LEAGUE grant applications available

Now through Jan. 31, the Lincoln Land Community College Foundation will be accepting applications for LEAGUE grants. A total of approximately $10,000 will be awarded for projects and programs at LLCC.

Faculty and staff make these grants possible through their generous giving to the annual faculty and staff campaign each spring known as LEAGUE.  Grant guidelines, application and budget worksheet may be obtained by contacting the LLCC Foundation at 786-2785 or LLCCFoundation@LLCC.edu or by stopping the Foundation office in Menard 1214.

In addition to the LEAGUE Grant program, donations to the LEAGUE campaign support LLCC students in a variety of ways including scholarships, program support and emergency needs. Each year, approximately 40 percent of LLCC faculty and staff contribute. Our thanks to our generous LLCC faculty and staff for donating nearly $50,000 to the 2019 LEAGUE campaign!

Again, the deadline to submit grant applications to the LLCC Foundation in Menard 1214 is Friday, Jan. 31 at 5 p.m. Awards will be announced at the LEAGUE kickoff on March 24.

Foundation seeking teapots for Gala

LLCC In Wonderland. A Mad Hatter's Gala. 14th Annual Gala.The LLCC Foundation’s 14th annual Gala will be May 2. The theme for the event is based on Alice in Wonderland, and the Foundation is seeking teapots, teacups and saucers to be used for décor. If you have any of these items that you don’t mind parting with and would like to donate, please contact Barb Eades at 786-2255 or Barbara.Eades@llcc.edu.

Join the LEAGUE Committee

If you are interested in joining the fun by serving on the LEAGUE Committee to help plan the annual faculty and staff giving campaign, we would love to hear from you! The committee meets once a month, and members serve for two years. We ask the following of committee members:

  • Attend the one-hour monthly committee meetings (October – March).
  • Help the day of the kickoff luncheon on Professional Development Day, Tuesday, Mar. 24, 2020.
  • Make a contribution to the LEAGUE Campaign. The amount is entirely up to you. It can be $1.

Please contact Barb Eades at 786-2255 or by email for more information.

LLCC officials broke ground for new Kreher Agriculture Center

L-R: Craig Findley, LLCC Trustee; Ken Elmore, Vice Chair, LLCC Board of Trustees; Dr. Vicki Davis, Trustee; Jeff Fulgenzi, Trustee; Aaliyah Kissick, Student Trustee; Gordon Gates, Secretary, Board of Trustees; Skye Kretzinger, Ag Club President; Dr. Charlotte Warren, LLCC President; Wayne Rosenthal, Chair, Board of Trustees; Larry Hardy, Don Weinhoff, Robert Stuart, representing the Kreher Charitable Trust; Wyatt Banks, Professional Agricultural Student (PAS) representative LLCC officials broke ground yesterday on a new building for the study of agriculture. LLCC Board Chair Wayne Rosenthal announced that the new structure on the east edge of campus will be named the Kreher Agriculture Center, in honor of the late Charles and Irene Kreher.

The 19,750-square-foot, $7.5 million building is being funded by annual distributions from the Kreher Farm Perpetual Charitable Trust to the LLCC Foundation and is expected to open in the spring semester of 2021.

Rendering of the new Kreher Agriculture Center“This cutting-edge facility will feature state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratories, student gathering spaces and a spacious, glassed-in expo area for ag simulators,” said Rosenthal. “The building will incorporate technology and active learning to prepare students for success in the 21st century workplace.”

LLCC President Charlotte Warren, Ph.D., expressed excitement for the next step: a new facility. “But even more important are the people who will work and learn here. We have outstanding faculty and staff in our agriculture program. Our agriculture students are active and top notch. They continually bring home awards and recognitions that make us proud.”

LLCC Ag Club President Skye Kretzinger commented on the importance of the occasion. “Today is a major day for all of those who have, are or are going to be attending LLCC as an agriculture student. This new building signifies change and our future of agriculturists. Throughout this new building, students will be learning to become our next agronomists, animal nutritionists, land surveyors and much more; they will be becoming the future of agriculture.”

Also participating in the groundbreaking were LLCC Board of Trustee members Ken Elmore, vice chair; Gordon Gates, secretary; Dr. Vicki Davis; Craig Findley; Jeff Fulgenzi; and Student Trustee Aaliyah Kissick.

Unveiling of the new Kreher Ag Center renderingUnveiling the architectural rendering of the new building were Don Wienhoff, trustee of the Kreher Charitable Trust, along with trust representatives Bob Stuart and Larry Hardy, and Wyatt Banks, Professional Agricultural Student representative.

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Evelyn Brandt Thomas with LLCC ag students in front of Brandt carCrowd at groundbreakingLLCC ag students at groundbreakingHolly Bauman, Rich Teeter, Bill Harmon and Craig Beckmier

Shop AmazonSmile and support the LLCC Foundation

You can make a difference if you shop on Amazon for Prime Day deals yet today, July 16. Simply shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/37-1360597, and AmazonSmile donates to Lincoln Land Community College Foundation! To date, 62 people have helped raise nearly $1,500 to benefit students at LLCC simply by shopping through AmazonSmile. You can join these supporters by using the link above. Imagine how much more assistance the Foundation could provide with even more supporters!
Prime Day is July 15 & 16. Shop epic deals at smile.amazon.com and Amazon donates. AmazonSmile

Shop AmazonSmile July 15 and 16 and support the LLCC Foundation

You can make a difference if you shop on Amazon for deals on Prime Day, July 15, or July 16. Simply shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/37-1360597, and AmazonSmile donates to Lincoln Land Community College Foundation! To date, 62 people have helped raise nearly $1,500 to benefit students at LLCC simply by shopping through AmazonSmile. You can join these supporters by using the link above. Imagine how much more assistance the Foundation could provide with even more supporters!
Prime Day is July 15 & 16. Shop epic deals at smile.amazon.com and Amazon donates. AmazonSmile

Gala items for sale

Red and yellow Kolanchoe plants, ferns, and clear and yellow umbrellas available for purchase in the Foundation.The LLCC Foundation has some Kolanchoe plants (red and yellow), a few ferns and umbrellas that were used as decorations at the 13th Annual Gala, “Singing in the Rain,” this past weekend that are available for purchase. All items are $5 each and located in the Foundation office.