Incorporated in 1979, the Vermilion Campus Foundation supports the college in providing exceptional, affordable education to Vermilion students. The Foundation works closely with Vermilion staff and faculty to support academic excellence, professional success, and community involvement. The Foundation awards academic scholarships and facilitates programs that are designed to help students overcome financial burdens keep them on course for degree completion. The Foundation also collaborates with the Vermilion Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee.

In 2022, Vermilion College became part of Minnesota North College. This transition offered great support and excitement to both the college and the foundation. Though Vermilion now stands as one of five Minnesota North campuses, the Vermilion Campus Foundation remains true to its original intent: to support the students and community of Vermilion Campus.

The mission and vision of the Vermilion Campus Foundation are supported by many friends and devoted alumni who have both witnessed and experienced how education can change lives and alter paradigms. We hope you will join us!

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Mission & Vision


The mission of the Minnesota North – Vermilion Campus Foundation is to seek, accept, and administer financial and material gifts for the benefit of the Vermilion Campus and its students and promote a stronger awareness of the bond between Minnesota North – Vermilion Campus and the communities it serves.


A bond between community and institution that supports monetary giving and an enriching educational experience unburdened by financial hardship.

Contact Us

Vermilion Campus Foundation
Beth Chapman – Executive Director

Board of Directors:

Sheri Isreal – President

O’Niell Tedrow – Vice-President

Deb Miller – Secretary

Tom Pustovar – Treasurer

Derek Lossing

Colin Yahnke

Chad Boedeker

Anne Folz

Trent Janezich – Exec Director of Advancement (Ex-officio)

Chris Koivisto – Vermilion Dean (Ex-officio)

Mailing Address:
Minnesota North – Vermilion Campus Foundation
1900 E Camp Street
Ely, MN 55731