Dakota College at Bottineau – Foundation

What We Do


Need more information or have questions?

Please reach out to Leslie Stevens, Foundation Director at 701-228-5613

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Annual Fundraising Events

Evergreen – Saturday, Sept. 28

Evergreen, our largest fundraising event, is held annually in the fall. This fundraiser includes a buffet dinner, silent auction, raffles and a live auction. All gift items for this event are generously donated by businesses, individuals, organizations, artists and craftspeople from Bottineau and the surrounding area. Proceeds from Evergreen are used for student scholarships, recruitment and the promotion of Dakota College at Bottineau.

Lake Metigoshe Wine Trek – Saturday, July 13

Enjoy a beautiful afternoon in August sampling wine and appetizers. This event has between 10 to 12 stops at local businesses around Lake Metigoshe. Best enjoyed with a special friends or group of gal pals to taste the best around and new wine coming out for the Fall. All proceeds go to support student scholarships for the DCB Foundation.

Please help make a positive impact on DCB students, the Bottineau region, and the State of North Dakota by supporting the Center for Rural Health Education.

North Dakota Needs More Nurses

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There is a critical shortage of nurses at the national, state, and local levels. Healthcare facilities across North Dakota are affected by the shortage, but smaller communities are particularly challenged. The lack of skilled nursing caregivers prevents local hospitals from accepting more patients because they cannot handle the current patient load.

This chronic shortage of nurses results from a decline in recently educated nursing students. DCB has set a goal of increasing enrollment in the Dakota Nursing Program from 30 students to 60+ students by 2028. By increasing the number of nursing graduates, DCB will help solve rural North Dakota’s nursing shortage. You can help Dakota College at Bottineau can meet its goal to educate more nurses by supporting the Center for Rural Health Education.

The Center for Rural Health Education at Old Main

Old Main bldgThe DCB Foundation will remodel the historic Old Main building to significantly increase classroom and laboratory capacity through the creation of the Center for Rural Health Education. By remodeling Old Main instead of building new, we can save a piece of DCB history as well as save costs. The remodel will allow for a more efficient and effective facility layout by providing class-to-class organization and state-of-the-art training capabilities. Future DCB nursing students will learn in a high-tech nursing classroom/lab that simulates real hospital settings in the key areas of pediatrics, emergency, childbirth, and surgery. DCB will truly be a healthcare education hub in North Dakota!

How Can You Help?

There are two ways you can help Dakota College at Bottineau meet its goal to educate more nurses.

  1. Encourage the young people in your life to consider the nursing profession! Job satisfaction and security, as well as good pay and advancement opportunities are some of the benefits of becoming a nurse. A caring personality, aptitude for science, and an interest in helping people are some of the qualities of a great nursing student.
  1. Consider a financial donation to the DCB Center for Rural Health Education. Please give what you can to the Renovate Old Main Campaign to create the Dakota College at Bottineau Center for Rural Health Education. Any amount will make a difference. With your help, DCB will train more nurses to fill the desperate need in North Dakota so your loved ones can receive medical care closer to home.

If you would like to make or discuss a donation in support of the Center for Rural Health Education, please contact Leslie Stevens, Executive Director of the DCB Foundation, at 701-228-5613 or leslie.stevens@dakotacollege.ed

Can YOU help us reach our capital campaign goal?

Our Goals are:
  • Save money, honor history and build a state-of-the-art facility at Old Main.
  • Meet the need to combat the shortage of medical nurses in North Dakota.
  • Heavily increase the enrollment of nursing students.

Old Main Renovation Commemorative Tile

Honor your FAMILY • PARENTS • CHILDREN forever by purchasing a tile in Old Main.

By purchasing a tile you’ll support the renovation of the OLD MAIN Rural Health Education Center for Nursing and Allied Health Programs. Tiles are $500 each.