LEAGUE grant applications available

Now through Jan. 31, the LLCC Foundation is accepting applications for LEAGUE grants. Faculty and staff make these grants possible through their generous giving to the annual faculty and staff campaign each spring known as LEAGUE.

The LLCC Foundation will award approximately $10,000 as a direct result of the success of the annual faculty and staff campaign. Grant guidelines, application and budget worksheet are available here, or may be obtained at:  www.llccfoundation.org/educational-support.

Donations to the LEAGUE campaign support LLCC students through the LEAGUE grant program, scholarships and other funds, including the “Pay It Forward” fund that helps students with emergent needs. Each year approximately 40 percent of LLCC faculty and staff support the LLCC Foundation through this campaign. Our thanks to our generous faculty and staff for contributing more than $53,000 to the 2017 LEAGUE campaign!

Again, the application deadline is Wednesday, Jan. 31 at 5 p.m. Awards will be announced at the LEAGUE kickoff on Mar. 28. Please contact the LLCC Foundation at 786-2785 for more information.

Donate to LEAGUE campaign by April 28 for chance to win!

It’s not too late to make your annual contribution to the LLCC Foundation through the LEAGUE Campaign. Donate to LEAGUE choosing payroll deduction by Friday, April 28 at 5 p.m. to be entered into a drawing for lots of great prizes including gas cards, gift cards and baskets and $150 cash donated by members of the LLCC Cabinet.  Complete the form 2017 Enrollment Form and return to the Foundation to be entered into the drawing.

Thank you to the nearly 150 people who have donated more than $47,000 so far. Your gift makes an impact on the lives of our students by supporting scholarships, grants and more.

And the LEAGUE winners are…

Congratulations to the following winners in the 2017 LEAGUE Campaign:

  • Soodi Nassirpour – $168.50 in the 50/50 cash drawing.
  • Dee Krueger – AMC Theatres movie passes
  • Janice Lovekamp & Nicole Ralph – Sparkling Clean Car Wash gift certificates
  • Jennifer Ramm – first $150 cash drawing (thanks to members of the Cabinet who donated). 
  • And the winner of the LEAGUE Door Decorating Contest for their entry of Finance-opoly was the Finance Department. Finance Department staff members win a jeans day in May.

Thanks to all who participated in the LEAGUE fun!  There is still time to donate to the LEAGUE Campaign and be eligible for more prizes and another cash giveaway of $150 if you choose payroll deduction.  Just complete the LEAGUE enrollment form (2017 Enrollment Form) and return to the Foundation.

LEAGUE Kickoff tomorrow!

Get Your Game On for the LEAGUE Kickoff! 

All faculty and staff are invited to join the LEAGUE Committee for lunch, fun, prizes and a little friendly competition at the annual kickoff luncheon of the LEAGUE Campaign tomorrow, Tuesday, March 28 from 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. in the Student Union.
Here’s what’s in store:

  • Jennifer Ramm and friends will play as you feast on pizza, salad and breadsticks beginning at 11:30 am.
  • Play super-size editions of JENGA, Pickup Sticks and Connect Four.
  • Test your knowledge during LLCC Trivial Pursuit to earn a spot unwrapping the fabulous prizes in the saran wrap ball game.
  • Contestants will try fill to match answers with celebrity panelists in LLCC Match Game.
  • Vote for your favorite department or center in the LEAGUE door decorating contest.
  • Make your annual donation to the LEAGUE Campaign using the 2017 Enrollment Form. All size gifts are welcome and gifts are given at various levels for donating:

2017 Thank You Gifts

$20+ per pay or $480+ per year – All items
$10 per pay or $240 per year – T-shirt
$7 per pay or $168 per year – Fleece blanket
$5 per pay or $120 per year – 16 oz. tumbler
$2 per pay or $72 per year – Cell phone stand

  • $10,000 in LEAGUE grant awards will be announced at the end of the program.
  • Join your colleagues in the A. Lincoln Commons afterwards for the Innovation Celebration and ice cream sundae bar.

Thanks to all of you who help our students each and every day and to our prize sponsors:

AMC Theaters
Country Market
Firehouse Subs
Food Fantasies
Knight’s Action Park
Jennie O’Malley and Austin Simpson
Lindsay Martin, Lula Roe
Papa Murphys
Road Ranger LLC
Sparkling Clean Car Wash
St. Louis Cardinals
Wild Birds Unlimited

2017 LEAGUE kickoff is almost here!

The 2017 LEAGUE kickoff is Tuesday, March 28! You are invited to join the LEAGUE Committee at 11:30 a.m. in the Student Union for pizza, salad and breadsticks.  Enjoy the music of Jennifer Ramm and Friends and play some favorite games including super-size editions of JENGA, Pick Up Sticks and Connect Four.  It’s “Game On!” as we play LLCC Match Game and LLCC Trivia Pursuit for your chance to win fabulous prizes.

Decorate your office door using a board game theme by noon, Monday, March 27. Send photo to Barbara.Eades@llcc.edu for faculty/staff to vote for their favorite at the LEAGUE Kickoff.

There’s still time to participate in the LEAGUE Door Decorating Contest. Check out the Foundation’s door and buy 50/50 tickets while you’re there for a chance to win cash!

Tickets are just $1 each, 6 for $5 or 18 for $10.

You can make your donation to the LEAGUE Campaign now or at the kickoff–2017 Enrollment Form.  LEAGUE is the annual giving campaign for LLCC faculty and staff to make charitable donations for grants, programs, scholarships and other important needs.  The campaign always features a lot of fun, but the dollars raised are for a serious purpose – to support our students.  So on their behalf thank you!

Stop by the Foundation today, level one, Menard Hall, and join the LEAGUE!

What is LEAGUE?

LEAGUE is an acronym for Leaders Establishing Annual Gifts Underwriting Education and is the annual opportunity for LLCC faculty and staff to make charitable donations back to the college.  LEAGUE Game On logo final colorFunds raised go directly to support LLCC students through scholarships, grants and other Foundation funds.  No LEAGUE dollars are used for operating expenses for the LLCC Foundation.

Nearly half of all LLCC faculty and staff donate to the LLCC Foundation. Besides the great work you do every day, LLCC faculty and staff truly support their own.  Join us for the kickoff celebration of this year’s LEAGUE campaign on Professional Development Day, Tuesday, March 28 at 11:30 am in the Student Union.

Why give?

Most people say a personal connection is the main reason for charitable giving and because they feel it’s the right thing to do.  And what better investment than our students?  You’re truly making their lives better with the gift of education.

LEAGUE Office Door Decorating Contest Guidelines – GAME ON!

LEAGUE Game On logo final colorAre you up for a little fun and creative competition with your fellow faculty and staff members?  Do you enjoy a friendly game now and then? Join the LEAGUE Committee for a little fun and excitement in anticipation of this year’s annual faculty and staff giving campaign known as LEAGUE with the the LEAGUE Door Decorating Contest! The department with the most votes will be declared the winner and will win a jeans day in May. See the guidelines for more details: LEAGUE Door Decorating Contest Guidelines with Photos


LEAGUE grant application deadline is approaching

Applications for LEAGUE grants are due in the LLCC Foundation Tuesday, January 31, at 5 p.m. Grant guidelines, the application and budget worksheet are available here or on the Foundation website. Approximately $10,000 will be awarded at the LEAGUE kickoff luncheon on Tuesday, March 28.

Faculty and staff make these grants possible through their generous giving to the annual faculty and staff campaign each spring. Thank you!

If you have any questions, please contact the Foundation at 786-2785. Again, the application deadline is Tuesday, January 31 at 5 p.m.