NPCC Electrical Technology program to benefit from North Platte Giving Day

landon hart
Monday, April 22, 2024

Donations to the North Platte Community College Foundation on Giving Day will be put toward a new building for the college’s Electrical Technology program.

North Platte Giving Day is a 24-hour fundraising event that encourages charitable contributions to local nonprofits, one of which is the NPCC Foundation. It happens every year, and this year, falls on May 8. Gifts can be prescheduled beginning Thursday.

“The electrical technology program has seen full enrollments with occasional waitlists of students over the last several years,” said Ryan Purdy, college president. “That, coupled with the large demand from employers for residential and commercial electricians as well as electrical automation engineers, led us to pursue the expansion of our electrical technology building. The expectation is to increase enrollment significantly to meet workforce demands. I would like to thank those who have already committed to helping make this project a reality.”

The total cost of the project is estimated to be about $5 million. Of that, $3 million will come from the college’s capital levy, and the remaining $2 million will be privately raised through the NPCC Foundation.

As an incentive, the NPCC Foundation announced a match for all Giving Day donations to the Electrical Technology program up to $25,000.

“The North Platte Community College Foundation Board is honored to be a part of making this capital campaign a reality,” said NPCC Foundation Board Chair, Daren Wilkinson. “As a professional in the construction industry, I see the demand every day for quality electricians. Encouraging NPCC electrical program alumni, industry partners and other interested donors to help get this project to the finish line through a matching grant was an easy decision for the board. I would like to say thanks in advance to those considering a donation to such a worthwhile project.”

Gifts are tax deductible. They can be submitted online under the NPCC Foundation section of the Giving Day website at

Checks can be mailed to: Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation, P.O. Box 1321, North Platte, NE 69103 or dropped off in person at the Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation office, 121 N. Dewey St., Suite 112 in North Platte between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Donations to the NPCC Foundation can also be made at any time throughout the year by contacting Jake Rissler, director of Institutional Advancement, at or (308) 535-3754.