The Tech Parents Annual Fund, administered through COMPASS, was instituted in 1998 in an effort to support student organizations. Questions and comments regarding the Tech Parents Annual Fund should be directed to Heather Simpson. Activities and events that have been supported include:
- Speakers and programs.
- Non-alcoholic social and community building events.
- University traditions (such as K-Day, Family Weekend, Homecoming, Winter Carnival, and Spring Fling).
- Travel to professional development opportunities, such as conferences and networking events.
- Participation in national and regional competitions.
- Events that encourage involvement in the Michigan Tech and campus communities.
Giving to the Tech Parents Annual Fund
If you would like to contribute to the fund, please see the Michigan Tech Giving page for the Parents Fund. Giving to the Parents Annual Fund ensures that the activities and events the Fund supports continue now and in the future.
Request to the Tech Parents Annual Fund
Before applying for funding from the Tech Parents Annual Fund, it is important that all requesting organizations or departments read and understand the Parents Fund policy and evaluation rubric. Requests to the Parents Fund are initially evaluated based on the criteria in the Parents Fund rubric. We recommend using these documents to help prepare your request.
If you would like to request funds from the Parents Fund, please complete the online request form. All supporting documentation should then be emailed to email@example.com. Your request is not considered complete until all required materials are received.
Tech Parents Annual Fund Committee Meetings
All requests for funding from the Tech Parents Annual Fund will be evaluated by the Tech Parents Annual Fund Committee. The committee will meet at 9:00 AM every other Thursday beginning September 19 and continuing for the duration of the 2013-2014 academic year. In order to be considered by the committee, all documents related to a Parents Fund request must be submitted two days prior to the committee meeting.