Faribault Area Training and Education Foundation

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Supporting Post Secondary Education and Training to Students in the Faribault Area

The Faribault Area Training and Education Foundation was founded in 1983 as the Faribault Area Vocational Technical Trust Association to promote community post-secondary education in the Faribault area. More recently it was the SCC Faribault Campus Foundation, but in August of 2023 the Board of Directors voted to transition to a broader scholarship based foundation, opening up scholarship opportunities to Faribault students going to any higher education institution. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization governed by a board of directors comprised of individuals from the area. The Foundation raises money for scholarships and programs through an annual fund drive implemented by a team of volunteers from the community. 

2023-2024 President's Message

Rick Miller, Past & Current President

It is a privilege to serve as the President of the Faribault Area Training and Education Board of Directors. On behalf of the Board members, and students who have received scholarships I want to extend a genuine and sincere thank you to all who partner to make education available and affordable in our local community and beyond.

 We are a community that values education and believe that the  investments made in our students today will have a long-lasting impact. Many generous individuals and businesses continue to provide support (time, resources, equipment, funding) to ensure cost-effective educational opportunities exist. It is exciting to see the caliber of talent committed to furthering their education. I am just excited to see those same students join our workforce with all the necessary skills needed to expand and grow our local economy.    

   Thank you to all who continue to provide support to the Foundation’s mission of supporting higher education and training. In the past we have been successful because of the support provided by many individuals and businesses. For those currently involved and engaged in the Foundation, thank you! For those looking to make a difference, please connect with the Foundation. I am sure you will find it a very rewarding experience.


Rick Miller

FATE Foundation Board President 2023-2024

SCC Faribault Campus Foundation Board President 2018-2020, 2021-2023

2023-2024 Board of Directors

Rick Miller, President

Jason Robinson, Vice President

Ken Weaverling, Secretary/Treasurer

Dr. Cheryl Freund, At-Large Officer

Dr. Dick Huston, At-Large Officer

Richard Cook

Tim Finley

Mike Gramse

Barton Jackson

Ibrahim Khalif                              

Gary Voegele

Dr. Richard Berge (Honorary Member)  




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Faribault Area Training and Education Foundation

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430 4th St. N.W. PO Box 991
Faribault, MN 55021