Be the First! Purchase an Engraved Brick and Etch Your Name in History

twobricksIn celebration of the college’s 50th anniversary in 2017, the LLCC Foundation is introducing the SteppingSTONES recognition brick program.  You can be among the first to purchase an engraved 4” x 8” brick with the inscription of your choice for $100 or an 8” x 8” brick paver for $250.

Proceeds benefit the LLCC Foundation’s Grow Beyond Endowment Fund which assists students through scholarships and emergency, short-term help, responds quickly to new initiatives, and creates flexible, state-of-the-art learning environments.

img_0869Your brick will be installed in the spring of 2017 in the SteppingSTONES courtyard which will be located just outside of the A. Lincoln Commons on the Springfield campus.  Bricks will encircle the tree dedicated in memory of Jan Sanderson, assistant to the President for 21 years.

Purchase an engraved brick today by completing an online order form at or complete the printable form and return to the Foundation.  Bricks are limited and are being offered to faculty, staff and students before making them available to the rest of the community.   Literally etch your name in stone – or that of someone dear to you – by purchasing an engraved brick today! For more information, please contact the LLCC Foundation at 6-2785.

UCB helps Foundation Pay it Forward Fund


KC Narmont – Project Manager, United Community Bank, presents Dr. Charlotte Warren – LLCC President, with the check

United Community Bank branches held a casual day to raise funds for the LLCC Foundation’s Pay it Forward Fund with $1,032 raised for student emergency needs. The Pay it Forward Fund was established by an LLCC Foundation board member to support emergency student needs, allowing our students to stay in the classroom. We are grateful to our community friends at United Community Bank for their generous support of LLCC students!


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.

LLCC Trutter Museum to open “Trutter: Black and White” exhibit Sept. 30

The Philip and Mary Kathryn Trutter Museum at LLCC is celebrating the opening of a new exhibit, “Trutter: Black and White,” on Friday, Sept. 30. The opening reception is being held from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Trutter Center on the Springfield campus. The public is invited.

“Trutter: Black and White” is the seventh exhibit in the museum and is being sponsored by Frye-Williamson Press, Inc. This exhibit will feature photographs of Springfield landmarks designed by Philip Trutter and his associates during his career as an architect, as well as black and white artifacts collected by the Trutters during their worldwide travels. Continue reading

Two LLCC Foundation scholarships benefit from upcoming fundraisers

Two LLCC Foundation scholarships will be the beneficiaries of upcoming fundraisers, both set for Friday, July 8, in Springfield.

The 10th and final Jake Lessen Memorial Golf Outing at the Rail Golf Club will once again support the Jake Lessen Firefighter Memorial Scholarship.  All proceeds benefit the LLCC scholarship as well as an area fire department.

Jake was pursuing an Associate in Applied Science degree in fire science technology at LLCC before his death on Sept. 4, 2006, when he was fatally injured in a motorcycle accident.  The annual $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a part-time student enrolled in one of LLCC’s Fire Science Technology programs.

For more information or to register for the outing, download the application by clicking here, call 217.737.8807 or email

Also on July 8, the Springfield Civic Garden Club will hold a dessert fundraiser to support the group’s  $1,000 annual LLCC Foundation scholarship which is awarded to a student majoring in an environmental related field of study.  The event will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Calvary Church, 501 West Hazel Dell Road in Springfield and coincides with the group’s Standard Flower Show.  A silent auction, live music and gourmet desserts by Pease’s at Bunn Gourmet will be featured.  Reservations can be made by calling 217.698.9647.  Click here for more details.

The Springfield Civic Garden Club was formed in 1929.  The objectives of the organization are to encourage the advancement of horticulture and creative design, to aid in civic beautification and to encourage conservation and protection of our natural resources.


Lincoln Land Community College Foundation 10th Annual Gala

Nearly 300 guests attended Lincoln Land Community College Foundation’s 10th annual Gala – The Great Gala – on Saturday, May 7 and celebrated in roaring twenties style!  Featuring a four-course gourmet meal prepared by LLCC’s culinary students under the direction of instructors, the event netted more than $60,000 to benefit the college’s students and educational programs.  Music was provided by LLCC’s Jazz and Big Bands.

Visit the Lincoln Land Community College Alumni and Friends page on Facebook to see a photo album from the event.

Contributions Sought for LLCC’s Gala

2016 Gala BannerLincoln Land Community College Foundation will present the 10th Annual Gala – The Great Gala on Saturday, May 7 in the Student Union.  This Great Gatsby inspired event will feature a gourmet meal prepared by our culinary students and instructors with musical entertainment provided by LLCC’s Stolen Moments Jazz Band and LLCC’s Big Band.  Proceeds from the Gala benefit student learning initiatives at the college.

The Foundation is seeking donations of wine or liquor for our Wall of Wine and Spirits.  Guests at the Gala can purchase bottles for $10 each via blind draw with a guaranteed value of $10 or more.  Last year this Wall of Wine and Spirits was so popular that we sold out half way through the evening!

The Corkscrew Wine Emporium is again offering a 15% discount on wine purchased for the Gala.  Purchase wine at the Corkscrew by May 2 for the Gala and you will receive recognition at the event.

Donations for the live and silent auction at the Gala are also being accepted.  Jewelry, artwork, vacation home stays and sporting event tickets are all popular items.  Please consider donating items if you find that you are unable to use them.  You may drop off wine or auction items in the Foundation Office.  Be sure to include the value of your donation so that we can acknowledge it.

2016 Master Teacher Finalists announced

Five faculty members have been named finalists for the 2016 Drs. Raymond and Ann Pearson Master Teacher Award.  They are:

  • Janice Badgett, Professor, Nursing
  • Deborah Brothers, Professor, English
  • Jason Dockter, Professor, English
  • Mary Goldstein, Professor, Nursing
  • Ryan Roberts, Professor, Librarian

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