Tasty Italia a success with all proceeds to students

“Tasty Italia” was held Saturday, April 7 at LLCC’s Bistro Verdé. It was a sellout success again thanks to generous guest chefs and donors Mike Aiello and Sergio “Satch” Pecori. The guest chefs created an Italian feast, all in the name of student learning! The LLCC Foundation extends special thanks to Mike and Satch for sharing their talents as well as their treasure in presenting this event. The two donated all food and beverages allowing 100 percent of the proceeds to benefit LLCC culinary students!

Mike AielloSergio "Satch" PecoriSergio "Satch" Pecori and Sean KeeleyMike Aiello

LEAGUE grants and door decorating contest

Finance Dept. decorated door "Aloha from Finance"Thanks to all who participated in the LEAGUE Hawaiian-themed Door Decorating Contest. The votes are in, and the LLCC Finance Department is the winner of a jeans day in May!

There is still time to win the second $150 cash drawing that was donated by members of the LLCC Cabinet. Make a donation to the LEAGUE Campaign through payroll deduction by April 30. 2018 LEAGUE Donation Enrollment Form

More than $10,000 was awarded for LEAGUE Grants during the kickoff celebration on March 27 for the following:

  • For the refurbishing of anatomy and physiology arm models (Math & Sciences)
  • For the purchase of adult airway management trainer (EMS)
  • For the purchase of student surgical instrument kits for students to practice with (Surgical Technology)
  • For the purchase of a pediatric simulation manikin (Respiratory Care)
  • Toward the purchase of Sexual Assault and Violence Education (SAVE) Taskforce and Prevention programming kits
  • To purchase Spanish language resources for students (Library/Arts & Humanities)
  • For stackable easels (Art & Humanities)
  • To purchase lighting for the theatre program (Art & Humanities)

Voting ends today for LEAGUE Door Decorating Contest

Vote for your favorite decorated office door in the LEAGUE Door Decorating Contest by emailing your vote to LLCC.Foundation@llcc.edu. The deadline to vote is today, April 4, by 5 p.m. The winning entry will receive a jeans day in May. View the entries. Please note that the LLCC Center for Academic Success was accidentally omitted when the photo album was first released, but is now included. You can find the name of the office by clicking on the photo; the description will be at the bottom-center of the screen.

LEAGUE LuauAlso, congratulations to winners of the LEAGUE 50/50 and first cash prize!

  • 50/50 – Amy Williams
  • First $150 cash drawing (donated by members of the LLCC Cabinet) – Vanessa Avery

2018 Master Teacher finalists announced

Five faculty members have been named finalists for the 2018 Drs. Raymond and Ann Pearson Master Teacher Award. They are:

  • Carmen Allen, professor, computer programming
  • Mark Hardiman, professor, theatre
  • Taiebeh Hosseinali, professor, teacher education
  • Katie Tice, professor, accounting
  • Rich Teeter, professor, agri-business management

One of these individuals will be named the award recipient at the annual faculty and staff recognition ceremony on May 9. The Pearson award annually recognizes a full-time faculty member for his or her exceptional contributions to student learning.

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.


LEAGUE Luau dancingThanks so much to all who attended and took part in the fun and games at Tuesday’s LEAGUE Luau! What a great day for our students with gifts and pledges of support totaling more than $35,000! Thank you for all you do for our students and for your generous support. There is still time to make your gift by completing the 2018 LEAGUE enrollment form and returning it to the LLCC Foundation.


Door Decorating Contest

People have until noon this Friday, to email barbara.eades@llcc.edu their photo of their decorated doors. Photos of the doors will appear in LincIn next week, and people can vote on their favorite decorated door by emailing the LLCC Foundation at llcc.foundation@llcc.edu. The winners will receive a jeans day this May!

50/50 Tickets

Tickets for the 50/50 drawing will continue to be sold in the LLCC Foundation through this Friday, March 30. A winner will be drawn and contacted on Monday, April 2.

Cash Drawing(s)

LEAGUE Luau bingo

People who make a donation to LEAGUE by 5 p.m. this Friday, March 30 will be entered into a drawing for the first $150 cash prize (donated by members of the LLCC Cabinet).  Everyone making a donation by the end of April will be entered into the second cash drawing of $150. Winners will be contacted.


Anyone making a donation to LEAGUE will be eligible to win remaining prizes from today. Names will be drawn and winners contacted.

LEAGUE Luau hula hoop contestDr. Lindquist playing ukulele

LEAGUE Door Decorating Contest

Door at LLCC-Beardstown

Decorated door at LLCC-Beardstown

There is still time to participate in the LEAGUE Door Decorating Contest by decorating an office door using a Hawaiian or Luau theme. The winning department will receive a jeans day in May. See the guidelines for more details: LEAGUE Door Decorating Contest Guidelines.

Send a photo of your entry to Barbara.Eades@llcc.edu to be included in LincIn for people to vote for their favorite.

Also, at the LEAGUE Luau tomorrow, come dressed in your favorite Hawaiian-themed attire for a chance to win a prize.

LLCC Child Development Center door

Decorated door at LLCC Child Development Center

You may also purchase 50/50 tickets from the LLCC Foundation for a chance to win cash! Tickets are just $1 each, 6 for $5 or 18 for $10.

LEAGUE is the annual giving campaign for LLCC faculty and staff to make charitable donations for grants, programs, scholarships and other important needs. The campaign always features a lot of fun, but the dollars raised are for a serious purpose — to support our students. So on their behalf, mahalo (thank you)!


$18 million gift benefiting LLCC Agriculture announced

Kreher Charitable Trust CheckOfficials of the LLCC Foundation announced yesterday that the college’s agriculture program is the beneficiary of the Kreher Farm Perpetual Charitable Trust, with total assets of $18 million. The gift will be used to transform and grow the LLCC agriculture program.

Speakers at the event were Dr. Charlotte Warren, LLCC president; Don Wienhoff, Quorum Consulting; Bill Harmon, LLCC agronomy professor and agriculture program coordinator; Dominic Ruppert, LLCC agriculture student; and Karen Sanders, executive director of the LLCC Foundation. View photos from the press conference.

“The Kreher’s desire was that agriculture be promoted in various ways, to the benefit of – first and foremost – students, along with farmers and the community as a whole. This support will enable us to meet the needs of our growing and diverse student population and provide relevant, up-to-date curriculum on the latest technology in state-of-the-art facilities and environments,” said Harmon. Read more.

The announcement was covered by WAND, WCIA, WICS, FOX 55State Journal-Register, RFD-Illinois, NPR-Illinois, WTAX, WFMB, WTIM, WSMI and the LLCC Lamp.

LEAGUE Luau, March 27


Evan Miller








Giving to LEAGUE is about supporting students, like Evan Miller. “Thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping me reach my dream and pushing me closer to my goal … for reminding me that hard work doesn’t go unseen … for reminding me that it’s worth it.” – Evan Miller

What is LEAGUE?

LEAGUE is an acronym for Leaders Establishing Annual Gifts Underwriting Education and is the annual opportunity for LLCC faculty and staff to make charitable donations back to the college. Funds raised go directly to support LLCC students through scholarships, grants and other Foundation funds. No LEAGUE dollars are used for operating expenses for the LLCC Foundation.

Nearly half of all LLCC faculty and staff donate to the LLCC Foundation through the LEAGUE campaign. Besides the great work you do every day, LLCC faculty and staff truly support their own.

Join us for the LEAGUE Luau on Professional Development Day, Tuesday, March 27 at 11:30 a.m. in the student union. A luau-style lunch will be provided, and all are welcome to participate in the fun.

Why give?

Most people say a personal connection is the main reason for charitable giving and because they feel it’s the right thing to do. What better investment than our students? You’re truly making their lives better with the gift of education.