Established in 1987, the Anoka Techinical College Foundation’s purpose is to obtain and distribute the resources necessary to support the students, faculty, programs, and vision of Anoka Tech. The foundation provides support to the college in a variety of ways, including scholarships and program support.
Over the past 30 years, the foundation, with the help of its many generous donors, has provided over $5 million in support of Anoka Tech students and programs.
To obtain and distribute the resources necessary to support the students, faculty, programs and vision of Anoka Technical College.
Karen Skepper, Director of Community & Government Relations
Board Vice Chair
Dennis Carter, Consultant
Dan Thomsen, Vice President, Northeast Bank
VP Business Banking Liaison
21st Century Bank
Director of Operations
Kingston Technology Consultants
AID Electric Corporation
VP & CFO
Mate Precision Technologies
VP of Employee Services
Director of Surgical Services
North Memorial Health
Tara Thurs Divisional HR Director
Manufacturing Cell Manager
Owner, Tolerance Masters
Ex-Officio & Staff
Kent Hanson, Ph.D. College President
Dimitria Harding, Ph.D. VP of Academics & Student Affairs
Dawn Easley, Dean of Academic Affairs
Brian Schelkoph, Faculty
Robert Perez, VP of Finance & Administration
Pete Gravett, Outsourced Development Director
Lara Wood, Foundations Administrative Specialist
The Anoka Technical College Foundation, the Anoka-Ramsey Community College Foundation Coon Rapids Campus, and Anoka-Ramsey Community College Foundation Cambridge Campus take pride in the accuracy and integrity of the fiscal management and financial reporting within all three foundations. Staff and leadership within the three foundations are assisted in its day-to-day financial work through a contractual relationship with a reputable, national CPA firm, CliftonLarsonAllen. This firm has significant expertise working with non-profits, foundations, and higher-education. It is a well-respected firm that employs more than 4,500 professionals, including more than 1,800 CPAs, and serves approximately 150,000 clients across the country.
Every three years, CPA firms are required to obtain an independent peer review of their system of quality control for their accounting and auditing practice. The most recent peer review report received by CliftonLarsonAllen expressed a rating of “pass,” which is the most positive report that can be received.
In addition, the three foundations undergo an independent financial statement audit once every three years. During the off years, each foundation undergoes an independent financial statement review by a well-established and reputable CPA firm, BerganKDV. BerganKDV has more than 60 years of experience working with the nonprofit community. In the most recent independent financial statement audits for Anoka Technical College Foundation and Anoka-Ramsey Community College Cambridge Campus Foundation, the auditors expressed an “unmodified” opinion. Simply, an “unmodified” opinion is a clean opinion stating the financial statements are presented, in all material respects, in accordance with the applicable financial reporting framework. The independent financial statement audit for Coon Rapids is scheduled for this year. We expect an “unmodified” opinion at the end of this audit as well.