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.

Late for a Date

Late for a DateWe’re late! We’re late for a very important date!

May 2 would have been the LLCC Foundation’s 14th annual Gala — A Mad Hatter’s Gala. The Gala is the Foundation’s annual event featuring a gourmet meal prepared and served by our culinary students and instructors. It is the college’s signature fundraising event, raising funds for the benefit of our students.

Like Alice in Wonderland, we have been “Curious and Curiouser,” about all the different ways to safely celebrate and continue to provide support to LLCC students. With the shelter in place order, holding the Gala which regularly hosts 250 plus guests on campus was not an option. And so, the “Late for a Date” non-event was conceived. Businesses and individuals who had already committed to the Gala are being asked to transfer their Gala sponsorships to the new non-event. Invitations to the “Late for a Date” will be mailed asking people to not attend an event but to continue to help support students during this critical time.

The support is for students like the ones we have been in contact with since the college moved to online and alternative methods of learning — learners like Ashley, John, Chris and more, who either didn’t have a computer or didn’t have updated equipment to handle the technology needs to complete their courses, and students like Anna and Jen, who are staying in a shelter but needed funds for basic essentials.

More information about the non-event will be available on the Foundation’s webpage at www.LLCCFoundation.org, and Dr. Warren will be sharing information as well in an article that will be published in this Sunday’s State Journal-Register. Please feel free to contact the Foundation at LLCCFoundation@llcc.edu with any questions.

LEAGUE Grant Awards Announced

The LEAGUE Grant Review Committee, one of the committees of the LLCC Foundation Board of Directors, met to review LEAGUE grant applications and award funding. More than $10,000 was awarded for the following:

  • Accessibility Services – For the purchase of five ExamReader Pens which allow students to read course content independently without human test readers
  • Health Professions, Radiography – For purchase of a television display monitor and required components to enhance viewing of radiographic images
  • Natural and Agricultural Sciences – Lymph node models for Anatomy and Physiology
  • Health Professions, Respiratory Therapy – MegaCode Kid Manikin for pediatric simulations

These grants are made possible by donations to the LEAGUE Campaign. It’s not too late to contribute. Please log in to Office 365, complete the 2020 enrollment form and return to the LLCC Foundation office. If you make a contribution, you will be entered into the drawing for a $150 cash prize, donated by members of the LLCC Cabinet.

How you can help during this crisis: A message from LLCC Foundation

Thank you to all faculty and staff who have worked so hard to help our students continue their educational journey by means of alternative learning methods on our now virtual campus. Many people have asked if there is anything more they can do to help support our students during this unprecedented difficult time.

Please support our local businesses when you can. Our community partners including our alums need our support now and in the days to come to help get through this crisis so they can keep their doors open or re-open when the day comes. If however you are making purchases on Amazon, please use the AmazonSmile website and designate the LLCC Foundation to receive a portion of eligible purchases for the benefit of our students. Since we partnered with AmazonSmile, the LLCC Foundation has received nearly $2,000 thanks to your purchases. Please go to www.AmazonSmile.com to sign up for free.

Another means of support for our students is the Pay It Forward Fund, for student emergency assistance. Just last month, more than $5,700 was donated by donors, alumni, retirees, faculty and staff for the Pay It Forward Fund during our first ever Day of Giving. In the days ahead, this fund will be ever more important as our students face many obstacles and challenges related to the pandemic. Donations can be made anytime to the Pay It Forward Fund on-line at www.llccfoundation.org/donate.

Last week would have been the kickoff to our annual faculty and staff giving campaign known as LEAGUE. The LEAGUE Committee had great plans to relive the 90s during a luncheon celebration — but plans change. We are grateful to the faculty and staff who have already made their annual contributions to LEAGUE. Thank you! We hope that when we all return to campus we will be able to gather and participate in some fun activities. Until then, you can still make your annual donation to the LEAGUE Campaign by completing the 2020 Enrollment Form and forwarding it to the Foundation at LLCCFoundation@llcc.edu. As always the Foundation’s mission is to provide support for the benefit of our students and programs. Please feel free to contact me at 217-786-2784 or by email at Karen.Sanders@llcc.edu.

Karen Sanders, executive director, LLCC Foundation

Paul Simon Essay Contest local winners announced

The LLCC Writing Center is pleased to announce the local winners of this year’s Paul Simon Essay Contest:

  • First Place: Abigail High
  • Second Place: Link Gallagher
  • Third Place: Corry Jankowski

Congratulations to the winners! Thanks to generous donations from the LLCC Foundation and the LLCC Bookstore, all local winners will receive prizes, and the first place winner will have her essay forwarded on to the statewide competition for a chance to win a $500 scholarship.

Submissions for Paul Simon Essay Contest due Friday by 3 p.m.

Please encourage students to enter this year’s Paul Simon Essay Contest. An essay of 500 words or less on the topic “How my community college changed my life” gets students entered to win cash and other cool prizes, courtesy of the LLCC Foundation and Bookstore. The local winner will be entered in the statewide competition for the chance to win a $500 scholarship. Students can schedule appointments in the LLCC Writing Center to get help with their essays. The deadline for submissions is 3 p.m. on Friday, March 6. See the 2020 Paul Simon Student Essay Contest flyer or contact the LLCC Writing Center for more information.

Paul Simon 2020 Flyer

It’s Hammer Time!

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? Join the LEAGUE Committee on Tuesday, March 24 for a “No Soup For You” style lunch and plenty of 90s trivia. And oh, “my bad,” you can also make your donation to the annual faculty and staff giving campaign known as LEAGUE. LEAGUE is an acronym for Leaders Establishing Gifts Underwriting Education. Funds are used to support students and programs at LLCC in the form of scholarship support as well as grants to departments and programs for projects not covered in their budgets.

So dig out a 90s photo of yourself with your Rachel haircut or flat top, take a photo of it with your cell phone and email it to LLCCFoundation@llcc.edu. And be thinking of your favorite 90s show, band, sports team, etc. to use in the Office Door Decorating Contest.

Paul Simon Essay Contest

Please encourage students to enter this year’s Paul Simon Essay Contest. An essay of 500 words or less on the topic “How my community college changed my life” gets students entered to win cash and other cool prizes, courtesy of the LLCC Foundation and Bookstore. The local winner will be entered in the statewide competition for the chance to win a $500 scholarship. Students can schedule appointments in the LLCC Writing Center to get help with their essays. The deadline for submissions is 3 p.m. on Friday, March 6. See the 2020 Paul Simon Student Essay Contest flyer or contact the LLCC Writing Center for more information.

Paul Simon 2020 Flyer