What Is The Viking Fund?
The Jefferson College Foundation encourages faculty, staff, friends, supporters, vendors, community members and alumni to support the College by making an annual gift to the Viking Fund. Gifts from our donors to the Viking Fund strengthens Jefferson College's ability to serve students through scholarships, teaching innovations, updated technology, comprehensive programs, and facility improvements, which positively impacts their lives and preserves the high-quality education they receive at Jefferson College.
As a donor, you may decide where your gift is applied, whether it is the area of greatest need or designate your gift to help support scholarships or the program of your choice. Every gift is greatly appreciated and makes a difference in the lives of students and Jefferson College as a whole.
What Does A Gift To The Viking Fund Support?
Jefferson College receives its funding from tuition and fees, local property taxes and state aid. Because the Jefferson College Board of Trustees is committed to keeping education affordable, the Board has been hesitant to raise significant revenue through large tuition increases. State funding resources have decreased dramatically the last several years, with no increase in aid on the horizon. The College relies on Viking Fund contributions to broaden the range of available resources for our students.
Beyond the satisfaction of giving to a vital and growing institution, your gift will offer tangible rewards. You will help us provide student scholarships to individuals from all walks of life, and you will help prepare a strong future workforce right here in your own community, as 90 percent of graduates in the area will remain in Missouri and 75 percent plan to stay in Jefferson College's multi-county service area.
But don't take our word for it! Click here to meet Jennifer, and hear in her own words how the Foundation was able to help. Jennifer is a graduate of our Occupational Therapy Assistant Program. During her final semester and only two months from being eligible to graduate, she found herself facing financial obstacles that were completely outside her control. The situation was bleak, and she wasn't sure she could continue with college due to the financial stress she suddenly was under. That's when two of her instructors stepped in, and put her in contact with the Jefferson College Foundation. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, Jennifer received emergency funding that provided her with the financial relief she needed to complete the program and graduate on time, so that she could begin making a life for her, her children, and her family.
When you give to the Viking Fund, we will put your dollars to work immediately. Your gift will help students, develop new programs, and meet the education and training needs of our community. You can rest assured that your donation is meaningful and makes a world of difference - no matter the amount you give!
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