Lincoln Land Community College Foundation
Behind every student at LLCC is the support of people who believe in their talents and want them to succeed. 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 by . . .
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.
Join us May 2, 2020 for the 14th edition of the LLCC Foundation Gala! As in past years, this celebration promises to be a beautiful affair, highlighting our students and programs, with all proceeds benefitting learning initiatives at the college.
Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres begin at 6 p.m. followed by a famously delicious gourmet dinner prepared and served by LLCC culinary students and instructors. Students in LLCC’s Big Band under the direction of Professor Jane Hartman will provide musical entertainment.
The event also features a terrific silent and live auction as well as the very popular Treasure Box. Tickets are $125 per person. Sponsorship are also available by calling the LLCC Foundation at 217-786-2785.
Our hugely successful 13th annual event was truly a beautiful evening as we were "Singing in the Rain". More than $57,000 was secured at the event, including more than $6,000 in gifts to the greatest needs of the college through the "Fund-a-Need" portion of the live auction, and over $8,000 was raised from the silent auction alone. A gallery of photos is now online and available for viewing.
All funds raised at the Gala benefit Lincoln Land students and programs. Again thank you for the tremendous support.
Drs. Raymond and Ann Pearson Master Teacher Award
This annual award recognizes an exceptional Lincoln Land Community College faculty member for his or her professional contributions to student learning at LLCC. Longtime Springfield physicians, Drs. Raymond and Ann Pearson made this award possible through a generous contribution to the LLCC Foundation.
2019 Drs. Raymond and Ann Pearson Master Teacher - Dr. Jennifer O’Malley, Professor, Biology
Previous Recipients of the Drs. Raymond and Ann Pearson Master Teacher Award
1998 Dr. John Roberts, Professor of History
1999 Denis Beveridge, Professor of Math
2000 Mary Jean McHugh, Professor of French/Italian
2001 Chris McDonald, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science
2002 John Squibb, Ph.D., Professor of History
2003 Don Ecklund, Professor of Sociology
2004 Dave Sykes, Professor of Physics
2005 Alicia Craigmiles, Professor of Reading
2006 Jennifer Ramm, Professor of Chemistry
2007 Claire Gordon, Ph.D., Professor of Speech
2008 Tony Rothering, Professor of Biology
2009 Dr. Theresa Till, Professor of Nursing
2010 Thom Whalen, Professor of Art
2011 Dean Butzow, Professor of Geography
2012 Dr. Pamela Bradley, Professor of Nursing
2013 Barbara Bernardi, Professor of Biology
2014 Bill Harmon, Professor of Agronomy
2015 Michael Ramm, Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry
2016 Jason Dockter, Ph.D., Professor of English
2017 Beth Hoffmann, Professor of Communication
2018 Dr. Carmen Allen, Professor of Computer Programming
Art, Asia and Antiquities showcases the inspirational forces behind the museum's namesake, Phil Trutter. The exhibit includes artwork by those who taught Phil in art classes as a boy and in his later years, as well as his mother, Frances Mischler Trutter, who encouraged his lifelong love of art. Items from Asia from the Trutter world heritage collection are also be featured. The continent was a many-time destination of Phil and Kitty Trutter during their world travels.
For information or to schedule an appointment, call at 217-786-2785 or e-mail email@example.com. The Trutter Museum's formal hours are Monday-Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or anytime by appointment. It is located in the Trutter Center on the LLCC-Springfield campus, 5250 Shepherd Road.
From the 1940s to the 1970s, Springfield natives Philip and Mary Kathryn Trutter, traveled the world. From the hundreds of countries and principalities they visited around the globe, they began collecting a vast array of art, artifacts and cultural items of interest.
After Mrs. Trutter’s death in 1977, Phil continued collecting items and further nurtured his love of learning by taking art classes at Lincoln Land Community College. A friendship between a member of the college’s art faculty and Phil lead to his vision for a museum that would share the couple’s affection for learning and travel.
Upon Phil’s passing in 2000, the family bequeathed much of the collection to Lincoln Land Community College along with a generous stipend to establish the museum on the college’s Springfield campus. The Trutter Museum opened in 2004 and is administered by the LLCC Foundation as a unique and treasured legacy left to benefit students, faculty and the community.
18 items donated to Philip and Mary Kathryn Trutter Museum collection
The Library at Lincoln Land Community College is hosting a display featuring six pieces of original artwork by the late Springfield artist, Lillian Scalzo. The display is open to the public on the first floor of the library, located in Sangamon Hall. Library hours are Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
These works are among 18 items donated to the collection at the Philip and Mary Kathryn Trutter Museum by Denise Eilers of Davenport, Iowa.
Miss Scalzo, a longtime friend of Eilers’ family, spent her life devoted to art. She taught and was involved in the development of the art department at Springfield Junior College from 1929 until it was discontinued during World War II, then went on to illustrate medical pamphlets for the State Department of Health. She began teaching painting in 1936 at the Springfield Art Association and continued through much of her life. The Springfield Art Association was a shared interest between Eilers’ parents, Paul and Minnette Fuhrmann, and the Trutters. “From the time we were children, my brothers and I knew the Scalzo and Trutter names. The painting ‘Mother and Child,’ featured in this display, hung in our home as long as I can remember. Because of my family’s connection with both Lillian and the Trutters, the LLCC museum seemed like the perfect place to donate and preserve the work of such a talented lady.”
Faculty and staff make these internal grants possible through their generous giving to the annual faculty and staff campaign each spring known as LEAGUE.
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 contribute. Our thanks to our generous LLCC faculty and staff for donating more than $51,000 to the 2018 LEAGUE campaign!
LEAGUE Awards were announced at the LEAGUE kickoff on March 26. The following departments received awards: