Gail Morrison and her kids
Special Grants for Single Parents

Our goal is to provide $1,000 grants for 10 single parents each year, to help them stay on track with their education.

"Single parents work so hard to raise families and be a model to their children. I can't think of a better way to improve lives, families and communities." - Gail Morrison

When you educate parents, you educate future generations. Make a difference with a gift today!

Gail's Fund

Established in 2017, Gail's Fund will provide emergency help to single parents who find themselves in a financial crisis that may prevent or delay their continued enrollment at Inver Hills Community College.

Our goal is to provide $1,000 grants for 10 single parents each year, to help them stay on track with their education.

"Single parents work so hard to raise families and be a model to their children. I can't think of a better way to improve lives, families and communities." - Gail Morrison

When you educate parents, you educate future generations!

Access to high quality, affordable post-secondary education, especially for those that face financial barriers, is crucial. Having been a single parent, Gail Morrison not only understands there are significant challenges single parents face, but there is exceptional value to obtaining a post-secondary education, well into the next generation.

According to the Institute for Women's Policy Research, approximately 2.1 million student parents attend two-year institutions, representing 30% of the entire community college student body, and over half are single parents. Student parents often have significant financial challenges and are more likely than their counterparts without children to be low-income (2014).

I'm so grateful!
"I was a single parent while in the Inver Hills Nursing program. When I started the program, I didn't know how I was going to cover all of the expenses and applied for scholarships and grants like this one, to help with childcare. I was able to focus on my studies and was offered a RN position upon graduation. I have been employed at Regions Hospital ever since. I am so grateful for grant opportunities at Inver Hills Community College." - Maria Backstrom, Klas Scholarship recipient

You can make a difference with a gift today!

In her 15 years with the Inver Hills Community College Foundation, Gail Morrison's contributions are remarkable. Since 2002, the Foundation has generated over $8 million in total contributions and revenue. Scholarships and assistance were awarded to more than 3,000 students and 121 programs were supported.

"I'm very grateful to have worked in a field I care so deeply about. And, I'm very lucky to work with wonderfully dedicated, donors, volunteers, and partners. My sincere thanks to all of you!" - Gail Morrison

GAIL'S FUND: $50,000 GOAL

Help a single parent stay on track with a gift to the IHCC Foundation - Gail's Fund

Please consider a gift or a multi-year pledge of $250, $500 or $1,000.

$1,000 makes all the difference to a family by addressing a financial emergency and allowing the student to stay in school.

Gail's Fund is currently $20,000

fund goal

Help us reach our goal

Donate Online Giving or call today at 651-450-3714

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