Educational Institutions

Wisconsin Foundation of Independent Colleges, Inc.

  • Milwaukee, WI
  • www.wficweb.org

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Mission Statement

The Wisconsin Foundation for Independent Colleges, Inc. (WFIC) empowers students in their pursuit of higher education, civic engagement and career exploration.

Main Programs

  1. College Readiness
Service Areas

Self-reported

Wisconsin

WFIC supports college students at Wisconsin's 20 independent universities and colleges with scholarships.

ruling year

1956

Principal Officer

Self-reported

Mr. Mark Torinus

Keywords

Self-reported

Higher education, scholarship, pre-college, high school, college, university, graduates, partnership, collaboration, community development, workforce, career, mentoring, internship, Wisconsin, disadvantaged, underserved, minority, low income, community development, youth services

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Also Known As

WFIC

EIN

39-6068752

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (O12)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (S12)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

College Readiness

1) WFIC collaborates with community-based organizations and parents to deliver pre-college services and to provide college access to underserved youth in Wisconsin. 2) WFIC supports Wisconsin college students at the 20 independent universities and colleges with scholarships. 3) WFIC works with college, business and civic leaders to achieve the mission and create innovative workforce partnerships and solutions. 4) WFIC is market driven and pro-active in providing relevant career and workforce partnership programs for high school graduates and college students: College-to-Work Internships, Nonprofit Capacity Building, and the Wisconsin Insurance Education Initiative.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Adults

Budget

$522,559.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Wisconsin

WFIC supports college students at Wisconsin's 20 independent universities and colleges with scholarships.

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Financials

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Wisconsin Foundation for Independent Colleges
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Wisconsin Foundation of Independent Colleges, Inc.

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mr. Mark Torinus

BIO

President Mark E. Torinus is a Dartmouth College graduate with a major in government and a minor in urban studies. He has completed graduate work in nonprofit management at the University of Illinois. After 16 years in journalism, and after owning three businesses, Mr. Torinus joined WFIC as President in February 1996. He contributes more than 20 years of communication and project management experience. Mr. Torinus was also recently elected to the board of the Foundation for Independent Higher Education, our national partner headquartered in Washington, D.C. Native to Green Bay, members of the Torinus family have attended seven of the twenty independent colleges and universities in Wisconsin.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Robert E. Puissan

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