Foundation

AGC of Minnesota Foundation

The AGC of Minnesota Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that provides scholarship aid to students who have a career interest in construction, and to related organizations that support the Minnesota construction industry. Contributions are tax-deductible, and may be mailed to:

AGC of Minnesota Foundation
525 Park Street, Suite #110
St. Paul, MN 55103

GIVING BACK THROUGH PLANNED GIVING

Consider making the AGC of Minnesota Foundation part of your planned giving!  By designating the Foundation as a preferred charity in your estate planning, you benefit the entire construction industry in Minnesota through the sponsorship of construction education. 

The construction industry is populated by a great many entrepreneurial stories where family-owned businesses have prospered into successful enterprises.  Many of those success stories are rooted in personal dedication, sacrifice, education, and opportunity borne of collective activism and industry engagement.  Giving back to those who have contributed to our success is too often an afterthought, when what is needed is foresighted planning.  A “road map” showing where to go and how to engage. 

Thinking about end of life decisions to distribute assets where you prefer is not easy. To give direction for those thoughts and to identify a pathway for giving back to the industry, the AGC of Minnesota Board of Directors has approved a Legacy Giving designation.  The Legacy Giving document allows people to designate the AGC of Minnesota Foundation as a beneficiary of various estate assets or other gifts and memorials, clarifying the specifics of where those gifts should be applied. 

The construction industry is often described as a big family of family-owned and operated businesses.   Thank you for considering AGC of Minnesota's Legacy Giving option to pass your legacy to the next generation of industry leaders!

Scholarships

AGC of Minnesota has a strong tradition of providing scholarships to outstanding students studying for careers in the construction industry. AGC has three scholarship categories: AGC Foundation Scholarships will be awarded to students who are currently enrolled in an accredited post-secondary institution in a construction field.

In addition, two legacy scholarships are awarded annually:

The Charles S. McCrossan Scholarship will be awarded to a Minnesota resident majoring in a construction career with an emphasis on civil engineering and/or road/bridge construction management. C.S. McCrossan founded his own Minnesota-based highway/heavy civil company in 1956 and over the last 50+ years, the business has grown into a diversified general contractor company which continues to be owned and operated by the McCrossan family. Charles S. McCrossan passed away in 2017, leaving a legacy of industry advocacy and giving. 

The Kraus-Anderson Insurance Scholarship was created in honor of the legacy of Kraus-Anderson insurance executive Dennis Diessner, a long-time AGC of Minnesota Foundation volunteer. This scholarship is awarded to an outstanding individual pursuing a professional degree in commercial construction at an accredited post-secondary institution.

Scholarship applications are closed for 2024.  Recipients will be notified by June 21. Scholarship recipients will be notified by June 21, 2024. Successful candidates are expected to attend the AGC Golf Tournament Friday, August 2, 2024 (Keller Golf Course) to be recognized and receive the award.