The Inver Hills Foundation devotes money and resources to students, faculty and staff seeking educational excellence in Inver Hills Community College, two-year college in MN

The Inver Hills Foundation promotes Inver Hills Community College by building partnerships with area high schools, businesses, community organizations and government agencies. We build capacity by securing financial and other resources that further the mission of the college. We assist students, faculty and staff seeking educational excellence.

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Kimberly Shaff
Interim Executive Director

Elsbeth Howe
Development Director

Chris Hinrichs
Foundation Business & Accounting Coordinator



Blackbaud Data Security Incident

Inver Hills Community College (the "College") has learned of a ransomware attack of its donor management software vendor, Blackbaud, which may have allowed access by an unauthorized individual to not public data on students, alumni, and employees. Much of the data stored by Blackbaud is considered directory information under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and is therefore public data under Minnesota law. However, the College disclosed some not public data to the Inver Hills Foundation and those data elements were stored by Blackbaud and accessible in the attack. Such information may have included contact information, major, Tech ID number, date of birth, marital status, ethnicity, philanthropic interests, and donation history. Blackbaud asserts that the attacker did not access credit card information; any bank account information or social security numbers were encrypted and not accessible to the attacker.

For a full report from Inver Hills Community College contact Lisé Freking, Director of Strategic Marketing at Communications, at

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