Need gifts? The Winter Art Sale is the answer!

artsale_4lincin-1Mark your calendar and join us for the second annual Winter Art Sale at the Trutter Center on LLCC’s Springfield campus.  A wide variety of original artwork including ceramics, fine art and more is reasonably priced and would make great gifts for the upcoming holiday season.  All artwork has been created by LLCC students during the fall semester.

On Wednesday, Nov. 30 from 5 to 7 p.m., anyone is welcome to attend the preview party for a $10 admission fee, which includes a first-opportunity to browse and buy art, plus gourmet hors d’oeuvres by LLCC students and music by jazzman Virgil Rhodes and his band, Footprints.  A cash bar will be available.  Reservations are suggested by calling 786.2785.

The art sale continues on Thursday and Friday, December 1 and 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Coffee and cookies will be served and the event is free and open to the public.  Purchases can be made with cash, check or credit cards.

This event supports both LLCC art students and programs and the Philip and Mary Kathryn Trutter Museum.  For more, go to http://llccfoundation.org/news-and-events.

Shop Amazon Smile to Support LLCC Foundation

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Shopping online at Amazon this holiday season? Support Lincoln Land Community College Foundation at the same time! Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Lincoln Land Community College Foundation whenever you shop on AmazonSmile.  AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.  Just use this link https://smile.amazon.com/ch/37-1360597 to get started!

Shop Amazon Smile to Support LLCC Foundation

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Shopping online at Amazon this holiday season? Support Lincoln Land Community College Foundation at the same time! Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Lincoln Land Community College Foundation whenever you shop on AmazonSmile.  AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.  Just use this link https://smile.amazon.com/ch/37-1360597 to get started!

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

Logo-target-nostarIn 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 www.llccfoundation.org/stepping-stones or complete the printable form and return to the Foundation.  twobricks

Bricks are limited and are being offered to the rest of the community as well.   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.

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 www.llccfoundation.org/stepping-stones 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

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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 LessenFamily@gmail.com.


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.