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Matching Donor Gift Doubles Support to Students In Need

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The Student Emergency Fund is a short-term, emergency assistance program made possible through the generosity of NWTC employee giving, the NWTC Educational Foundation, fundraisers across the College, and funding from state grants. The fund was established to assist students with immediate financial needs to help them stay in school. Vehicle repairs, gas cards, and bus passes are just a few of the expenses that may be covered by this fund.

The NWTC Educational Foundation has a generous donor commitment from the Rhoades Sanford Foundation to match up to $35,000 in gifts made by June 30, 2021 to support the NWTC Student Emergency Endowment. This means your gift provides double the support to students!

More than 900 NWTC students participated in a recent survey regarding their basic needs. Of these 900+ students, 61% experienced at least one form of basic needs insecurity, including:

  • 36% who experienced food insecurity in the prior 30 days,
  • 52% who experienced housing insecurity in the previous year, and
  • 11% who experienced homelessness in the previous year.

Interested in supporting these students through the NWTC Student Emergency Endowment – and doubling your donation through the Rhoades Sanford Foundation matching gifts?

  • Visit to get started.
  • Select "Student Emergency Endowment" as your gift designation.
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