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. Over 100 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:

  • Ralph Scriba
  • William and Dian Taylor
  • Dr. John F. Wacker family
  • Eureka Savings Bank
  • Enbridge
  • Joe Ferrero Memorial
  • Illinois Manufacturers’ Association

Ralph & Loraine Scriba

Dr. Mary Margaret Weeg

$50,000 - $99,999
William & Dian Taylor
In memory of John F. Wacker, M.D. by Joanne Wacker

$25,000 - $49,999
The Davis Family by Barbara M. Davis
Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois
Illinois Manufacturers Assoc. Education Foundation
In honor of Helga Interrante
Dr. Robert J. & Peggy J. Kramer

$10,000 - $24,999
Black Bros. Co., Mendota, IL
Eureka Savings Bank
HSHS St. Mary's Hospital Auxiliary, Streator, IL
Hometown National Bank
IVCC 21st Century Scholars Society Members
IVCC Employee Campaign
In memory of Gerre Breit Walsh by Nelson & Karen Nussbaum
J. Davis & Mary G. Small

$5,000 - $9,999
Jerry & Katherine Corcoran
     Katie and Emma Hardin
Gary & Deborah Dahl
In memory of Joe Ferrero by Jim Ferrero
James & Marilyn Loveland
Douglas & Nichole McVey
Walter & Nancy Zukowski

$1,000 - $4,999
Aziz & Wendy Asphahani
Harold & Nancy Barnes
JB Contracting Corp., James Brady, President
Central Bank Illinois
Eakas Corporation
Richard Ellis, M.D.
Fairmount Santrol
Financial Plus Credit Union
In loving memory of John & Betty Fassig by Paula Hallock and Family
Illinois Valley Building Trades Council
Illinois Valley Contractors Association
Illinois Valley Labor Management
Daniel Janka
JB Contracting Corp., Jim Brady, President
Elizabeth A. Klopcic
James & Simone Kozel
Eugene & Lillian Forcht Kwas
LaSalle County, State's Attorney Office
In memory of Bud Connelly by John & Cheryl Roelfsema
In memory of Sharon O'Brien by John & Cheryl Roelfsema
Dr. Susan T. Schmitt
The George Sollitt Construction Company
Carl & Leitha (Sellett) Spetzler
Jean E. Trompeter
Unytite, Inc.

$500 - $999
Fran & Mary Scott Brolley
     Nick & Jen, Ella & Clint, Hillary, Sam, Simon, Jacob, Paige, Benjamin
The Cantlin Law Firm / John L. & Kathy Cantlin and Family
Daniel P. Cawley / Cawley Chicago Real Estate
The Grzybowski Family
     Mark, Liz, Dylan, Eloise, Kennedy
In loving tribute to Kelly Conrad by Paula Hallock
Chuck & Pam Hanson
Hennepin Power Station / Dynegy Midwest Generation, LLC
Home Instead Senior Care
Michael J. Hughes / AXA Advisors
Dave & Diane (Hoffman) Hundt
Christian Jauch & Family
     Chris, Mary, Erich, Erin
John & Carolyn Kilday
Ottawa Business Builders Too Leads Group
KI - Tim Poulakis
James L. Rising, DVM, MD
William Rosenkranz

$250 - $499
Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc.
Don & Donna Aleksy
Bruce A. Allen
Dr. Deborah Anderson
The Bartolini Family
     Elaine, Kathy, Arlene
Beck Oil Co.
The Brayton Family
     Daryk, Kathy, Hailee, Mercedes, Sean
Bill & Judy Chapman
William T. Duttlinger and Mary Beth Henneberry
Jack & Marion Feehan
Dale E. Fleming
Flour House, Inc., Princeton, IL
Dennis & Jeannie Franklin
Elbert & Barbara Gentry
Heather Hammitt
Jeff & Jeanne Hayden
The Hi-Way Restaurant
Alex & Linda Hueneburg
Independence Tube Corp.
Andrea Kowalski
Mary C. Kowalski
Laborers' Local Union #393
Luckey Trucking, Inc.
Joe & Gina Lushina
Carol Marsh Merritt
The Nawara Family
Jim & Carol Flaherty Noah
Pilkington/NSG Group
In memory of John A. Roach & Gertrude Wilgen, LPO Class of 1937
Spring Valley City Bank
State Bank of Cherry
Stertil ALM Corp.
Studstill Media
Lawrence Terando
Cory, Traci, Lauren & Reid Tomasson
Patty & Marie Williamson-Ortiz
Reed & Sydney Wilson
Barbara Wysocki

Additional Monetary Donations
Kathleen Eglet
Patricia Fabian
The First National Bank of Ottawa
Guy Ford
Jean Forst
Lorraine Gedye
David R. Gisler
Gerald E. Glogowski
Ron & Kim Groleau
Neil & Janice Jagodzinski
LeeAnn Johnson
Jim & Glenna Jones
Bernice Keutzer
Richard & Bonnie Kolowski
Ann Krolak
LaSalle State Bank
Sam Martin
Lawrence McDonald
Ottawa Savings Bank
Pioneer State Bank
Donald Sullivan
Carole M. Sutton
John & Lisa (Gedraitis) Weber