Academic Program Support
Donors may designate their gift to an academic area, program, project, or field of study. Academic program support is needed to strengthen and enhance teaching and learning opportunities for students and faculty. Gifts provide funding for a number of needs, such as visiting instructors and/or lecturers, travel expenses for students and faculty to attend regional and national academic conferences, student participation in community service internships, or faculty participation in workshops to learn new teaching methods.
- There is no minimum amount required for a donation designated for a specific Academic Program.
- $50,000 is the minimum gift amount to establish an endowed academic program fund.
- Endowed academic funds may be named in honor of the Donors, or a name they designate, for example, in memory or in honor of loved ones.
Donors may designate their gift for the purchase of equipment, such as computers; or they may designate where it is to be invested, such as a library or technical lab. Capital improvements enhance teaching, learning, and administrative facilities. The needs are varied and include the library, computer laboratories, technical laboratories, classrooms, media centers, existing building renovation, and new facility construction.
- Unrestricted donations to the Annual Fund support capital improvements.
- $100,000 is the minimum gift amount to establish an endowed capital improvement fund designated for a specific area, such as the library, nursing or computer laboratories.
- New construction, renovations, or retrofitting of an existing area of the College may be named for the Donors, or a name they designate, for example, in memory or in honor of loved ones, based on the following gift criteria:
- The minimum gift amount required to name an existing building is one-half of the total cost of the renovations.
- The minimum gift amount required to name a new building is one-half of the total construction costs.
- The minimum gift amount required in naming a particular area of the College -- such as a classroom, laboratory, conference room, or student area -- is the total cost of the renovations and/or retrofitting.
Donors may designate their gift to support faculty salaries and specify the academic program, such as Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, Automotive Collision Repair, Automotive Technology, Building Trades, Business Technology, Computer-Aided Drafting Technology, Electric Power & Distribution, Information & Network Technology, Practical Nursing, Registered Nursing, or Welding.
Faculty support is essential for the recruitment and retention of highly qualified professors and to maintain a low ratio of faculty to students that allows for close interaction and maximum learning.
- There is no minimum amount required for a donation designated for faculty support in a specific area.
- $25,000 is the minimum gift amount to establish a faculty-endowed fund designated for a specific purpose.
- $500,000 is the minimum gift amount to establish an endowed instructorship.
- $1,000,000 is the minimum gift amount to establish an endowed chair.
- Endowed instructorships or chairs may be named in honor of the Donors, or a name they designate, for example, in memory or in honor of loved ones.
Gifts to the General Fund are used at the discretion of the President of Manhattan Area Technical College. Donations to the General Fund are vitally important for they give the President the opportunity to address unexpected and urgent expenses related to student education, academic programs, and/or community outreach.
- There is no minimum gift amount required for a donation designated for the General Fund.
- Are not applicable to the General Fund.
- Donors may designate their gift to a specific area of need. They may also designate how the gift is named, or if they wish to remain anonymous. The following defines the five areas of need: Student Scholarships, Faculty Support, Academic Program Support, Capital Improvements, and the General Fund.