You shop, Design Ideas gives back to the LLCC Foundation!

Design Ideas shop for charityYou shop, and Design Ideas gives back! The LLCC Foundation has partnered with local business Design Ideas as one of their favorite charities to celebrate the season of giving. Starting today through Nov. 23, use our unique promo code LLCCF20 on the Design Ideas online shop. You’ll receive an extra 20 percent off your purchase, and they’ll donate 20 percent of sales to the LLCC Foundation! Score unreal deals: they will be running special promotions every other day on their website starting today that can be used in combination with our promo code. Receive up to 80 percent off retail prices when you use promo code LLCCF20!

Design Ideas had a holiday storefront in the past but has moved all shopping online this year.  View the interactive promotional calendar.

Seminar on estate planning Thursday, Oct. 5

The LLCC Foundation is presenting a free seminar on estate planning, “If there’s a will … it’s your way!” on Thursday, Oct. 5 from 9-11:30 a.m. in the Trutter Center.

The event is for people of all ages seeking guidance on how to get estate planning started or adjusted to meet their current needs. The seminar features three local estate planning specialists: Hugh Drake, Jennifer Stice and Ellen Bruce. Read more about the topics these speakers will be addressing.

Reservations for the event are requested but not required. For more information, call 217-786-2785, email or visit

SteppingSTONES recognition bricks installed

steppingSTONESSteppingSTONES recognition bricks that have been ordered by LLCC faculty, staff, donors, board members. alumni, retirees and friends have been installed surrounding the tree in front of A. Lincoln Commons. It is not too late to purchase a brick! If you wish to do so, please complete the SteppingSTONE brick order form and return with payment to the LLCC Foundation.

In honor of Lincoln Land Community College’s 50th anniversary in 2017, the LLCC Foundation introduced steppingStones recognition bricks as part of its Grow Beyond endowment campaign. Funds raised for the Grow Beyond endowment fund assist students and help create flexible, state-of-the-art learning environments.

For more information about steppingSTONES engraved bricks, visit the LLCC Foundation website at or call 786.2785.

Faculty and staff donate more than $53,000 in support of students through LEAGUE campaign

LEAGUE logoMore than $53,000 was raised in support of LLCC students and programs through the annual faculty and staff giving campaign known as LEAGUE. Every dollar contributed truly does make a difference. Recently a distraught student came into the Foundation seeking assistance. Thanks to your donations to the Pay It Forward Fund, the student was able to remain in the classroom and finish her summer coursework. Without this emergency fund, the outcome would have been completely different.

Thanks to the more than 41 percent of faculty and staff who donated to the LEAGUE Campaign. It’s never too late to make a contribution. If you would like to donate, please contact the Foundation at 6.2785.

LEAGUE committeeSpecial thanks to the LEAGUE committee members who help plan and organize LEAGUE activities. Those serving on the 2017 committee were: Shawn Allen, Tiffany Andrews, Andrea DeRosa, Melissa Franzen, Don Kallembach, Paula Luebbert, Christine Marietta, Ashley Miller, Patty Petersen, Tom Spears, Jamie Stout and Anthony Tate.

Support LLCC Foundation when shopping on Amazon Prime Day

Amazon Prime DayDo you shop on Amazon? If so, you can shop on anytime and Amazon will donate 0.5 percent of your purchase to Lincoln Land Community College Foundation. This includes shopping done on Amazon Prime Day, an annual sales event that continues through July 11!

AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know — same products, same prices, same service — with the added bonus that Amazon donates a portion of the purchase price to a charitable organization. To have your Amazon purchases support the LLCC Foundation, use the following link: Amazon has donated more than $500 to the foundation through purchases made by our supporters. For more information, contact the LLCC Foundation at 6.2785.


Opportunity to support LLCC Foundation in golf tourney ticket purchase

The Lincoln Land Charity Championship starts next week! If you plan to watch the up-and-coming professional golfers who will be descending on Springfield’s Panther Creek Country Club for the June 19-25 tournament, please purchase your $10 ticket online, and select Lincoln Land Community College Foundation as the charity beneficiary. Every dollar from your ticket purchase will go to a charity, and we’d like you to choose us!

To purchase tickets go to, and click “Order Your Ticket TODAY” to start the online purchase. In the checkout process you will have the opportunity to select which area charity you would like to help. Choose Lincoln Land Community College Foundation from the drop-down list.

You can support the LLCC Foundation by enjoying great golf. It’s that easy!

Final Brian McMillen Memorial Run/Walk held May 27

The 10th and final Brian McMillen Memorial Run/Walk was held May 27 with more than 500 runners, walkers and volunteers participating. The event has raised over $80,000 through the years to support the LLCC Brian McMillen Veterans Scholarship, which is now self-sustaining, along with several charities. Overall 10K winners were Emily Kuriann and Daniel O’Keefe. See the other results. State Representative Tim Butler presented a House resolution in honor of Brian and the event to Brian’s parents.

Calling all Cardinals fans–STL Cardinals tickets available for purchase!

The Foundation has four dugout box seats and a parking pass available for the Tuesday, May 16, 7:15 pm Cardinals game in St. Louis against the Boston Red Sox.  The Foundation is offering these tickets to anyone who wishes to purchase them for a required amount of $455 – as requested by the donor (face value of the tickets is $153 each).

This offer includes:

  • 4 Cardinals Dugout Box tickets (section 135, Row H) for Tuesday, May 16, 7:15 pm game in St. Louis against the Boston Red Sox.
  • Parking Pass
  • $50 in Qik-N-EZ gas cards

Please contact the Foundation at 6.2785 to purchase.

Donate to LEAGUE campaign by April 28 for chance to win!

It’s not too late to make your annual contribution to the LLCC Foundation through the LEAGUE Campaign. Donate to LEAGUE choosing payroll deduction by Friday, April 28 at 5 p.m. to be entered into a drawing for lots of great prizes including gas cards, gift cards and baskets and $150 cash donated by members of the LLCC Cabinet.  Complete the form 2017 Enrollment Form and return to the Foundation to be entered into the drawing.

Thank you to the nearly 150 people who have donated more than $47,000 so far. Your gift makes an impact on the lives of our students by supporting scholarships, grants and more.