Dawson College Foundation

                                                Give Local “Dawson College Foundation!!”

The Dawson College Foundation participated in a nation and local day of giving in May 2015.  Along with other Glendive nonprofits, we encouraged everyone to give to their favorite local charities.  Local advertising for this day of giving was sponsored by the Montana Community Foundation.

We want to thank all of you who joined in millions of others around the country who showed their support for their favorite charities by giving financially.

And thank you all who contributed to the Dawson College Foundation!

The Dawson College Foundation is a non-profit organization 501(c)(3) established to raise funds that support and promote the welfare of Dawson Community College and its students.  Funds are used for student scholarships, equipment, physical projects, student-life enhancements and other areas not normally supported by state and local funds.  The Foundation manages a permanent endowment for the support of these efforts.  Since its inception in 1963, the Foundation has been governed by a volunteer board of directors.

Board Members
Melonie Beeler President
Craig Anderson Vice President
Lea Ringen Executive Director
Tim Matteson Treasurer
Kathy McLane Secretary
Michael Simon College President
Daryl Clingingsmith Open Seat
Paul Hopfauf Tim Mort
Kyle Johnson Lance Silha
Open Seat Kathleen Zander


Contact Us

Dawson College Foundation

300 College Drive

Glendive, MT 59330

Phone: 406-377-3396

Toll Free: 1-800-821-8320

Fax: 406-377-8132

Lea Ringen phone: 406-377-9425, e-mail: [email protected]

Office Hours: Tuesday and Wednesday, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.



Annual Fund

Each year the Dawson College Foundation calls on friends like you to give generously to support and promote the welfare of Dawson Community College.  The Dawson College Foundation solicits and administers gifts to benefit DCC and its students.  Donations to the Dawson College Foundation are used as scholarships for deserving DCC students, and to fund programs and projects to enrich the educational experience at the college.

Donations to the Foundation can be made in the form of money, stocks, real estate, and other property.  Although real estate and other property must be evaluated and accepted, such donations often make a great deal of sense for the donor, and are genuinely welcomed by the Foundation.  Donations are welcomed in any amount, and at any time.  Membership donations fall into the following categories:


Up to $25









Sustaining Member $1,000-$4,999

Lifetime Member

$5,000 & above

The names of Lifetime Members are inscribed on a permanent plaque displayed at DCC.  Most donations are given without restrictions; however, donors may request that their gifts be used for specific purposes, such as scholarships in particular programs.

The success DCC enjoys today is due in large measure to support from alumni and friends.  Thank you for your continued commitment to DCC.

Whatever the amount, your gift to the Annual Fund it is important because it has an immediate and tangible impact on students, faculty and academic programs. Annual Fund gifts may be restricted to a particular program, department, scholarship, or left unrestricted to be used by the College where the need is greatest. You can make an annual gift to the Dawson College Foundation using one of the following methods:

Pledges enable donors to plan a personal giving program that is both convenient and tax-wise. A pledge may enable a donor to consider a more significant gift than would have been otherwise possible. Terms for payment on pledges are flexible and at the discretion of the donor.

Cash is often the most convenient form of giving. Cash gifts are fully deductible for federal income tax purposes, provided deductions are itemized.

Securities may be made as outright gifts, as a payment on a pledge, or to establish a planned gift. Stock certificates may be assigned directly to the Foundation or may be electronically transferred through the donor’s broker. The average market value of the stocks on the date of transfer will determine the value of the gift for tax purposes. In addition to receiving federal and state tax deductions based on the full fair market value, capital gains tax is avoided when stock is transferred directly to the Foundation. Please consult with a Foundation staff member before a transaction is made to secure asset transfer information.

Direct Mail
All of our alumni and friends are given the opportunity to make a gift each Spring by mail. When you receive a request for support from your college please take a moment to review the funding needs that appeal to you. Whatever the amount of your gift, it will make a difference.


License Plates

You can purchase your Dawson Community College plates for an additional $35 at the time of vehicle registration.  Of that fee, $30 will be transferred to the Collegiate License Plate Endowed Scholarship. Your $30 can be claimed on your tax return as a tax-deductible contribution. Parents, friends, students and alumni, this is a wonderful way to show your support for Dawson Community College.



Mail your donation to:

Dawson College Foundation
300 College Drive
Glendive, MT 59330


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Phone: 1.406.377.3396 | Toll-Free: 1.800.821.8320 | Fax: 1.406.377.8132