LEAGUE drawing winners

Congratulations to Cynthia Smock and Kirk Yenerall! Each won $150 in the LEAGUE drawing. LEAGUE, which is an acronym for Leaders Establishing Gifts Underwriting Education, is the college’s annual faculty and staff giving campaign. Those who made a donation to LEAGUE were entered into the drawing. LEAGUE cash prizes were made possible by members of the LLCC Cabinet.

Nearly $40,000 was raised in support of students and programs at LLCC through the campaign. Thanks to all who made contributions! If you would still like to make a donation to the LEAGUE campaign, please contact the LLCC Foundation at llccfoundation@llcc.edu or call 786-2255.

New LLCC scholarships available

Did you know that you can choose where your money goes when you donate to the annual faculty and staff campaign known as LEAGUE which stands for Leaders Establishing Gifts Underwriting Education? You can designate your LEAGUE gift for the Pay It Forward student emergency assistance fund, LEAGUE grants, the greatest needs of the college, the general scholarship fund or for one of these newly established scholarships:

  • Stand Together Scholarship (black students with financial need, any major)
  • Sam Germann Aviation Scholarship (powerplant and aviation mechanics majors)
  • Lorie Anne McDonald Scholarship (education majors),
  • Edwards Family Memorial Scholarship (nursing majors)
  • Kevin Cory Scholarship (past/present members of the Central Illinois Boys & Girls Club, any major)
  • Judith L. and Donald T. Anderson Scholarship (agriculture majors).

It’s not too late to make your annual gift to the LEAGUE campaign. To date, more than 100 faculty and staff have contributed over $40,000. Email or call the LLCC Foundation at 786-2797. For more information on designating your gift, please contact Barb Eades, at Barbara.Eades@llcc.edu or by phone at 786-2255.

Have you seen the LEAGUE video?

Star-studded cast delivers fetch LEAGUE video

Review by Barbara Eades, LLCC Foundation

Featuring a star-studded cast of LLCC faculty and staff, the LEAGUE video will have you rolling in the aisles … or rolling your eyes anyway.

The first half of the video is downright hilarious, but then it takes a turn focusing on a more serious note as the true meaning of the LEAGUE campaign is revealed. Spoiler alert: LEAGUE is an acronym for Leaders Establishing Gifts Annual Underwriting Education and is actually a campaign for the benefit of our students and programs. We see cameos from Dr. Warren, Stacey Olson, Dean Butzow and others who help us navigate through the twists and turns of making a donation.

Do yourself a favor during this time of social distancing, and check out the LEAGUE 90s video. It’s three and half minutes of pure entertainment! We give it five stars!

Note: It’s not too late to make your contribution or pledge to the LEAGUE campaign. To date, approximately 100 faculty and staff have pledged nearly $40,000 to help our students. Contact the LLCC Foundation at llccfoundation@llcc.edu or call 786-2797.

New LEAGUE video

Back to the 90s. LEAGUE. LLCC Foundation 2020Do you remember the 90s? Did you have a favorite TV show, band or movie? Watch the new LEAGUE video as LEAGUE committee members reminisce about their favorite memories of the 1990s.

LEAGUE, which is an acronym for Leaders Establishing Annual Gifts Underwriting Education, is the annual faculty and staff giving campaign. Donations benefit our students in the form of scholarships, various program funds, the Pay It Forward fund and LEAGUE grants which provide classroom materials, equipment and other enhancements. As a donor, you decide where you direct your contribution!

It’s not too late to make your contribution or pledge. Contact the LLCC Foundation at llccfoundation@llcc.edu or call 786-2797. Payroll deductions begin July 15. Anyone making a donation will be placed into a drawing for two $150 cash prizes donated by members of the LLCC Cabinet. Booyah!

Do you know your 90s trivia?

Back to the 90s. LEAGUE. LLCC Foundation 2020Test your knowledge of LEAGUE 90s trivia. Everyone who guesses will be entered into a drawing for a prize. You don’t have to answer correctly to win! Watch for questions and submit your answer by email to llccfoundation@llcc.edu.

The answer to the previous LEAGUE 90s trivia question hairstyles popular in the 1990s was a.) Curtained hair – which featured a center part.

Today’s LEAGUE 90s trivia question:

Which artist had the most number one hit songs during the 90s?
a. Madonna
b. Janet Jackson
c. Whitney Houston
d. Mariah Carey

Submit your answer by email to llccfoundation@llcc.edu for a chance to win. Congratulations to the previous winner Bert Sneyd.

If you have not made your donation to LEAGUE, there is still time. Ask for a form when submitting your answer to the LLCC Foundation. Donations benefit our students and programs. If you make a donation to the LEAGUE campaign by June 30, your name will be entered into a drawing for two $150 cash prizes made available thanks to the LLCC Cabinet.

Do you know your 90s trivia?

Back to the 90s. LEAGUE. LLCC Foundation 2020Test your knowledge of LEAGUE 90s trivia and you will be entered into a drawing for a prize! Watch for questions, and submit your answer by email to llccfoundation@llcc.edu to win.

The answer to the previous LEAGUE 90s Trivia Question about what game used milk cap discs made of cardboard and slammers was d.) Pogs.

Congratulations to previous winners: Melissa Franzen and Claire Gordon.

Today’s LEAGUE 90s trivia question:

Which of these hair styles was popular in the 1990s?
a. Curtained hair
b. Mop-top
c. Quiff
d. Mohawk

Submit your answer by email to llccfoundation@llcc.edu for a chance to win.

If you have not made your donation to LEAGUE there is still time. Ask for a form when submitting your answer to the LLCC Foundation. Donations benefit our students and programs. If you make a donation to the LEAGUE campaign by June 30, your name will be entered into a drawing for two $150 cash prizes made available thanks to the LLCC Cabinet.

Do you know your 90s trivia?

Back to the 90s. LEAGUE. LLCC Foundation 2020The LEAGUE Committee had some fun in store for the kickoff of this year’s annual faculty and staff giving campaign. Test your knowledge of 90s trivia, and you will be entered into a drawing for a prize! Watch for questions, and submit your answer by email to llccfoundation@llcc.edu to win.

Congratulations to the winner of the first LEAGUE 90s trivia question, Nichole Coffey!

The answer to the LEAGUE 90s Trivia Question from Thursday about which hockey icon announced his retirement in 1999 was Wayne Gretzky. Wayne was in Edmonton, Alberta for most of his career.

Today’s LEAGUE 90s trivia question:

Popularized during the early 1990s, what game used milk cap discs made of cardboard and slammers?
a. Push Pops
b. Clackers
c. Discman
d. Pogs

Submit your answer by email to llccfoundation@llcc.edu for a chance to win.

If you have not made your donation to LEAGUE there is still time. Ask for a form when submitting your answer to the LLCC Foundation. Donations benefit our students and programs. If you make a donation to the LEAGUE campaign by June 30, your name will be entered into a drawing for two $150 cash prizes made available thanks to the LLCC Cabinet.

Do you know your 90s trivia?

Back to the 90s. LEAGUE. LLCC Foundation 2020The LEAGUE Committee had some fun in store for the kickoff of this year’s annual faculty and staff giving campaign with a 90s theme. Test your knowledge of 90s trivia, and you will be entered into a drawing for a prize! Watch for questions and submit your answer by email to llccfoundation@llcc.edu to win.

Yesterday’s LEAGUE 90s Trivia Question:

Tonka, a toy company known for building trucks, created which doll during the nineties?
a. Polly Pocket
b. Care Bears
c. Cupcake Dolls
d. Cabbage Patch Dolls

The answer is (c.) Cupcake Dolls. The dolls were designed to resemble Southern Belles. Thanks to all those who submitted answers. A name will be drawn to win a LEAGUE prize.

Today’s LEAGUE 90s Trivia Question:

Which hockey icon announced his retirement in 1999?
a. Bobby Orr
b. Wayne Gretzky
c. Bobby Clark
d. Guy Lafleur

Submit your answer before Friday by email to llccfoundation@llcc.edu for a chance to win.

If you have not made your donation to LEAGUE, there is still time. Ask for a form when submitting your answer to the LLCC Foundation. Donations benefit our students and programs. If you make a donation to the LEAGUE campaign by June 30, your name will be entered into a drawing for two $150 cash prizes made available thanks to the LLCC Cabinet.

Do you know your 90s trivia?

Back to the 90s. LEAGUE. LLCC Foundation 2020The LEAGUE Committee had some fun in store for the kickoff of this year’s annual faculty and staff giving campaign with a 90s theme. Test your knowledge of 90s trivia, and you will be entered into a drawing for a prize! Watch for questions, and submit your answer by email to llccfoundation@llcc.edu to win.

First LEAGUE 90s Trivia Question:

Tonka, a toy company known for building trucks, created which doll during the 90s?
a. Polly Pocket
b. Care Bears
c. Cupcake Dolls
d. Cabbage Patch Dolls

If you have not made your donation to LEAGUE, there is still time! Ask for a form when submitting your answer to the LLCC Foundation. Donations benefit our students and programs. If you make a donation to the LEAGUE campaign by June 30, your name will be entered into a drawing for two $150 cash prizes made available thanks to the LLCC Cabinet.

Faculty and staff give back to students

Back to the 90s. LEAGUE. LLCC Foundation 2020Do you remember the 90s when Vanilla Ice and New Kids on the Block ruled the airwaves, Friends and Seinfeld were Da Bomb, and your new crush was all that and a bag of chips? This year’s 90s theme for the annual faculty and staff giving campaign, known as LEAGUE, was intended to bring some fun and nostalgia to events associated with the campaign. But even though faculty and staff weren’t able to join together for the kickoff, they still continue to support students by donating.

“When faculty, staff and students are allowed back on campus, we intend to bring a little joy back for our LLCC family,” says Karen Sanders, executive director of the LLCC Foundation. “We enjoy incorporating some fun and camaraderie into the faculty and staff giving campaign. But in all seriousness, it helps raise necessary funds for the benefit of students like Jason.”

Jason who dropped out of school in the 10th grade gained fame and fortune as a musician, but at the height of his career he experienced a debilitating back injury and was forced to come up with an alternate plan to support himself and his 12-year-old son. As a single father, enrolling in college in his mid-30s was not easy, but receiving a scholarship meant less time spent looking for income for car repairs, rent and food, and more time concentrated on his studies.

Donations to the LEAGUE campaign are used for scholarships, grants for projects and programs and for the college’s greatest needs. Every dollar donated is a dollar benefiting LLCC students.

2020 LEAGUE Incentive Items: $2 per pay - coaster, $7 per pay - t-shirt, $10 per pay - umbrella, $20 or more per pay - All items.The following logo branded incentive items are available based on the amount of the donation:

$2 per pay – Coaster
$7 per pay – T-shirt
$10 per pay – Umbrella
$20 or more per pay – All items

There will also be a drawing for two $150 cash prizes for anyone who makes a donation to the LEAGUE campaign. To make your annual gift, please contact the Foundation at LLCCFoundation@llcc.edu or by phone at 786-2785 for a LEAGUE form to complete.