DCTC Foundation Receives Xcel Energy Grant

Published on: July 30, 2012

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$10,000 donation will fund Electrical Lineworker scholarships

DCTC Dean Mike Opp, DCTC Electrical Lineworker Instructor Steve Addy, Xcel Energy Manager of Community Relations and Economic Development Colette Jurek, DCTC Executive Director of Foundation and Alumni Tharan Leopold, DCTC Electrical Lineworker Instructor Dale Olofson

DCTC Dean Mike Opp, DCTC Electrical Lineworker Instructor Steve Addy, Xcel Energy Manager of Community Relations and Economic Development Colette Jurek, DCTC Executive Director of Foundation and Alumni Tharan Leopold, DCTC Electrical Lineworker Instructor Dale Olofson

The Dakota County Technical College Foundation received a $10,000 grant from Xcel Energy to fund scholarships in the college’s Electrical Lineworker program. Xcel Energy invests in its local communities with grants, charitable contributions and volunteer time. Through its focus area grants, the company supports nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations that improve science, technology, engineering, economics and math education; improve and enhance the natural environment; help individuals achieve economic self-sufficiency; and that provide access to arts and culture.

“DCTC has a strong, longstanding partnership with Xcel Energy,” said Executive Director of Foundation and Alumni Tharan Leopold. “The college community, especially students in the Electrical Lineworker program, have benefited tremendously from Xcel’s generosity.”

“The success of our company is directly related to the health of our communities,” said Monique Lovato, Xcel Energy’s director of Corporate Giving. “While Xcel Energy’s employees invest in our local communities with charitable contributions and volunteer time, these grants are another way Xcel Energy shows our commitment to improving the quality of life in the towns and cities we serve.”

For more information about the DCTC Electrical Lineworker program, contact:
  • Steven Addy
    Electrical Lineworker Instructor
    651-423-8252
  • Dale Olofson
    Electrical Lineworker Instructor
    651-423-8351
For more information about the DCTC Foundation, contact:
  • Tharan Leopold
    Executive Director of Foundation & Alumni
    651-423-8293

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