Designated Funds

Designated funds support a specific charitable organization or organization.

Field of Interest Funds

Field of interest funds support a specific, broad purpose.

Scholarship Funds

Scholarship funds support recipients with costs associated with a post-secondary education.

Wolverine Fund

The Wolverine Fund is a designated fund that provides support forĀ  the co-curricular activities (as defined by the Minnesota State High School League) within ISD 2909, Rock Ridge Public Schools.

This fund, the former Blue Pride FundĀ  was established in 2001.

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Lou's Closet Fund

The Lou’s Closet Fund is a designated fund that provides support for students within the ISD 2909, Rock Ridge Public Schools. Its first initiative is to provide quality, functional items of seasonally appropriate school clothing to students whose families or guardians lack the resources to provide such items.

The Fund’s second initiative is to provide for corrective eyewear and other necessary items for eligible students to improve and encourage their educational outcomes.

This fund was established in 2014.

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Friends of the Library Fund

The Friends of the Library Fund is a designated fund that provides support for literature and learning through assistance to the Virginia Public Library including capital projects, materials, and programming.

This fund was established in 2003.

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Fund for the Arts

The Fund for the Arts is a field of interest fund established to provide support for arts and culture in the greater Virginia area.

This fund was established by P&H Mining Equipment, through the Joy Global Foundation in 2009.

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Dr. Marvin H., Joseph E., & Susie Skaurud Scholarship FundFund

This scholarship fund was established to provide scholarship awards to Virginia students who have demonstrated high academic performance.

Dr. Marvin Skaurud was a 1932 graduated of Roosevelt High School. He was a World War II veteran who served in the U.S. Navy as an ensign. Dr. Skaurud dedicated his life to education, holding a bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees in history from the University of Minnesota. He was a longtime history teacher for the Minneapolis school system and a professor for the University of Maryland.

This fund was established in 2017.

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Garett Plotnik Memorial Scholarship Fund

This scholarship fund was established to provide scholarship awards to Virginia students who are actively involved in extra-curricular activities, have outdoor interests, and demonstrate characteristics of a positive role model.

Garett Plotnik was a 1991 Virginia graduate. He was an excellent hockey player in high school and is remembered for his “wicked slap shot.” Garett was a talented skeet shooter who enjoyed fishing, and hunting.

This fund was established in 2012.

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Parks, Lakes and Recreation Fund

The Parks, Lake and Recreation Fund is a field of interest fund established to support and promote recreational projects within the boundaries of the City of Virginia.

This fund was established by P&H Mining Equipment, through the Joy Global Foundation in 2012.

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Rock Ridge Education Fund

The Rock Ridge Education Fund is a designated fund that provides support for enriched learning experiences, creating community connections to the class room, enhancing available school resources, and providing the best educational opportunities for all students within ISD 2909, Rock Ridge Public Schools.

This fund, the former Virginia Education Fund was established in 2007.

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George Munig Economic Scholarship Fund

This scholarship fund was established to provide scholarship awards to Virginia students who are interested in the study of Economics or other business-related fields.

George Munig taught senior social studies, including economics, civics and psychology at Virginia High School for 31 years.

This fund was established in 2017.

Dr. Halvor & Emily Olson Scholarship Fund

This scholarship fund was established to provide scholarships to Virginia students who are studying at the University of Minnesota in the area of Liberal Arts.

The fund was established in 2018.