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.

LEAGUE Grant Applications Available

Now through January 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 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 which helps students with emergent needs.  Each year approximately 40-percent of LLCC faculty and staff support the Foundation through this campaign.  Our thanks to our generous LLCC faculty and staff for contributing nearly $54,000 to the 2016 LEAGUE campaign!

Again, the application deadline is Tuesday, Jan. 31 at 5 p.m.  Awards will be announced at the LEAGUE kickoff on March 28.  Please contact the Foundation at 6-2785 for more information.

 

LEAGUE Committee Seeking New Members

The Foundation is recruiting new members for the LEAGUE Committee (the annual faculty and staff giving campaign) and we would love to have you serve!  We have a great group that helps choose the theme and plan the activities for the LEAGUE Campaign each year.  The committee meets once a month beginning in October thru March and serves for at least two years.  We ask the following of committee members:

  • Attend the one-hour monthly committee meetings (October – March). We will try to accommodate your schedule.
  • Participate by serving on a sub-committee that may meet once or twice
  • Help the day of the kickoff luncheon which is Tuesday, March 28, 2017 next year
  • Make a contribution to the LEAGUE Campaign.  The amount is entirely up to the person.  It can be $1, $1 per pay or more!

If you are interested, please contact Barb Eades by Friday, September 16 at 6-2255 for further details.

Last Chance to Win $150 Cash in LEAGUE Campaign

Contribute to the LEAGUE Campaign using payroll deduction by this Friday, April 29 at 5 p.m. to be entered into a drawing for lots of great prizes including $25 gas cards, car wash gift certificates, a basket from Food Fantasies and $150 cash donated by members of the LLCC Cabinet.  Just complete the LEAGUE enrollment form and return to the Foundation.

Thanks to the nearly 150 people who have donated more than $47,000 so far. Funds from LEAGUE campaign go directly to support LLCC students through scholarships, grants and more.  As a donor, you choose what you would like your gift to support.  The LLCC Foundation realizes you have choices in philanthropic support and given the ever increasing demands on individual and family budgets, please know how grateful we are that you’ve chosen the students of LLCC to be the recipients of your generous donations.

More LEAGUE Winners Announced

Congratulations to Tera Spellbrink, the winner of $235 from the LEAGUE 50/50 drawing, and to Leanne Roseberry, who won the portable gas grill and IL State Fair Pork Package.

Thanks to all who purchased tickets in support of the LEAGUE Campaign, which benefits our programs and students like Tess Tyler, who is from a family of six and the first of her siblings to attend college. Her parents can’t afford to assist her financially and she receives no financial aid from grants. With the help of a Foundation scholarship, Tess will graduate from LLCC this May with a 4.0 GPA and pursue her dream of becoming an English teacher.

If you would like to make a donation to the LEAGUE Campaign to help students like Tess, please complete the LEAGUE enrollment form and return to the Foundation office.  Make your donation by April 29 using payroll deduction and you will be eligible to win $150 in cash.

For more information call the Foundation at 786-2785.