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Lincoln Land Community College Foundation: Your Gift. Their Reward.

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We believe in the power of education. From providing hundreds of scholarships to enhancing the learning and working environment with important programs, classroom resources, furnishings and equipment, the Foundation makes a difference at LLCC.

Through the Foundation, donors can take pride in fostering the growth of a student, facilitating the work of a faculty member, or advancing arts and culture and academic and workforce programs.


Submit a nomination for the 2018 Drs. Raymond and Ann Pearson Master Teacher Award

The LLCC Foundation invites students, faculty, staff, alums and retirees to nominate an outstanding full-time, tenured faculty member for the 2018 Drs. Raymond and Ann Pearson Master Teacher Award.  This award annually recognizes an exceptional faculty member for his or her professional contributions to LLCC.  A faculty member may receive the award one-time only.

Nominations are accepted online only and must be submitted by Wednesday, February 7, 2018.  Simply click here for the nomination form or log into Blackboard.  Again, the deadline to submit a nominations is Wednesday, February 7, 2018.

For more information on the Pearson Master Teacher award, stop by the LLCC Foundation, Level one, Menard Hall room 1214, call 786-2217 or e-mail LLCCFoundation@llcc.edu.

     Past Master Teacher Recipients

     Master Teacher Nomination Guidelines

LEAGUE Grant applications now available

Now through January 31, the LLCC Foundation is accepting applications for LEAGUE grants. Faculty and staff make these grants possible through their generous giving to the annual faculty and staff campaign each spring known as LEAGUE.

The Foundation will award approximately $10,000 as a direct result of the success of the annual faculty and staff campaign.  Grant guidelines, application and budget worksheet are available below.

Donations to the LEAGUE campaign support LLCC students through the LEAGUE grant program, scholarships, and other funds, including the "Pay It Forward" fund which helps students with emergent needs.  Each year approximately 40-percent of LLCC faculty and staff support the Foundation through this campaign.  Our thanks to our generous LLCC faculty and staff for contributing more than $53,000 to the 2017 LEAGUE campaign!

Again, the application deadline is Wednesday, January 31 at 5 p.m.  Awards will be announced at the LEAGUE kickoff on March 28.  Please contact the Foundation at 6-2785 for more information.

2018 LEAGUE Grant Application & Budget Worksheet (download)

2018 LEAGUE Grant Guidelines

Join us May 5, 2018 for our 12th annual Gala!

Mark your calendars for the next edition of the always-spectacular LLCC Foundation Gala!  You're invited to step into our "Secret Garden," Saturday May 5, 2018.

Keeping with tradition, the event will begin with a cocktail reception at 6 p.m., followed by a gourmet dinner prepared by LLCC Culinary Arts students and instructors at 7.  Entertainment will be provided by LLCC's talented musicians.  Other highlights will include the Will of Wines and Spirits, terrific silent and live auctions and more.

Cost is $125 per person and sponsorships are available.  For more information, call 217-786-2785.

Our 2017 event, held this past May, was enjoyed by more than 250 guests helping us celebrate the college's 50th anniversary!  The elegant 60s inspired event featured our outstanding students once again sharing their culinary and musical talents.

Our thanks to Premier sponsor United Community Bank, and our other generous sponsors and supporters.  Community support helps make the evening glittering, glamourous and a terrific success for our students...thank you!

For photos of the event, click here.



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