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IMPACT Inside This Edition

• 14th Annual Founders’ Day Brunch Update

• Spotlight on ECC Foundation Board Members

• Distinguished Alumnus Award Call for Nominations

• FY2011 Annual Report and Honor Roll of Contributors

• ECC Retirees Enjoy Under the Streetlamp

• 14th Annual Golf Classic

JPMorgan Chase Foundation Supports ECC Alliance for College Readiness Lundstrom Insurance company employees stand proudly in front of their offices on Point Boulevard in Elgin, IL.

Lundstrom Insurance Underwrites Student Achievement When Karen Gonzalez graduated from Larkin High School, her excellent grade point average and résumé made her an ideal candidate for nursing programs across the country. But rather than attend the University of Illinois at Chicago, Gonzalez felt Elgin Community College was a better fit. She now serves as ECC Student Government President, is a member of the All-Illinois Community College Academic Team, and is an active participant in the life of the institution—all while maintaining high marks in her classes. The team at Lundstrom Insurance understands the importance of honoring excellence. In December 2011, the firm pledged $25,000 to open an endowed scholarship fund to support outstanding ECC students, like Karen Gonzalez, as they pursue their educational aspirations. “Our business is built on providing our clients with peace of mind and security to assist them in achieving their dreams,” says Brett Lundstrom, president and CEO of Lundstrom Insurance. “Our gift to the ECC Academic and Leadership Excellence Scholarship Fund is another way for us to express our

organizational values and continue our history of investing in our community.” Lundstrom Insurance has been present in the Elgin community for decades. Through three generations of family leadership, Lundstrom Insurance has served as a model business by fostering a client-centered culture and carrying on a tradition of trust and integrity. Scholarship support provided by Lundstrom Insurance will assist aspiring students from the ECC district who have demonstrated superior academic achievement and community leadership strengths throughout their high school educational experience. The endowed fund will generate a pool of awards to support generations of future ECC students as they continue to advance themselves in pursuit of a college degree or certificate. To honor this local business’ investment in students, ECC will adorn a study room in the new Renner Academic Library and Learning Resources with the Lundstrom Insurance name. 1

The JPMorgan Chase Foundation has once again provided a generous grant in the amount of $25,000 to support the Alliance for College Readiness’ Summer Bridge Program. The foundation takes great pride in its history of supporting organizations and programs that strengthen the communities it serves. The continued support from the JPMorgan Chase Foundation over the past three years has enabled 70 percent of high school graduates enrolled in the Summer Bridge Program to raise their abilities in critical areas so they could begin taking college credit classes. In total, to date the JPMorgan Chase Foundation has provided approximately $85,000 in grants to support the alliance. CONTINUED ON PAGE 8

Julie Schaid, ECC associate dean of college readiness and school partnerships

2012 Founders’ Day Brunch

Executive Director’s Letter

Opening New Doors

Dear friends,

Though the 14th annual Founders’ Day Brunch was held Sunday, January 29, the theme for the event emerged at the December 2011 graduation, where Dr. Sam told the new graduates, “Today, you have opened a door that cannot be closed to you again.”

We are so grateful for the committed support that you provide to Elgin Community College and our students through the ECC Foundation. Thank you for including postsecondary education in your philanthropic priorities. We know there are many worthy causes you may chose to support and are thankful for your continued investment in lifelong learning within our community.

The 2012 brunch, themed Opening New Doors to Knowledge, continued the ECC Foundation’s long history of making learning opportunities available to students. The event raised over $58,000 in support of student scholarships, enhanced instructional programs, and other areas of pressing needs to enable student success.

Impact is a new publication of the ECC Foundation. Distributed as a quarterly supplement to our annual report, we hope the articles within will serve to strengthen the connection each of you have toward our mission to improve lives through learning. As the stories of student achievement and innovative programs unfold on the pages, know that they are stories you have made possible through your generosity.

One such student and current benefactor of foundation scholarship support, Guadalupe “Lupe” Jaramillo, shared his appreciation with brunch-goers, telling the audience that the news of his scholarship “filled my parents with pride and honor.” He is currently a secondyear student studying heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration at ECC, and plans to graduate in May 2012. Taking to heart the true value of his own educational endeavors at ECC, the appreciative student told the attendees, “I have learned throughout my academic and personal experiences that life is not about what you receive but what you give as well.”

We invite your input, your involvement, and your continued support to enable brighter futures for all who attend Elgin Community College.

World-renowned photographer Sandro Miller received the Distinguished Alumnus Award. During his acceptance, Miller told the crowd how two of his ECC photography professors changed his life because of their spirit, passion for the art, and their constant praise. Miller’s award-winning career includes his charitable work with photography students in Chicago. He speaks, lectures, reviews portfolios, and offers an open-door policy to students to share their dreams and frustrations, giving them the same encouragement he needed to believe in himself.

All my best,

Katherine Sawyer Executive Director, Institutional Advancement and ECC Foundation

Additional award recipients included former Elgin Area Chamber of Commerce President and ECC Foundation Board member Leo Nelson who received the Distinguished Friend of Education Award, and ECC Foundation Board member Shawn Kluber who was honored with the Exceptional Friend of the ECC Foundation Award. CONTINUED ON PAGE 4

ECC President David Sam provides opening remarks to Founders’ Day audience.

ECC Board of Trustees Chair Robert McBride, EdD, presents the Distinguished Friend of Education Award to Leo Nelson.


Call for Nominations: 2013 Distinguished Alumnus Award The purpose of the Distinguished Alumnus Award is to recognize the accomplishments of notable alumni who have attended Elgin Community College, and raise awareness of the outstanding accomplishments of former ECC students.

exceptional nature, shown professional growth within his/her chosen field, and has made a positive impact on his/her community, please consider nominating him or her for the 2013 Distinguished Alumnus Award.

If someone you know has attended ECC, demonstrated achievement of an

For more information and a complete list of criteria, or to submit a nomination,

please visit, send an email request to, or contact the Alumni Relations office at 847-214-7746. The deadline for submission of a completed nomination form is Friday, September 28, 2012, at midnight CST.

Profile: 2012 Distinguished Alumnus Award-Winner Sandro Miller Sandro Miller was named the Elgin Community College 2012 Distinguished Alumnus at the Founders’ Day Brunch on January 29 for his accomplishments as a world-renowned portrait photographer. Miller’s passion for photography began at age 16 while viewing portrait images by the great master photographer Irving Penn. He bought his first Nikon camera, took photography classes, and began taking pictures every day of his life. At the ceremony, Miller told the audience, “The summer of 1977, I recall telling my mother that I wanted to go to college for photography. My mother had tears in her eyes as I told her of my plans to enter Elgin Community College and to attend their photography program.” Miller was inspired by the teachings of two professors of photography at ECC—Lou Krueger and John Grady—who gave him encouragement and praise regarding his work. They thought he had something special and had a gift for photography. “I was always very proud of where I chose to go; it was the right place for me to be at the right time of my life,” Miller says. “I received an invaluable education, but mostly, I received the encouragement, the care, and the passion from teachers who had the same love of photography that I had.” Today, Miller is one of the foremost photographers in the world with numerous award-winning campaigns to his credit. He has photographed many national advertising campaigns, and Archive Magazine named him one of the 200 best advertising photographers the past four consecutive years. He has also been included in the Graphis: Best 100 in Photography in 2010 and 2011. At an awards ceremony in Cannes, France, in July, Miller was selected to be included in the Saatchi and Saatchi Best New Directors Showcase for his short film “Butterflies” featuring actor John Malkovich.

ECC Alumni Relations Coordinator Diane Stredde presents Distinguished Alumnus award to Sandro Miller.

After 35 years in this business, Miller says, “I can still say I love what I do today as much as the first day I discovered the work of Irving Penn, and my first days at ECC. I will be forever grateful to those years and the decision I made to attend ECC.” 3

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Founders’ Day Brunch Each year, college president David Sam, PhD, JD, recognizes a number of Community College District 509 citizens who have demonstrated “outstanding leadership and service” and whose actions have positively influenced the community. This year, the following notable citizens were presented with Lasting Impact awards: • E.C. “Mike” Alft, Elgin historian and former mayor; • Harry Blizzard, member of the founding ECC Board of Trustees and ECC Foundation Board Emeritus member; • Jerry Cain, Judson University president; • Phyllis Folarin, EdD, former ECC Trustee, local educator, and entrepreneur; • H.H. Hormozi, one of founding members of Streamwood Chamber of Commerce and former ECC Foundation Board member; and • Robert Siljestrom, former ECC Foundation Board member, ENCORE team member and alumnus. The Founders’ Day Brunch planning committee was led by event chair and ECC Foundation Board member Larry Jones. A total of 46 sponsors supported the foundation through the 2012 brunch. Please save the date to join the ECC Foundation for the 2013 brunch celebration on Sunday, January 27, 2013.

ECC Foundation Board of Directors Past Chair John Hurlbut presenting the Exceptional Friend of the ECC Foundation Award to Shawn Kluber.

ECC Foundation scholarship recipients who volunteered during the Founders’ Day Brunch (from left to right); Guadalupe Jaramillo, Brea Cabezudo, Natalia Shabalina, and Bryan Lantz

2012 Founders’ Day Brunch Lasting Impact Awardees (from left to right): E.C. “Mike” Alft, Linda Cain (accepting on behalf of her husband Dr. Jerry Cain), Dr Phyllis Folarin, H.H. Hormozi, and Robert Sijestrom

2011-2012 ECC Foundation scholarship recipient Guadalupe “Lupe” Jaramillo addresses Founders’ Day audience.

Guadalupe Jaramillo is a resident of Elgin and a graduate of Larkin High School in Elgin. He currently attends ECC on a part-time basis while working full-time. He has completed over 55 credit hours toward his associate’s degree and certifications as a heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration professional. He maintains a GPA well above average and has already received three Vocational Specialist Certificates in HVAC from ECC. All of his certificates were awarded with high honors. His ECC instructors speak highly of him indicating he is an exemplary student both in the classroom and outside of the classroom. He will be the first in his family to graduate from college, and he’s working tirelessly with an inexhaustible amount of passion to achieve his dreams of a higher education and a better life for himself, his family, and his community. 4


Red Door Sponsors Kluber, Inc. Shales McNutt Construction Mahogany Door Sponsors DLA Architects, Ltd. EFS Foundation IHC Construction Kellenberger Electric, Inc. Lamp, Inc. Lundstrom Insurance Maddock Industries, Inc. Stained Glass Door Sponsors Ancel, Glink, Diamond, Bush,   DiCianni, and Krafthefer Affiliated Systems, Inc. Dewberry, Inc. EcoEnergy, LLC Kovitz Investment   Group, LLC Lauderdale Electric Plumbers and Pipefitters   Local 501 Sound Vision, Inc. Birch Door Sponsors Applied Communications   Group, Inc. Early, Tousey, Regan, and Wlodek Hampton Lenzini and   Renwick, Inc. Larry and Whitney Jones

Kahler Slater KI Chicago Monaco Mechanical, Inc. Dr. Dale and Caren Nickelsen Sikich LLP Thermosystems, Inc. WET Solutions, Inc. Wills Burke Kelsey Associates, Ltd. Steel Door Sponsors ECC Board of Trustees Advance Electrical Supply Co. Automated Logic – Chicago Roger and Donna Burnidge Cardosi Kiper Design Group Carey Electric Contracting, Inc. Environmental Consulting Group Kroeschell, Inc. Leo and Marilyn Nelson Glen and Mary Peterson Pilipuf-Grist & Associates Ron and Nancy Straub Structural Technologies, Inc. Tactical Design Tandus Flooring Trane Chicago Walker Parking Consultants Other Supporters Ursula Digman Dr. James and Susan Galbraith Steve and Polly Hunt Laflin Design Group Steve and Rebecca Mischak

ECC Retirees Enjoy Under the Streetlamp

excitement, two former deans on the ECC retiree committee, Jack Weiss and Polly Nash, silenced the room with a showing of their masterpiece, an ECC retiree photo album video. The video presented photos of retirees going back to the college’s first president.

On November 13, 2011 the ECC Foundation hosted an evening full of gratitude and appreciation for ECC retirees. The evening began with a matinee performance of Under the Streetlamp (a revue by the cast of Jersey Boys) in the Visual and Performing Arts Center, followed by a reception in Spartan Terrace Restaurant.

“All I can say is that I was in awe of the video that Polly and Jack made,” said Marilyn Westerhoff, retired professor and member of the planning committee. “It was so rewarding to see many long-time ECC friends back on campus.” “The show was outstanding, but the real beauty of the event was the re-connection with some of our retired ECC colleagues,” stated Linda Hefferin, EdD, faculty liaison to the ECC Foundation Board of Directors.

Thanks to the special efforts of Steve Duchrow, the college’s director of performing arts, a “surprise” visit to the reception by the Streetlamp cast gave the evening a special glow. To add to the

Of the 94 in attendance, nearly 70 percent were ECC retirees and their guests. Members of the college’s Board of Trustees and Foundation Board members also attended, along with college president David Sam, PhD, JD. ECC Foundation Vice Chair Caren Nickelsen led the efforts to create five memorable gift baskets and secure a signed photograph of the cast; the items were raffled off during the reception. Murna Hansemann, entertained the group by playing the piano throughout the evening reception. Thanks to all who helped make this event a success, including the ECC Foundation Board of Directors, Community College District 509, Board of Trustees, ECCP3, and college staff (especially the Arts Center and Spartan Terrace Restaurant). Recent stars of Chicago’s Jersey Boys performing Under the Streetlamp


Spotlight on ECC Foundation Board Member Bruce Dahlquist Bruce R. Dahlquist, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, is a co-founder and president of DLA Architects. As a LEED-accredited professional, DLA’s director of sustainability, and co-founder of the Fox Valley Branch of the U.S. Green Building Council, he has been a leader in DLA’s commitment to green and sustainable design. Through his and his partners’ leadership, DLA was named the Distinguished Architectural Firm in the State of Illinois, by AIA Illinois, a Council of the American Institute of Architects.

ECC Foundation Board of Directors member Bruce Dahlquist

Dahlquist is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana with a Bachelor of Architecture and a Master of Architecture degree. He maintains architectural and interior design licenses in many states, including Illinois. He has always maintained an interest in preservation. He was cofounder and past chairman of the Elgin Heritage Commission, past president of the

Illinois Association of Historic Preservation Commissions, and a member of the Illinois Historic Sites Advisory Council, where he helped select buildings in Illinois for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. Another of his interests is teaching. Dahlquist has taught at all grade levels from pre-K through higher education and beyond. In school district U-46, he served as the architect in residence, as part of an Illinois Arts Council program. Other interests include golfing, fishing, and photography. Over the years, he has also served on many local commissions and advisory boards. He was formerly the Rotarian of the Year for the Elgin Breakfast Rotary Club and currently serves on the Provena St. Joseph Hospital Foundation Board. He lives with his wife, Peggy, in South Elgin.

ECC Employees’ Donations Continue to Support Students, Community as a counselor I see firsthand how financial hardship can wear down the human spirit and impede a student’s ability to stay on course. A scholarship award sends the message that ‘you are valued and we believe you will realize your dreams at ECC’”.

Elgin Community College administrators, faculty, and staff continue to make a difference in their community—both inside and outside the college—through gifts to the ECC Foundation and the United Way. ECC employees pledged more than $61,000 during both fundraising drives.

She continues, “Students from all walks of life need financial support from time to time. I’m particularly concerned about students who diversify our campus, yet do not have access to traditional funding resources for higher education and struggle to meet their educational goals. I give because I can.”

The more than $49,000 raised for the ECC Foundation will support student scholarships, ECC programs, and the foundation mission. Nearly $12,500 raised for the United Way of Elgin will help the organization fund programs that provide services to the community, homework help and mentoring to students, and resources for the elderly and disabled. When asked “Why do you support the ECC Employee Giving Campaign?” many employees shared the sentiments of Patti Jachowicz, EdD, counselor/ professor in the Student Services Division. “I consistently support the ECC Employee Giving Campaign without hesitation because a scholarship can mean the difference between success and disappointment for many ECC students,” she says. “In my work ECC employee donor, Patti Jachowicz, EdD

President David Sam (far right) delivers a message with past Employee Giving Campaign Co-Chairs (from left to right) Phil Howard, Paula Amenta, and Sarah Dye.


Pathway to Knowledge Brick Campaign Reserve your place on the “Pathway to Knowledge,” a beautifully landscaped walkway in the center of the Elgin Community College campus. Connecting the new Renner Academic Library and Learning Resources to various points on campus, this charming pathway will be traveled by thousands of ECC current and future students, faculty, and community members.

You can create a memorial on of the new Renner Academic Library and Learning Resources brick pathway.

Your personalized brick is a unique way to commemorate your time with, or connection to ECC, for all to enjoy in years to come. Purchasing an engraved brick is a great way to honor family and friends, celebrate special moments, mark milestones, or send an enduring message of dreams and success. To order your brick, please visit For further information, email, or call the Alumni Relations office at 847-214-7746.

Spotlight on ECC Foundation Board Member Michael McKay Michael McKay has been a financial advisor with Edward Jones since 2001, working with individuals, families, businesses, and not-for-profit organizations to help them achieve their long-term financial goals in a variety of areas including retirement planning, education savings, portfolio reviews, estate considerations, and insurance planning.

currently serving on the Provena St. Joseph Hospital Foundation Board of Directors, Elgin Symphony Orchestra Trustee, Elgin Area Chamber Leadership Academy Steering Committee member as well as past president of the Elgin Area Chamber of Commerce. He also served as past president of the Rotary Club of Elgin.

McKay earned his MBA in finance and marketing from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. He completed his undergraduate work at Boston College where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in finance.

He resides in Elgin with his wife, Kelly, and their four children, Mary, Elizabeth, Katherine, and Jack. In his free time, he enjoys playing golf and ice hockey, traveling, coaching his children in various sports, and spending time with his family.

In addition to serving on the ECC Foundation Board of Directors, McKay is actively involved in the community through various not-for-profit boards and committees and numerous fundraising campaigns. Other highlights of his community service include ECC Foundation Board of Directors member Michael McKay



ECC Alliance for College Readiness Since 2006, the ECC Alliance for College Readiness has been driving positive change in Community College District 509. The number of the district’s high school graduates who are completely college-ready increased from less than 24 percent to 32 percent since the alliance’s inception. “Being ready for college helps these students avoid developmental coursework and the tuition and fees associated with that,” says Julie Schaid, PhD, ECC’s associate dean of college readiness and school partnerships.

The alliance, which is composed of more than 250 teachers, other educational leaders, and community members from ECC and public school districts U-46, 300, 301, and 303, has been noticed by experts in the field of college readiness. A University of Illinois at Chicago professor was impressed to see elementary, middle school, and high school teachers collaborating with ECC administrators and faculty to develop ways to help students succeed in science. “A concept where college faculty work with K-12 faculty, like ECC’s Alliance for College Readiness, is not common”, James Pellegrino, PhD, told more than 100 area science educators and alliance members during an alliance meeting in December.

Pellegrino’s appearance was hosted by the alliance’s science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) faculty team. He said it is critical for educators of all levels to address this issue to help students taking developmental classes. “Hopefully through this partnership you will help spur that dialogue along,” Pellegrino said. Illinois Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon was also impressed with the college’s alliance. During a visit to ECC in September 2011, Simon remarked that though she had heard of similar programs in Illinois, there were none that compared with ECC’s ability to prepare students in three weeks. “The Summer Bridge Program needs to be shouted from the mountaintops,” said Simon.

From left to right: ECC Math Instructor Kenny Beynon, ECC Associate Dean of Collge Readiness and School Partnerships Julie Schaid, Illinois Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon, and ECC President David Sam

From left to right: ECC Math Unit Adjunct Faculty Stephanie Franco, Larkin High School Math Teacher Karen Daniels, ECC Math Instructor Kenny Beynon, and Burlington Central High School Language Arts Teacher Sue Zagorski


District 300 Dundee-Crown High School Associate Principal Curriculum and Instruction Christopher Columbaro

2011-2012 Elgin Community College Foundation Annual Report In keeping with the ECC Foundation mission to support Elgin Community College and its students by raising private resources to support scholarships and innovative program investments, it is our pleasure to share with you the Foundation’s financial status and key milestone from the fiscal year that closed on June 30, 2011. Thanks to the accomplishments of ECC foundation supporters: • 242 students received scholarship support to start or continue their academic journey; • $188,211 in private foundation and corporate grants assisted student success initiatives and programs; • 144 players filled the St. Charles Country Club golf course to support scholarships and athletics; • 200 guests attended the annual Founders’ Day Brunch to celebrate community and philanthropic leaders; and • ECC Foundation received clean bill of health from our independent auditors.



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Revenues and Expenses as of June 30, 2011 REVENUES Contributions Grants Fund-raising events, net of expenses Investment return and other net of fees Contributed services TOTAL REVENUES

2011 $181,056 $0 $87,287 $292,178 $253,000 $813,521

2010 $801,940 $20,000 $125,570 $157,220 $253,000 $1,357,730

EXPENSES Contributed services Scholarship awards Management and general Support to Elgin Community College TOTAL EXPENSES

2011 $253,000 $125,663 $36,115 $39,026 $453,804

2010 $253,000 $97,260 $32,782 $47,724 $430,766


Honor Roll of Contributors As of June 30, 2011

The ECC Foundation recognizes and appreciates the outstanding generosity of those individuals, families, private, foundation, businesses, and organizations that have made it possible to support so many worthy students and college programs.

Lifetime Giving Century Circle ($100,000 and more) Harry and Phyllis Blizzard Harvey E. and Ethel Daeumer Duraco Products, Inc Grand Victoria Foundation

Dean’s Circle ($50,000 to $99,999) EFS Foundation Elgin Sweeper Foundation Lawrence W. Harrington Gregory T. Hunt Thomas and Claire Johannesen Kluber, Inc. Knaack Manufacturing   Company/Emerson Electric Nancy and Hugh Epping Foundation Elgin Noon Rotary Club Seigle Family Foundation Southbend, a Middleby Company

Annual Giving July 1, 2010-June 30, 2011 Partner ($10,000 and more) EFS Foundation JP Morgan Chase & Co. Foundation Manny Likou and Carolyn Kirk-Likou Mary Willig

Director ($5,000 to $9,999) Abbott Laboratories Fund Sterling “Stu” Ainsworth Anonymous DLA Architects, Ltd. Elgin Sweeper Foundation IHC Construction Companies, LLC Knaack Manufacturing Company/Emerson  Electric Lamp, Inc. Shales McNutt Construction Sysco Food Services-Chicago, Inc.

Colleague ($2,500 to $4,999) Affiliated Systems, Inc. Ancel, Glink, Diamond, Bush, Dicianni and   Krafthefer, P.C. The Estate of Ralph E. Apple Automated Logic-Chicago Dewberry, Inc. Elgin Breakfast Rotary Club Grand Victoria Casino

John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc. Kellenberger Electric, Inc. Kluber, Inc. The Estate of Karl M. Lehr Lundstrom Insurance Northwest Contractors, Inc. Roger Ramey Unilever United States Foundation, Inc. W.W. Grainger, Inc. WET Solutions, Inc.

Associate ($1,000 to $2,499) Ace Coffee Bar, Co. Advance Electrical Supply Co. Applied Communications Group Associated Electrical Contractors, Inc. Bornquist, Inc. Builders Concrete Services Donna and Roger Burnidge Carey Electric Contracting, Inc. Mary Czaja Joyce and Paul Dawson Charles and Linda Dvorak Early, Tousey, Regan & Wlodek EcoEnergy, LLC Robert English Clark Hallpike Dr. Linda C. Hefferin Doris J. Hunt and Family Jonathan & Carolyn Hutchison IHC Group Foundation Illinois Community College System Foundation Interiors For Business, Inc. KI Chicago KJWW Engineering Consultants Elizabeth Kotwas and Mike Barry Kovitz Securities, LLC Ronald Kowalczyk Lauderdale Electric Co. Dr. Norman Madsen Dr. Rick Mao and Dr. Mi Hu Monaco Mechanical Inc. Polly A. Nash Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 501 Richard W. Renner Dr. David and Julie Sam John and Marlene Shales Sherman Health Foundation Sikich LLP Jane Solinsky Tandus Flooring Trane Walker Parking Consultants & Eng. Dan and Cathy Walter Wills Burke Kelsey Associates, Ltd.

Contributor ($500 to $999) A Lamp Concrete Contractors, Inc. Claudia Alimpich Dr. Sharon D. Baker Stephanie Bonvallet Carroll Seating Company John and Bonnie Coffin


Coilcraft, Inc. Constellation New Energy Ned Coonen Dr. Carol Cowles Doherty Construction Inc. Donor Club of Elgin ECC Board of Trustees Environmental Consulting Group, Inc. Andrew Erbach Joyce J. Fountain Donna Garcia Elena Gardea Stephen Gray and Susan Leigh Lawrence W. Harrington Hartwig Plumbing & Heating, Inc. Mary F. Hatch Vivian Hileman Mark Hinchy Larry D. and Whitney Jones Kahler Slater Rebecca Knoppkie Marc and Sharon Konny Kroeschell, Inc. Sheri Lacy Larson and Darby Group Dr. Eric A. Larson and Sharon Fisher-Larson William and Roxanna Lauderdale Brett and Rachel Lundstrom Dr. Luis Martinez Dr. Robert and Mary Ellen McBride Steven and Rebecca Mischak Dr. Dale and Caren Nickelsen Nicor Gas Patrick W. Parks Dr. Vincent Pelletier Glen and Mary Peterson Warren Peto Jorge and Cheryl Phillips Dr. James L. Pinto Gary Rowe Manuel Salgado Sound Vision Inc. Speer Financial Inc. Karin J. Stacy Kathleen J. Stover Thermosystems, Inc. W.R. Meadows, Inc.

Friend ($100 to $499) Absolute Fire Protection, Inc. Advance Mechanical Systems, Inc. Anonymous Anthony and Angeline Aiello Brooks T. Aitchison Altrusa International Club of Elgin, Inc. Paula Amenta Lauren Anderko Bruce and Debra Anderson Timothy Anderson William Angelo Sandra Anthony Jeff Arena Joan Arnal Robin Arnold

Sharon Arnt Dr. L. Bruce Austin Elaine Ayers-Rivas Micaela B. Banks Michel Barbezat Billie Barnett Elizabeth Becker Roxanne Bell John A. Benchley Brian and Melissa Berquist BHFX, LLC Dr. Alice Biggers Jo Anne M. Bohne Richard Bonnom Dr. Jeffery S. Boyd Betty Brown Michele Brynelsen John Brzegowy BSC Private Wealth Management, LLC Noreen Burton-Hill Calvin J. Byrd Kathleen Callahan Ryan C. Callahan Cecilia Carreon David Carrillo Cristina Castro Katrina Chan-Larsen Chef Bo’s Corp Citizens for Ruth Munson Kathleen Coatney Sharon Colby Heather Collins Stuart Collins Melvin I. Craigen Mary T. Cubert Frank Curkov Irina Del Genio Merrie and John Derderian Jill Dickens Larry Dieffenbach Rose DiGerlando Ursula and Tom Digman Dr. James Dittus Larry Drafall Richard Dunne Terry and Pat Dunning Sarah L. Dye ECCFA (Elgin Community College   Faculty Association) Mary Elfring Elgin Pain & Headache Center Elgin Trades Council Traci and Rick Ellis Greg Elston Guy K. Elston Ted Eltzroth Beverly Felder J. Thomas Finnegan Dr. Phyllis Folarin and Mr. Femi Folarin Dr. James Galbraith Dr. Philip Garber Cynthia L. Gaspardo William R. Geister Gilbane Building Company Kimberly Gilmore Gilmore Marketing Concepts Gerald Granada Richard R. and Cindy Green Clayton and Heidi Haldeman Susan Hall Stephen Hallier The Honorable Judge James Hallock Hampton, Lenzini and Renwick Charles and Judy Hanlon Tom Hannula Murna Hansemann Julie Hartley

Linda M. Hartley Tami Haukedahl Marc and Heidi Z. Healy Peggy Heinrich Carolyn Heiss Lorie Hermesdorf Frank Hernandez Laurie Hoerner Holian Asbestos Removal and   Encapsulation Corp. Mary Hooper Phillip Howard Steve and Polly Hunt Dr. Patricia Jachowicz Sean Jensen John E. Regan Law Offices, Ltd. Lisa M. Johnson Judson University Timothy Kaar Maria Kazmi Diana Kellenberger Daniel Kernler Diane Kerruish Crystal Kerwin Ann King Al and Janine Kirkland John and Shawn Kluber Michael Kluber Diane Kmet William A. Kolton Kowalczyk Law Offices, P.C. Ray Krouse Maureen Lange Fred Lantz Heather Larkin Christina Leverenzzi Jennifer Lindquist Patricia Lloyd Eric Long Eleanor and Douglas MacKinney Maddock Industries Inc. Carlton Marcyan Abraham Martinez-Cruz Judith Mavros Dr. Jennifer McClure Pat McCulloch Michael McKay Gerald McLaughlin Elizabeth McNulty Kathryn S. Michel Michael Milgrim Wendy and Jay Miller Dawn Sweeney Munson Leo and Marilyn Nelson Inga Neuner Donna Newberg Dr. Clare Ollayos David Packard Margaret J. Parker Kent F. Payne Pediatric Dentistry, Ltd. Mark Pelczarski Dr. Mary E. Perkins Amy S. Perrin Mary Peterhans Kimberly Plate PmS Advertising, Inc. Marilyn Prentice Joyce Proctor Carina Ramos Dr. Donna S. Redmer and Mr. Jack Redmer Elizabeth Reiha Annabelle Rhoades Kristin Richmond River Valley Land Improvement, Co. James Rock Erica M. Romero


George Rosa Dr. Joseph Rosenfeld Victoria I. Kasprzak Roush Beth W. Santell Jean Saylor Marjorie J. Schildknecht Mary S. Schluchter Schneider Excavating Inc. Art and Nancy Schueneman Mark and Robin Seigle Gabrielle Serrano Eric Sickbert Michelle Skinder Susan Spengler-Abell Leticia Starkov Dr. Katie Storey Ronald and Nancy Straub Diane Stredde Colleen Stribling Daysi Strong Dale Swetman Lizabeth Tannhauser Maria G. Terry Judith Thommes Marcy Thompson Dr. Susan Timm Traben Group Inc./Tactical Design Steven S. Trail Mary Ann Tuerk Susan Van Weelden Karin Vial Village of Streamwood Carlen Vire-Smith Frederick W. Vogt Scott and Marie Wagner Vany Wells Kelly Wemken Robert Werderich WET Solutions, Inc. Robert E. White Gretchen Wirtz Dicky and Dorri Yee Connie Zapata Michael E. Zema

Living Legacy Spartan Legacy Society (Planned and Estate Gift Donors) Ralph E. Apple Elizabeth M. Buchman Dorothy W. Davis Lewis V. Fletcher Hal Gilbert Karl M. Lehr William H. Lovell Walter S. Tanner Jr.

The Elgin Community College Foundation is committed to acknowledging our donors’ generosity as accurately as possible. Please call the foundation office at 847-214-7377 to share any corrections. Thank you.


Elgin Community College Foundation Board of Directors 2012 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE


Chair Brett Lundstrom President & CEO Lundstrom Insurance

Jenni Betancourt Architect Dewberry, Inc.

Vice Chair Caren Nickelsen (Retired) Nickelsen Pediatric  Dentistry (Retired) Parti Particulars Immediate Past President John Hurlbut Principle Attorney Hurlbut & Hurlbut, PC Secretary Paul Dawson Managing Director, Construction Elgin Community College Treasurer Ian Lamp VP of Marketing & Sales Lamp Incorporated Assistant Treasurer Sharon Konny VP, Business and Finance Elgin Community College College President David Sam, PhD, JD Elgin Community College Executive Director Katherine Sawyer Executive Director, Institutional Advancement and Foundation Elgin Community College

Donna Burnidge St. Charles, IL Bruce Dahlquist Partner DLA Architects, Ltd. Larry Jones Village Manager Village of South Elgin Carolyn Kirk-Likou Professor Emeritus Elgin Community College

Patricia Szpekowski President PmS Advertising, Inc. R. Scott Wagner Principle Rs Wagner Sales Co Inc. Robert Werderich President Illinois Aviation Academy, Inc. Michael Zema Professor Emeritus Elgin Community College

EX-OFFICIO LIAISONS Board of Trustees John G. Dalton, JD

Shawn Dalton Kluber Batavia, IL

Faculty Liaison Linda Hefferin, EdD

Eric Larson, EdD (Retired) President Blackhawk Technical College


Michael McKay Financial Advisor, Limited Partner Edward Jones Leo Nelson (Retired) Executive Director Elgin Area Chamber of Commerce J. Emeka Onwuta, MD Physician Jack Shales Chairman Shales McNutt Construction John Sleeting Partner BSC Private Wealth Management

Harry Blizzard Elgin, IL Paul Heath, EdD Bloomington, IL

Save the Date 14th Annual Golf Classic

ECC Foundation Golf Classic Monday, June 18, 2012 St. Charles Country Club

Lunch and silent auction begin at 11 a.m. Shotgun golf tee-off begins at noon. Dinner, live auction, and awards begin at 6 p.m.

Tom Finnegan Jr. Palatine, IL John Kluber Batavia, IL Michael S. Shirley, PhD Bloomington, IL Don Waters, EdD Elgin, IL

For more information, contact the Foundation Office at 847-214-7377 or

IMPACT - ECC Foundation - Spring 2012  

Elgin Community College Foundation newsletter, Spring 2012 issue