Greg RyckaertA Message from Greg Ryckaert, Foundation Board Chair

On behalf of the entire Black Hawk College Foundation Board, thank you for visiting our website. We hope you will look around to explore the outstanding work the Foundation provides to our students, the College and the entire Quad Cities region. In addition, I hope you will consider making a gift to the Foundation to support our important work.

The Black Hawk College Foundation Board provides oversight and direction to enhance the Foundations' mission, providing financial assistance to our students, and additional services and funding we provide to the College.

The Foundation creates an impactful investment in the Quad Cities community and the entire Mississippi Valley region—driven by our mission: "To build a culture of giving that supports student learning and enhances the position of Black Hawk College by optimizing the Foundation’s contributions through a sense of community, empowerment and growth."

The region benefits through Black Hawk College's impact on local economic development; business and industry benefit through workforce development programs; and individuals benefit through our focus on personal growth and advancement.


We are excited to share the impact of our work this past fiscal year and invite you to join us in celebrating our successes as we look forward to working with the community to fulfill our vision and support our beloved Black Hawk College community. Highlights of the 2022-23 fiscal year include:

  • Community: We created three new scholarships this fiscal year. We are grateful to our community that continues to stay engaged with the Foundation and our students.

  • Empowerment: We empowered 163 unduplicated students with scholarships with an average award of more than $1,046 per recipient.

  • Growth: Your gift today provides student success, innovation and educational excellence for tomorrow. Because of this, we were able to award a total of $170,500 in scholarships this fiscal year.

In addition we awared 24 emergency student grants. In total we made a distribution of $170,500 in scholarship funds, providing vital financial support to Black Hawk College students.

The Foundation remains in a position of continued strength financially. Driven by the desire to support more students and have more of an impact on students during the pandemic, the board decided to increase the amount of scholarship funds awarded for the coming year.


Report to the Community

Community Report

We are proud of the work we accomplished this year and the BHC Foundation's impact on our Quad Cities community. Thank you to all of our supporters for helping us fulfill our mission.

Explore our accomplishments over the past year,
download our 2023 Report to the Community (PDF).


Throughout our website, learn how our donors inspire students, honor loved ones, and/or support academic programs. We look forward to the future of Black Hawk College and hope you will join us in our mission.



Yours in service,
Greg Ryckaert
Greg Ryckaert
Board Chair




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