Foundation History

The Perry Technical Foundation was established as a 501(c)(3) organization in 1993, to support the needs of students attending Perry Technical Institute. Through development with private donors, employers, community partners, and grant opportunities, the Foundation seeks support to finance three fundamental initiatives:

  • A comprehensive scholarship program
  • Educational programming by means of equipment needs and capital improvement projects
  • Provide loan assistance if financial aid or other methods of support are not available

In 2019-2020, Perry Technical Foundation awarded students with more than $400,000 in scholarship support.  

In 2021, Perry Technical Foundation awarded an additional $120,000 in scholarships thanks to the first “Win A Home” raffle fundraiser.

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Currently, the Perry Technical Foundation is lead by a board comprised of twelve directors, one trustee, and three staff members, who oversee the general operations and fundraising activity.

  • President: Christine Cote
  • Vice President: Pat Sundquist
  • Secretary: Tressa Shockley
  • Treasurer: Cathy Sterbenz

Directors: Steve Altmayer, Don Carrell, Robert DiPietro Jr., Sally Douglas, Jon Durand, David Gonzales, Jake Jundt(Trustee), Brian Koenig, Trent Marquis, Gary Price, Lowell Sak, Julie Valdez

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