L.E.A.G.U.E. Campaign Ending Friday, April 25!

The 2014 edition of the LLCC Faculty and Staff Giving Campaign will soon be coming to a close and we invite you to join the team in support of our students!

Thanks to all our generous faculty and staff for their donations of more than $51,000 to the 2014 LEAGUE campaign…and for all you do every day on behalf of our students.  There’s still time to join the LEAGUE and help us reach our goal of $52,000!

If you still wish to give, stop by the Foundation, level one Menard Hall, or give us a call at 6-2785.  As an incentive, you may be eligible for $150 cash gift, donated by the President and Cabinet, by selecting payroll deduction.  How easy is that?

Funds from this campaign go directly to support LLCC students through scholarships, grants and more.  As a donor, you choose where the money goes.  The LLCC Foundation realizes you have choices in what charities you choose to 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.

As a small token of thanks, the L.E.A.G.U.E campaign offers some gifts at various giving levels.  (based on 24 pay periods per year)

  • $20 per pay – All incentives (or annual gift of $480)
  • $10 per pay – Coleman cooler (or annual gift of $240)
  • $7 per pay – L.E.A.G.U.E. short-sleeved T-shirt (or annual gift of $240)
  • $5 per pay – Barrel coffee mug (or annual gift of $120)
  • $3 per pay – USB car charger (or annual gift of $72)
  • $1 per pay – Power clip (or annual gift of $24)

Thanks to everyone who has joined in the fun of the 2014 L.E.A.G.U.E. Campaign.  Giving truly begins here, with our own.  Thank you for your outstanding support!

Latest Issue of Foundation’s “Circle of Friends” Newsletter

Click here to read the April/May 2014 issue of the LLCC Foundation newsletter ” Circle of Friends.” This issue features a story about United Community Bank’s generous gift to the “Grow Beyond” endowment campaign, the latest news on LLCC’s Gala coming up May 3, an announcement of the 2014 Pearson Master Teacher finalists, a great photo from the LEAGUE kickoff, and more.

LLCC Honors Club off to great start with “Be A Hero Campaign” press conference

IMG_6912Lincoln Land Community College is 1 of 21 colleges participating in the Secretary of State’s “Be A Hero Campaign” to promote organ/tissue donor awareness and to increase registration in Illinois.  A press conference was held Tuesday, April 8 to promote the efforts of the LLCC Honors Club in promoting this effort.  To view photos from the event, click HERE.  For more information, visit the LLCC “Be a Hero Campaign” Facebook Page.

LEAGUE Winners Announced

Penny Wars: Congratulations to the 2014 LEAGUE Penny Wars Champions, LLCC-Jacksonville.  A total of $423.29 was raised for the LLCC Foundation’s Pay It Forward Fund which helps students who need emergency assistance.  The results for each department who participated are attached here.

Raffle Winners: Congratulations also goes to the winner of the Kindle Fire HD and $25 Amazon gift card – Mark Roehrs, Professor of History in the Social Sciences department. The winner of the 50/50 cash drawing is Gary Armour, Laboratory Safety Coordinator, with the Mathematics and Sciences department.  He won $145.75.

There is still time to make your pledge to this year’s LEAGUE campaign.  Stop by the Foundation office to complete your form and receive your thank you gifts!  So far staff and faculty have donated $46,274 to the campaign.

LEAGUE Winners Announced

Congratulations to the following supporters of this year’s  LEAGUE Campaign:

Barry Lamb is the winner of the first $150 cash prize that is made possible by donations from LLCC Cabinet Members.

Darlene Krone won two Cardinal tickets donated by Jennie O’Malley and Austin Simpson.

There is still time to make your donation to the LEAGUE Campaign and be eligible for an additional $150 cash giveaway at the end of the campaign.

Purchase your raffle tickets by 5 pm today for a chance to win a Kindle Fire HD or be included in the 50/50 cash drawing.

Last day to get your “Ticket to Ride!”

PrintTuesday is the final day to purchase tickets for the 2014 LEAGUE campaign’s “Famous 50/50” and raffle prize…a Kindle Fire HD and $25 Amazon gift card.  Stop by the LLCC Foundation before 5 pm on Tuesday!  And, while you’re there, cast off your final bits of change in the Penny Wars!  All 13 of the decorated Penny Wars containers are on display and ready for your donation.  All proceeds from this fun and “friendly” department challenge will support the Pay It Forward Fund to help students with emergency needs.

Funds from the 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.

The LEAGUE 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!  “Come Together” and be a part of the LEAGUE!

2014 Master Teacher Finalists announced

Five faculty members have been named finalists for the 2014 Drs. Raymond and Ann Pearson Master Teacher Award.  The finalists are:

  • Jason Dockter, Professor, English
  • Bill Harmon, Professor, Agronomy
  • Beth Hoffmann, Professor, Communication
  • Theresa Kanoza, Professor, English
  • John Vinzant, Professor, Political Science

One of these individuals will be named the award recipient at the annual faculty and staff recognition ceremony on Wednesday, May 7, in the Student Union.  The Pearson award annually recognizes a full-time faculty member for his or her exceptional contributions to student learning.  The recipient receives a $5,000 award to be used to enhance teaching and learning.

Drs. Raymond and Ann Pearson, longtime Springfield physicians, made this award possible through a generous contribution to the LLCC Foundation.  The LLCC Foundation would like to thank all of this year’s nominees for their energy and efforts every day on behalf of LLCC students.

The first $150 is up for grabs!

GuitarThermometer3.27Sign up for the LEAGUE campaign by end of day today and be eligible to win $150 in cash!  Gifts of all size are important and appreciated.  And should you choose payroll deduction, you’ll get your name in the hat for a second $150 at the end of the campaign.  How easy is that?!

Tickets for the “Famous 50/50” or this year’s raffle prize, a Kindle Fire HD and a $25 Amazon gift card, are available through 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 1 in the LLCC Foundation.  And while you’re there, unload some change in the Penny Wars!

As a donor to the LEAGUE campaign, you direct your gift as you choose…to scholarships, grants, and other funds, all of which directly impacts our students.  So on their behalf, thank you…and don’t forget to join the LEAGUE!

Thank you!

League 1The LLCC Foundation hopes everyone had a great time at Tuesday’s kickoff.  As the Beatles said in one of their songs, “Beep, beep, beep, beep…yeah!”

The fun isn’t over!  Stop by the LLCC Foundation through Monday, April 1 and buy a raffle ticket for the Kindle Fire HD or 50/50.  Don’t forget to cast your votes in the Penny Wars!  All 13 of the decorated containers are there for you to support or sabotage, with the proceeds supporting the Pay It Forward Fund for emergency student needs.  Congratulations to PRM for winning the best decorated Penny Wars container!

While you’re there, sign up for the campaign!  Gifts of any size, from $5…to $5 a paycheck or more are appreciated and important in helping all of us meet our students’ educational goals.  Those that enroll by the end of day Friday are eligible for a $150 cash prize.  And, if you choose payroll deduction, you’re eligible for another $150 in cold hard cash at the end of the campaign!  Our thanks to Dr. Warren and members of the Cabinet for making these two cash prizes possible.

LLCC faculty and staff are awesome “Eight Days a Week!”  On our students behalf…thank you for your support!

Penny Wars is Here!

Penny WarsThe Foundation has decorated its Penny Wars container using the theme “Gnome Together”.  All departments are invited to participate in this fun, friendly competition to benefit LLCC Foundation’s Pay It Forward Fund.  All you have to do is get a container from the Foundation office and start collecting pennies. Decorate your container if you wish and bring it the LEAGUE Luncheon on Tuesday, March 25 in the Student Union where additional pennies can be added or your opponents can sabotage your efforts by adding coins and paper currency your container.  Don’t miss all the fun! Get in on the action!