach their education goals in a challenging and learning-centered environment

Impact community vitality through job creation and economic development which strengthens the economic health of our region

Invest in skilled workforce training to meet the needs of local employers

Because of this support and generosity, NICC students look for ways to give back to their local communities.

“Once you’ve made it successfully yourself, you can give back to your school, to others and to the community. Volunteerism is a big thing to me,” said Dan Joyce, an Associate of Arts student at the Peosta campus who plans to transfer to Luther College in Decorah after graduation.

Your contributions make a difference in the success of NICC students, your local community college and the vitality of communities throughout northeast Iowa.

To learn more about ways to give, contact Julie Wurtzel, executive director of the NICC Foundation at the Calmar campus, at 800.728.2256, ext. 218, or Barb O’Hea, director of the NICC Foundation at the Peosta campus, at 800.728.7367, ext. 284.

There are many ways to invest through NICC, and gifts need not be exclusively financial in nature. Business professionals provide input on workforce initiatives. Volunteers with years of industry experience lend their expertise to tutor students in career and technical programs. 

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