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Opening doors to higher education

IVCC Scholarship Campaign

An Illinois Valley Community College campaign to help students realize dreams of a college education has surpassed its initial $500,000 goal.

The initiative is providing recent high school graduates and underemployed adults access to higher education.

At a time of increased need, the campaign is dramatically increasing IVCC's financial assistance to students. An estimated 70 students have already benefited.

With donations from alumni, friends and community partners -- including a $150,000 lead gift from alumnus/philanthropist Ralph Scriba -- the campaign surpassed its Phase I goal in August, 2016.

The drive is helping students achieve degrees and certificates that lead to productive, rewarding careers and significant increases in lifetime income.

A recent Northern Illinois University report found IVCC career program graduates enjoy a lifetime earnings gain of nearly $900,000.

“IVCC graduates earn a tremendous return on investment,” said IVCC President Jerry Corcoran. “This campaign is giving more students an extraordinary opportunity.”

Contributions have built an endowment to serve students today and into perpetuity.

Donations of $250 and up will be recognized on a prominently placed donor wall inside the CTC main entrance. To donate, call Fran Brolley, Director of Community Relations & Development, at (815) 224-0466.

Major campaign contributions have been made by:

$150,000 +
Ralph & Loraine Scriba

$50,000 - $149,999
William & Dian Taylor
Joanne Wacker

$25,000 - $49,999
Illinois Manufacturers' Assoc. Education Foundation
Peggy J. Kramer

$10,000 - $24,999
Black Bros. Co.
Enbridge Energy Company
Eureka Savings Bank
Goodwill Industries of Northern IL
Hometown National Bank
IVCC 21st Century Scholars Society Members
IVCC Employee Campaign
Nelson & Karen Nussbaum
HSHS St. Mary's Hospital Auxiliary Streator

$5,000 - $9,999
Jerry & Katherine Corcoran
Gary & Deborah Dahl
Jim Ferrero
Jim & Marilyn Loveland
Walter & Nancy Zukowski

$1,000 - $4,999
Aziz & Wendy Asphahani
Harold & Nancy Barnes
Eakas Corp.
Richard Ellis, M.D.
Fairmount Santrol
Financial Plus Credit Union
Nolan & Paula Hallock and family
Illinois Valley Building Trades Council
Illinois Valley Construction, Industry Labor-Management
Illinois Valley Construction, Industry Advancement Fund
Daniel Janka
JB Contracting Corp.
Betsy Klopcic
James & Simone Kozel
Dr. Susan T. Schmitt / Countryside Animal Clinic
The George Sollitt Construction Co.
Carl & Leitha (Sellett) Spetzler
Former LaSalle County, State's Attorney Brian Towne
Jean E. Trompeter
Unytite, Inc.

$500 - $999
Jack & Kathy Cantlin / The Cantlin Law Firm
Daniel P. Cawley: Cawley Chicago Real Estate
Dynegy Midwest Generation, LLC / Hennepin Power Station
Dennis & Jeannie Franklin
Mark & Liz Grzybowski
Nolan & Paula Hallock and family
Chuck & Pam Hanson
Home Instead Senior Care
Michael J. Hughes, Advisor - AXA Foundation
Christian Jauch, Jr. and family
Krueger International, Inc.
James L. Rising, DVM, MD
William Rosenkranz

$250 - $499
Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc.
Donald & Donna Aleksy
Bruce A. Allen
Dr. Deborah Anderson
Elaine, Kathy and Arlene Bartolini
Beck Oil Co.
Fran Brolley
Bill & Judy Chapman
Jack & Germaine Costello
Marion & Jack Feehan
Dale E. Fleming
Flour House, Inc.
Elbert & Barbara Gentry
Heather Hammitt
Mary Beth Henneberry & William T. Duttlinger
The Hi-Way Restaurant
Alex Hueneburg: Hueneburg Financial Group
Dave & Diane Hundt (Hoffman)
Independence Tube Corp.
John & Carolyn Kilday
Andrea Kowalski
Mary Kowalski
Laborers' Local Union #393
Luckey Trucking, Inc.
Joseph & Gina Lushina
Carol Merritt
The Nawara Family
Pilkington/NSG Group
Spring Valley City Bank
State Bank of Cherry
Stertil ALM Corp.
Studstill Media
Lawrence Terando
Cory & Tracy Tomasson
Patty Williamson & Marie Ortiz

Additional Monetary Donations
Patricia Fabian
The First National Bank of Ottawa
Guy Ford
Jean Forst
Gerald Glogowski
Ron & Kim Groleau
Neil & Janice Jagodzinski
LeeAnn Johnson
Jim & Glenna Jones
Bernie Keutzer
Richard & Bonnie Kolowski
LaSalle State Bank
Sam Martin
Lawrence McDonald
Carol Noah (Flaherty)
Ottawa Savings Bank
Pioneer State Bank
Donald Sullivan
Carole M. Sutton
John & Linda Weber
Barbara Wysocki