Community Partners

ARCS Foundation Minnesota welcomes the support of Minnesota corporations and foundations.  These corporate donors support ARCS Foundation scholar awards, underwrite the Minnesota Chapter Scholar Awards Event, or contribute to General Operating or Scholar Award Funds.

Corporate sponsorship creates a mutually-beneficial relationship.  As students receive local corporate support for their education, they also become the skilled workforce that companies want to attract to succeed in an increasingly competitive global environment. These corporations know the value in attracting stellar individuals to Minnesota.

Here are examples of how our Corporate Sponsors have assisted us in our first six years of operation.

 

ADC Telecommunications (ADC) – since acquired by TE Connectivity – was the first corporation to provide a named scholar award for our Chapter.  This Award was presented in the fall of 2010 to Coty Jen for her study at the University of Minnesota in mechanical engineering.  TE Connectvitiy is a leading global provider of connectivity products for wireline, wireless, cable, broadcast and enterprise networks.  They offer end-to-end network infrastructure solutions supporting “quadruple-play” services of video, data, voice and wireless that global carriers require to retain subscribers and generate new revenue.

ADC believes that its future and the future of our country’s economy depend on a highly-educated and talented workforce.  Support of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education at all levels is a strategic focus of their Foundation's giving program, along with support for non-profit access to technology. The company understands the value of attracting outstanding students to our region. The University of Minnesota has provided incubation for new businesses and business ideas that have produced direct benefits to our state through investment and employment opportunities.

ADC Foundation's support of ARCS scholars illustrates the leveraging power of partnerships among private enterprise, public institutions, and nonprofit organizations. In an era of increasingly constrained resources, these kinds of creative approaches maximize the value of donors’ dollars and organizations’ budgets.

 

Thomson Reuters provided an undesignated financial contribution which contributed to our scholar award pool.  Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information and data for businesses and professionals.  It combines industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the financial, legal, tax and accounting, healthcare and science, and media markets, powered by the world's most trusted news organization.

Thomson Reuters provided an undesignated financial contribution which contributed to our scholar award pool.  Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information and data for businesses and professionals.  It combines industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the financial, legal, tax and accounting, healthcare and science, and media markets, powered by the world's most trusted news organization.

Fredrickson Communications provided administrative support, database access, and personnel to ARCS Foundation Minnesota during its start-up phase from 2009-2011.  Fredrickson Communications is a leader in the business of corporate learning.  It provides corporations with expertise in the areas of custom eLearning development, technical communications, Learning Management System optimization and support, and user interface design and usability testing services. 

Lola Fredrickson is the CEO of Fredrickson Communications and has played a lead role in the formation of the Chapter.  She is also the ARCS Light Award recipient from the Minnesota Chapter in 2011