Ways to Give

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

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LLCC is a college with a vision, one made possible by a generous community.  Whether you are a current donor or considering a first-time gift, when you give to the LLCC Foundation, you share in the college’s commitment of providing excellence in education.

There are many giving opportunities available to meet your needs, as well as those of our students.  You can learn more by reading the information below, or you can contact a foundation representative for a personal meeting.  E-mail us at LLCCFoundation@llcc.edu, call (217) 786-2785 or click donate now.  Thank you!

The President's Circle

United by a shared commitment to Lincoln Land Community College students, LLCC Foundation President’s Circle members support President Dr. Charlotte Warren by advancing the mission of the college and providing annual financial support for students and programs.

This team of supporters truly gives the gift of learning by providing resources so students have state-of-the-art classrooms, supplying tomorrow’s scientists and nurses with lab equipment, helping pay for tuition and books and assisting dedicated students overcoming obstacles with emergency assistance.

Membership requires an annual unrestricted investment of $1,000 or more. President’s Circle members receive regular updates from Dr. Warren on happenings at the college as well as highlights and important talking points.  Additionally, members are invited to gatherings each year at LLCC’s Bistro Verde, hosted by Dr. Warren.

For more information, call the LLCC Foundation at (217) 786-2785 or e-mail us at karen.sanders@llcc.edu.


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The gift of education is one of the greatest one can make. LLCC Foundation scholarships are made possible by supportive community businesses, organizations, and individuals, as well as through the annual faculty and staff giving campaign. Scholarships are a great way for you to honor a loved one, promote specific career fields, or simply fulfill a passion for helping others. Our scholarship program is flexible and varied to allow you to achieve your philanthropic goals. There are two kinds of scholarships that you may establish:

  • Annual – A recommended amount of $1,000 is suggested.
  • Endowed – A minimum gift of $10,000 is invested, which may include one-time cash gifts, stocks and pledges. Only the net income is used, leaving the principal intact.

As a donor, you may name your scholarship, and determine the goals and standards that students must meet.  The LLCC Foundation also hosts an annual Scholarship Reception to give you and your student recipient an opportunity to meet.

Please know that gifts of all sizes are welcome and appreciated. The LLCC Foundation also has a General Scholarship Fund and emergency fund among others that provide you with other options to help students.

If you are interested in establishing a scholarship with the LLCC Foundation, please contact us at (217) 786-4502 or via e-mail at LLCC.Foundation@llcc.edu.

The LLCC Annual Fund

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The LLCC Foundation Annual Fund is an opportunity for you to demonstrate your long-term belief in maintaining high-quality and affordable education for our community. Your annual gift can translate to benefits on many levels, and to serve many needs:

  • $95 equates to one Nursing student’s uniform and supplies
  • $300 equates to tuition for a three-hour class
  • $500 equates to books for a student’s semester
  • $4,300 equates to tuition, fees and books for a full-time students (12 credit hours) for one year

For more information on the Annual Fund, call the LLCC Foundation at (217) 786-2785 or e-mail us at  LLCC.Foundation@llcc.edu.

First and foremost, it is about students.  A strong endowment fund is one of the most important things we can do to ensure a strong future for students today and generations to come.  With endowment funds, only the earnings are spent annually, while the principal continues to grow, supporting needs well into the future.

Whatever the educational challenge, the tradition of the LLCC Foundation Endowment Fund has been one of stepping forward to answer the need.  Your generous participation will forever change our students’ lives…now and in the future.

For more information, call the LLCC Foundation at (217) 786-2785 or e-mail us at karen.sanders@llcc.edu.

Planned Gifts

Through a planned gift, you can leave your legacy at Lincoln Land Community College, one that will make a difference for generations to come. Planned gifts – in the form of wills/bequests, life insurance, pooled income funds, or charitable remainder trusts – can be made in any amount and directed toward any purpose.

In addition to immeasurably benefits that these gifts provide to the LLCC community, they can also provide favorable financial benefits to you in terms of tax savings, income streams, and investment advantages. Due to the level of commitment often associated with a planned gift, we encourage you to consult with a financial advisor and legal counsel, along with the foundation staff, when considering this generous donation.

If you would like more information about how to include the Foundation in your will or how to make a special gift to the College that provides you with annual payments, tax savings, and other benefits, please contact us at the address, telephone number, or e-mail address below.

Karen Sanders
Executive Director LLCC Foundation
5250 Shepherd Road
Springfield, IL 62794

(217) 786-2784

NOTE: This information is provided as an education service.  Personal advisors should always be consulted.

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