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Message from the College Our annual report to the community is a special opportunity for us to share accomplishments and news from the past academic year. This year’s report is aptly themed, “Our Community’s College.” Rock Valley College is on the cusp of a very special transition that will have great impact on our community. Our journey is essential, our path is clear, and our momentum is strong. Let there be no mistake: we are our community’s college. As we embark on the next critical steps in the life of the College, we thank Dr. Jack Becherer for nearly a decade of service and a calm and steady approach at a time when it was appropriate. Similarly, the current interim leadership is extremely well positioned for a period that includes – in the short term – a presidential search, an accreditation visit, and a renewed focus toward transforming our community through empowering its citizens. These next steps will rely heavily on the collaborations and relationships we enjoy in our community. Critical partnerships have developed in the past few years, and we are proud that Rock Valley College is included in them. Current efforts have great impetus, and many emerging leaders are providing vision for education and business to preserve the collaborative spirit and advance the endeavors. This is our community, and while we are proud to see all of our improvements, more must be, and will be done. Its citizens – and future citizens – need us. They need Rock Valley College. At Rock Valley College, we challenge, support, and inspire students to provide themselves with the education, skills, and training to improve their lives and our community. Our faculty ask them to question the foundation of their beliefs and positions, to take a stand, and to be bold in everything they do. This is an exciting time for our community’s college, and we will consider that same approach during this critical transition. We are committed to strengthening Rock Valley College and our community, and we are grateful for your partnership and support. Michael Mastroianni Interim President, Rock Valley College Michael P. Dunn, Jr. Chairperson, Rock Valley College Board of Trustees


Rock Valley is our community’s college. We are here to serve, and it is our privilege to do so.

CRYSTAL DINWIDDIE RVC Faculty Member of the Year

Coming Full Circle When I was 11 years old, I moved from Arlington Heights, Ill., to a middle-class neighborhood in Rockton. Coming from generations of working class families, the expectation was to finish high school and find a job; anything beyond that was supported, but extra. My teachers at Hononegah High School raised my level of expectation to a point where I saw college as an option; however, like many first-generation college students, the idea of college was financially and emotionally daunting. Thanks to a Rock Valley College scholarship, a college career became real, much to my family’s delight. When I arrived at Rock Valley College as a wide-eyed freshman, I quickly became an enthusiastic advocate for the College by getting involved in several campus clubs and organizations, including the S.H.A.P.E. Club (the Social Sciences club). Within a couple of months, the advisors started introducing me as the club president. They had been looking for a student leader and, though I was shy, they must have seen my leadership potential. In this position, I had the guidance of Jerry Crane, Martin Quirk, Erin Fisher, Beth Ingle, and most of the Social Science department. From that point on, when my parents could no longer help me with college, I turned to my “academic parents” for guidance and support.

While working two or three jobs and attending classes, I served in leadership positions in both the S.H.A.P.E. Club and Phi Theta Kappa, and participated on the first Rock Valley College Model United Nations team. Looking back, these experiences motivated me in ways I didn’t think were possible. If it were not for the dedicated people at Rock Valley College who believed in me and challenged me to improve, I don’t think I would have become the person I am today. Rock Valley College was an amazing turning point in my life. I went on to attend the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, where I earned a bachelor’s degree in Sociology, followed by a master’s in Social Sciences from the University of Chicago. While I grew with my experiences at these universities, I believe they only built on the foundation laid down by a few of my K-12 teachers and, more significantly, my Rock Valley College professors. Upon completion of graduate school, I stopped in to see Professor Jerry Crane. I was invited to serve as a guest lecturer in a few classes in the fall of 2006 and, then was hired to teach two of my own Introduction to Sociology courses in the spring of 2007. Soon thereafter, a full-time, tenure-track sociology position was available, which required my expertise in racial and ethnic relations. I applied and was hired. I think what’s important about my story (and the story of so many others) is that it shows how our community and our College are positioned to cultivate the talent of our residents. Many of us can and do come full circle. For me, teaching at Rock Valley College has been a homecoming. I am back in my academic home with my academic family. And like any good family, they continue to support and develop me. It is because of them and my students that I strive to be better today than I was yesterday. As I witness students pursuing their dream careers at Rock Valley College, I continue to think about how this wonderful institution positively shapes their lives, as it has mine. Crystal Dinwiddie, RVC Faculty Member of the Year


“Thanks to a Rock Valley College scholarship, a college career became real, much to my family’s delight.

- Crystal Dinwiddie, RVC Faculty Member of the Year



The Impact of Our Community’s College Rock Valley College is our community’s college. We see it every day on campus in our students, faculty, and administration. We take tremendous pride in providing education, experience, and resources, as well as creating a skilled workforce now and in the future for this great community. The numbers from the Economic Modeling Specialists, International, study (EMSI June 2013) in the following passages are telling. A Rock Valley College education leverages taxpayer dollars; generates a return on public investment; raises consumer spending and generates new revenue income, while at the same time raising state income and reducing social costs associated with lifestyle factors. A Rock Valley College education is the investment that will pay you back for a lifetime.

>> Taxpayer Perspective


RVC LEVERAGES TAXPAYER DOLLARS • An estimated 96% of RVC students remain in Illinois and contribute to economic growth. Students who enter the workforce expand the tax base by generating higher earnings and reducing social costs.



• Higher  student earnings and associated increases in property income generate about $4.3 million in added tax revenue each year.


ROI in Millions

$30.0 $10.0 $0.0 -$10.0 -$20.0

RVC GENERATES A RETURN ON PUBLIC INVESTMENT • State and local governments allocated about $44.5 million in support of RVC in FY 2011-12.

-$30.0 -$40.0 -$50.0 2042








• State  and local governments will save approximately $169,900 in avoided social costs each year, including savings associated with improved health, lower costs of law enforcement, and fewer welfare claimants.


• For  every dollar appropriated by state and local governments to RVC, taxpayers will see a return with a cumulative added value of $1.80 in the form of higher tax revenues and avoided social costs. • State  and local governments will receive a rate of return of 6.7% on their investments in RVC.


>> Business Perspective RVC RAISES CONSUMER SPENDING • RVC employed 432 full-time and 325 part-time faculty and staff in the 2011-12 reporting year, with an annual payroll of $46.3 million.




• In addition to payroll, RVC spent $28.9 million in FY 2011-12 for supplies and services, of which an estimated 39% was spent in Rock Valley College District 511.



RVC GENERATES NEW INCOME • RVC payroll and spending for supplies and services generate a net impact of $40.7 million in added income in the economy each year. • T  he increased productivity of workers due to the accumulation of past and present RVC skills in the Rock Valley College District 511 workforce contributes approximately $486.4 million in added income each year.


RVC CREATES A SKILLED WORKFORCE • RVC activities encourage new business, assist existing business, and create long-term economic growth. The College enhances worker skills and provides customized training to local business and industry. SHORTTERM TRAINING

• A  n estimated 3 million RVC credits have accumulated in the Rock Valley College District 511 workforce over the past 30-year period as former RVC students (completers and non-completers) enter the regional workforce each year.







39% 15% 4%







4% 18% 3% 2013 | REPORT TO THE COMMUNITY





RVC INCREASES STATE INCOME • The activities of RVC’s 2011-12 student body will generate about $30 million in labor income in the state economy each year. • O  nce RVC’s current students become active in the workforce, they will promote business output, raise consumer spending, and increase property income in the state. All of this contributes an additional $13.8 million in taxable income each year. • A  ll together, higher student income and associated effects on business productivity add $43.8 million in income annually to the state economy.




RVC REDUCES SOCIAL COSTS • Education is statistically correlated with improved lifestyle behaviors, including reduced incidences of absenteeism, alcohol abuse, and smoking, lower probability of committing crime, and fewer welfare and unemployment claims. • It is estimated that RVC’s 2011-12 student population will generate social savings to the Illinois public equal to $2.1 million a year. • T  hese savings accrue to all state and local residents—students, homeowners, businesses, and taxpayers.


>> Student Perspective


EDUCATION WILL PAY YOU BACK – FOR A LIFETIME • Students enjoy an attractive 16.9% rate of return on their RVC educational investment.













• O  ver the course of his or her working career, the average RVC student’s lifetime earnings will increase $5.20 $2.1 for every dollar invested in their RVC education (in the form of tuition, fees, andSOCIAL forgoneSAVINGS earnings). • T  he average annual income of the typical associate’s degree graduate in Rock Valley College District 511 at the midpoint of his or her career is $43,000, 35% more than $43.8 someone with a high school diploma. ADDED INCOME • O  ver the course of a working lifetime, associate’s degree graduates in Rock Valley College District 511 earn $403,200 more than someone with a high school diploma (undiscounted).


EDUCATION IS YOUR TICKET TO A BETTER JOB • By 2022 it is anticipated that there will be about 65,100 new and replacement jobs available in the Rock Valley College District 511. • A  bout 25% of these jobs will require an education level equal to an associate’s degree or greater.


• A  nother 9% of available jobs in 2022 will require some kind of postsecondary certificate or vocational award.

















Awards and Recognitions

>> RVC Named Military Friendly School Rock Valley College was named to the coveted Military Friendly Schools® list for the fourth straight year. The list, which is compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey of more than 12,000 VA-approved schools nationwide, honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities, and trade schools in the country that are proactive to embrace America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses as students, while ensuring their success on campus.

>> Golden Eagles Win

Two National Championships The Rock Valley College Golden Eagles volleyball team won the NJCAA national championship in November, 2012. It was the third volleyball title in school history, including back-to-back titles in 1996 and 1997. The women’s basketball team won its second straight national championship in March. The two national titles brings the total NJCAA championships won in Rock Valley College history to 11, including four in an 18-month span.

>> Rare Research

Opportunity Awarded to RVC Student, Abby Becker Rock Valley College student Abby Becker was one of only eight community college students selected from around the country to participate in Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU), a ten-week National Science Foundationfunded research training opportunity created specifically for community college students in physics and astronomy. The research training Abby participated in during the summer of 2013 at Texas A&M University was extraordinary. Not only did Abby receive a $6,000 award, she was able to work directly with world-renowned faculty members on emerging research in astronomy, she visited the McDonald Observatory, and she enjoyed rare remote access to Kitt Peak National Observatory and the SARA Observatory in Chile.


â&#x20AC;&#x153;Abby is very fortunate; most graduate students would give their right arm for a research opportunity of this caliber.â&#x20AC;? - Dr. Richard Ross, RVC Professor of Physics





“Three years ago I came to this country from Kenya…I began working as a housekeeper…but in my heart I had a quest for an education. I took the first step by studying to become a CNA. I am now working as a CNA…I get up at 4 a.m. on school days to study so that I can get an “A” on my work. I am currently taking prerequisites for nursing and hope to be accepted into the nursing program by Spring 2014.” - Hafsa, RVC Scholarship Recipient


“Some people dream of making huge, new inventions or discoveries and becoming famous. All I want to do is make a difference in people’s lives on a personal level, one heart at a time.” - Teresa, RVC Scholarship Recipient


>> RVC Building Earns Award for Sustainability In January, Rock Valley College was awarded LEED Gold Certification for the Karl J. Jacobs Center for Science and Math (JCSM). The LEED rating system is the foremost program for buildings, homes, and communities that are designed, constructed, maintained, and operated for improved environmental and human health performance. Rock Valley College earned LEED certification for implementing practical and measurable strategies and solutions aimed at achieving high performance in: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection, and indoor environmental quality. The JCSM is the second RVC building to be LEED Gold certified, joining the renovated Physical Education Center, which achieved certification in 2010. Rock Valley College is the first community college in Illinois to have two LEED Gold certified projects. In January, the Northern Illinois American Institute of Architects gave the JCSM project architects, Saavedra Gehlhausen Architects and Demonica Kemper Architects, three awards for the JCSM project, including: Award of Excellence in Architecture, Award of Merit in Architecture, and Award of Honor – Green Design. Sustainable practices in architecture—one more way that Rock Valley College is making the world a better place.

>> RVC Honored with Financial Awards For the fourth consecutive year, the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) awarded Rock Valley College the GFOA’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its budget. In order to receive the award, RVC satisfied nationally-recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation and was rated “proficient” in each of the four designated categories as well as the 14 mandatory criteria within those categories. The GFOA also awarded RVC’s Financial Services Department the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its comprehensive annual financial report. The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting.




A Message from the Executive Director “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.” This annual report’s theme, “Our Community’s College,” is quite fitting given the success of the Rock Valley College Foundation over the past year. I continue to be humbled by the sincere expressions of generosity by community members who partner with Rock Valley College to help change so many lives in our region. There aren’t many other gifts more impactful than supporting the education of others and the community as a whole. The donors to the Rock Valley College Foundation are committed to changing lives of individuals, their families, and the entire community through financial support of Rock Valley College programs and scholarships. We are extremely grateful for the growing number of donors. Their gifts may be as small as $5 and others may be well over six figures. Several donors have begun new scholarship endowment funds that will continue supporting their cause in perpetuity, while others have joined the elite Heritage Society by including Rock Valley College Foundation in their estate plans. No matter the size or type of gift, all contributions are sincerely appreciated and have enormous impact today and into the future. I want to thank each and every one of you who supports higher education and job training through contributions to the Rock Valley College Foundation. “Our Community’s College” is stronger and more effective thanks to the many generous donations from the community, to the community, and for positive change in our community. Thanks to our Community!



“Our Community’s College”


Pamela K. Owens, CFRE Executive Director, Foundation & College Advancement


“I aspire to one day use my abilities to show as much generosity and charity to my community as you have done with this scholarship.” - Andrew, RVC Scholarship Recipient


GRADUATES OF A.A.S. DEGREES Serving Our Community: By the Numbers


GRADUATES OF TRANSFER DEGREES (A.A. & A.S.) Serving Our Community: By the Numbers

Foundation grant strengthens RVC Nursing Program

Making a Difference with Foundation Grants >> Grow Our Own Nursing Faculty Grant Four years ago, the Rock Valley College Nursing program applied for a Rock Valley College Foundation grant to fund an initiative aimed at preparing two full-time nursing lab employees to move into nursing faculty positions at the College. The idea was simple. Why not take two people who were already familiar with the nursing program, and help them earn the credentials needed to one day replace retiring or resigning faculty members? That was the beginning of the Grow Our Own Nursing Faculty grant, which funds tuition and fees for two students to complete their master’s degree in nursing education.

Thanks to the outstanding support of alumni, faculty, staff, businesses, and community friends, the Rock Valley College Foundation distributes grant dollars each year to College programs. This year, contributions impacted many areas of the College, as the Foundation distributed over

Kaye Eckstaine and Ellen Storm both had their bachelor’s degree in Nursing and were full-time employees in the nursing lab at Rock Valley College, but needed a master’s degree to teach clinicals and nursing courses at the College. By funding the Grow Our Own Nursing Faculty grant for Kaye and Ellen for the past four years, the Foundation has ensured that the nursing program at Rock Valley College will continue to be taught by expert faculty, lending support to a popular and much-needed program for the College and the community. Kaye and Ellen each finished their master’s studies with a 4.0 grade point average and are teaching clinical courses at Rock Valley College as well as continuing with clinical skills instruction in the nursing lab.

$100,000 in support. Some of these grants help offset the cost of special program books/ fees; others provide new equipment for handson learning, while others provide emerging learning technologies.


“This scholarship is so much more than financial relief. It is recognition of my hard work in college.” - Leticia, RVC Scholarship Recipient


GRADUATES OF CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS Serving Our Community: By the Numbers




Scholarships Making a Difference: In Their Own Words Science Student

Nursing Student

“My aunt and uncle work really hard to support me, and we are thankful for the scholarship. It helped cover the cost of my textbooks.”

“RVC is probably the best decision I ever made. I enjoy how small the classes are, and I have met some incredible professors who really inspired me through their teaching and willingness to help. With your kind scholarship and help from my supportive parents, I have been able to pay for college to pursue my dream career. Thank you.”


Art Education Student “The RVC scholarship is really appreciated. It helped me pay for my books, school supplies, and tuition. I am thankful that donors are willing to give young college students like me the help we need to succeed.”

Science Student

Nursing Student

“I am studying environmental science because I care about the environment. The Foundation scholarship made a huge difference in my life by making it possible for me to go to college without acquiring too much debt.”

“As a working parent, I am so thankful for the scholarship. Rather than take on more work hours to pay for school, I am able to spend time on my studies.”




“I hope that one day I will be able to help other students achieve their goals as you, and others have helped present students. Thank you for making this scholarship possible.” - Alexis, RVC Scholarship Recipient



SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED TOTALING $122,199 Serving Our Community: By the Numbers

Donor Spotlight: Bob & Jan


“Over time, I’ve realized that our area continues to struggle in terms of educational aspirations and attainment. So, the need for Rock Valley College to become a catalyst to help solve this issue has never been more important.” - Bob Stenstrom

Since 1999, Bob Stenstrom has been a dedicated donor, leader, and faithful friend of Rock Valley College. What began as a decision to become more involved in his community and its educational process has grown into passion and commitment that is shared by his entire family. Serving as the current president of the Rock Valley College Foundation board of directors, Bob, owner of Stenstrom Companies Ltd., along with his two adult children, brings with him a solid knowledge base and strong business ethics that are highly valued on campus. The Stenstrom family’s first gift came at a critical time for Rock Valley College. “We made a decision to contribute when Rock Valley College had just hired a new president

who instilled new life to an institution that had been slowly growing for 30 years,” he says. “Although that president eventually moved away, Rock Valley College had gained positive momentum needed to fill some of the voids in our community.”

in our region and within our company,” he says. “Over time, I’ve realized that our area continues to struggle in terms of educational aspirations and attainment. So, the need for Rock Valley College to become a catalyst to help solve this issue has never been more important.”

As the owner of a local company with deep roots in our region, Bob understands that one of the most important components in running a successful business is to have well-educated and highly-trained employees. He also realizes the need to keep local talent in the Rockford area, which is what eventually led to a partnership between Rock Valley College and the Stenstrom Companies.

As the Stenstrom Companies and its family celebrated 60 years of business last fall, they continued to pay it forward with their time, insight, and financial commitment to support Rock Valley College and our collaborative efforts with local high schools, which aim to better our students, community, and workforce. Bob and his wife, Jan, are strong examples of how transformational giving can impact a college and one’s own community.

“Rock Valley College was one of the only area institutions that was currently in place to help move that need forward




“Thank you for helping me turn my goals into reality.” - Alexandra, RVC Scholarship Recipient

FY ’13 Financial Reports >> RVC Revenues

>> RVC Expenses

>> RVC Foundation

Student tuition and fees (net) . . . . . . . . . . . $10,726,949 Sales and service fees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,933,743 State grants and contracts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7,759,253 Federal grants and contracts . . . . . . . . . . . . $17,845,614 State appropriations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $9,326,339 Local property taxes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $27,651,849 Personal property replacement tax . . . . . . $1,495,394 Investment income . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $104,043 Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,366,459

Salaries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $30,086,694 Employee benefits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $15,903,005 Contractual services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,515,386 General materials and supplies . . . . . . . . . . $3,684,745 Travel and conference/meeting expense . . $736,844 Fixed charges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $11,618,320 Utilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,411,726 Depreciation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $6,234,670 Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,595,898

Beginning assets July 1, 2012 . . . . . . . . . . $8,354,631

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $79,209,643

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $76,787,288

Revenue Donations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $695,137 Investments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $998,156 Increase (decrease) in net assets . . . . . . . . $1,693,293


Grants/donation to the College . . . . . . . . . . $298,547 Scholarships to RVC students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $122,199 Capital support to the College . . . . . . . . . . . $175,500 Management fees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $44,500 Operating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $156,355 Cost of fundraising . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $97,879 Net (decrease) in net assets . . . . . . . . . . . . . ($894,980) Ending net assets - June 30, 2013 . . . . . $9,152,944


“Thank you so much for your generous contributions and for supporting the educational goals of students, like me, who are in need of assistance.” - Rebecca, RVC Scholarship Recipient


CREDIT STUDENTS ENROLLED FOR SPRING 2013 Serving Our Community: By the Numbers



In Appreciation of Our Generous Donors

With gratitude and recognition of the loyal donors whose generous gifts literally change lives through higher education. IN RECOGNITION OF CUMULATIVE GIVING As of June 30, 2013

Cumulative Giving between $50,000 and $99,999

Ina Cholke & Olga Dean Bullard Charitable Trust

Unison Industries, Inc.

Jane Hawkins-Hoff

Edward and Kathryn Way Trust

Brian and Kari Helm

Alpine Bank

YABA of N. IL Bowling Foundation

Jennifer Huston

American Endowment Foundation

Melba and Thomas L.* Clinton, Sr.

Nancy E. Anderson Estate

Dain Rauscher Incorporated

Sjostrom & Sons Foundation

Atwood Foundation


Cumulative Giving between $10,000 and $24,999

Stenstrom Family

John and Myrna Borling

Elco Textron Inc.

Anderson Industries, Inc.

Woodward, Inc.

Brent and Sharon Brodeski

Forest City Gear


Mary Caskey

Funderburg Foundation

Aqua-Aerobic Systems, Inc.

Haldex Hydraulics Corporation

Gannett Foundation

Arc Design Resources, Inc.

Helm Group

Gloyd Family Foundation

ASHRAE Chapter #119

John Griffin - Kelley Williamson Company

Ross Edgar Hunt

Goodwill Northern Illinois

Kathie Ayres and Ted Ross

William and Lois* Kramer

Johnson Controls, Inc.

Shirley S. Holzwarth

Bank One Foundation

Leonard and Virginia LaPasso

Majorie Brookman Marlowe

Hughes Business Telephones, Inc.

Richard and Grace Leighton

John* and Roberta Mink

Illinois Community College System Foundation

William N. Baskin, MD and Leah Gonigam Baskin

Cumulative Giving of $1,000,000 or more

Cumulative Giving between $250,000 and $999,999 Leola Arnold Trust Harlan J. and Elsie Ingwalson Trust LoRayne Logan Karl L. and Jeanette E. Nelson Trust Lydia Luhman Pederson Charitable Trust

OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center

Suzanne and Don Berger

Ingersoll Machine Tools, Inc.

Blackhawk State Bank

Allen Johnson

Charles and Joan Bradley

James and Pamela Keeling

James Stanford Brown*

Janet Kjellstrom

Mrs. Leonard J. Cartier

Sjostrom & Sons, Inc.

Suntec Industries, Inc.

UTC Aerospace Systems

Wilson Tool Corp.

Donald H. Wrork MD Charitable Trust

Winnebago County Dental Society

Cumulative Giving between $100,000 and $249,999

Cumulative Giving between $25,000 and $49,999

Byron C. and Jane Smith Marlowe*

Chrysler Corporation

Clint Maslen*

AMCORE Foundation

AMCORE Financial, Inc.

North Park Fire Protection District

Citizenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Scholarship Foundation of America

Jean A. Bullen Trust

American Century

Jack W. and LaVonne A. Packard

CLARCOR Foundation

Anonymous (2)

Rockford Ambulatory Surgery Center

Community Foundation of Northern Illinois

Associated Bank Illinois

Rockford Powertrain, Inc.

Bank One-Rockford N.A.

Rockford Products Corp. Foundation

D.A.O. Foundation

Ralph Bartels*

Michelle and Dan Rojo

Eloise K. Eshbaugh*

Jack and Janna Becherer

RVC Student Government Assoc.


Belvidere National Bank & Trust Co.

Saavedra Gehlhausen Architects

Richard Nordlof

Savant Capital Management, Inc.

Rockford Health System

Bergstrom, Inc. Charitable Foundation

SwedishAmerican Foundation

Bergstrom, Inc.

SwedishAmerican Health System

Catalent Pharma Solutions



June F. Soderblom Students in Free Enterprise

James and Carol Cox Michael and Patricia Davis Demonica Kemper Architects Dynacorp, Inc. Freeport Health Network Richard J. Galla and Family Robert S. Giesecke Bill and Sue Gorski Grainger Industrial Supply Greenlee Textron Inc. Steve and Tina Gunderson

Illinois Water Treatment, Inc. Industrial Molds Inc. International Association of Fire Fighters Local 413 David D. Kalber Trust Kavo America Corporation

W. David Mark Mattison Foundation, Inc. McGladrey LLP Richard and Nancy McIntosh George* and Marion Meadows Karen and John Messley Northern Illinois Building Contractors Association William D. Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connell Olson Aluminum Castings Sam and Deb Overton Raymond and Jo Marie Paul Lisa and Jerry Peppers Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of Rockford Pillsbury-Green Giant Martin and Christy Pocs G. Pollnow Farm Trust No. 1 Poplar Grove State Bank Sunil Puri

John T. Quirk, Col. USAF Retired Annette J. Rehbein RJ Galla Co., Inc. Robbins Schwartz Nicholas Lifton & Taylor, Ltd. Rock River Valley Tooling & Machining Association

IN RECOGNITION OF ANNUAL GIVING Received between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013 Annual Giving of $100,000 or more Richard Nordlof

Rockford Anesthesiologists Associated

Stenstrom Family

Rockford Area Century Group Fund

Annual Giving between $50,000 and $99,999

Rockford Orthopedic Associates, Ltd. Rockford Products LLC Rockford Surgical Service, S.C.

Brent and Sharon Brodeski

James and Arlene Sadlon

Annual Giving between $25,000 and $49,999

Sikich LLP

Barnes & Noble at Rock Valley College

Reunion Committee, RHS Class of 1940

SwedishAmerican Health System

William N. Baskin, MD and Leah Gonigam Baskin

Daniel and Diana Saavedra

Annual Giving between $5,000 and $9,999

Belvidere Area Chamber of Commerce

Ina Cholke & Olga Dean Bullard Charitable Trust

Brent Bernardi Russell A. Kuhlen and Jim Black, Attys

Steiner Kerman Education Foundation

Richard J. Galla and Family

James M. Bonavia

Nancy and James Sylvester

Peter C. Kostantacos Family Trust

Eileen Boucek

Jim and Shirley Waddell

Donald H. Wrork MD Charitable Trust

Mary Caskey

John and Susan Whitcher

Carl and Barbara Dargene

Jack and Peggy Wolf

Rockford Area Century Group Fund Sjostrom & Sons Foundation

Annual Giving between $2,500 and $4,999

Children of Eileen J. Hogshead

Kathie Ayres and Ted Ross

Robert S. Giesecke

American Endowment Foundation

Jack and Janna Becherer

Ronald V. Harris

Steiner Kerman Education Foundation

LoRayne Logan

Brian and Kari Helm

John* and Roberta Mink

Bergstrom, Inc. Charitable Foundation

Nancy and James Sylvester

Rockford Health System

Allen Johnson

TC Advertising Annual Giving between $10,000 and $24,999

Ted Ross & Associates, Inc. W A Whitney Corp.


Jim and Shirley Waddell

Community Foundation of Northern Illinois

Walmart Foundation Mary H. Walters

Goodwill Northern Illinois

Frank and Jennifer Wehrstein

Helm Group

William Charles, Ltd. WilliamsMcCarthy LLP

John Griffin - Kelley Williamson Company

Jack and Peggy Wolf

Lisa and Jerry Peppers

John T. Wolf Charitable Trust II R. Ray and Nola Wood

Rock River Valley Tooling & Machining Association


Rockford Ambulatory Surgery Center

W. David Mark

Illinois Community College System Foundation International Association of Fire Fighters Local 413

George and Frances Schwenkner Charitable Trust Steiner Electric Company

Annual Giving between $750 and $999 Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund Jane Hawkins-Hoff Rockford Lions Club Charity Foundation, Inc.

Karl and Carol Jacobs

Annual Giving between $500 and $749

Richard and Grace Leighton

BMO Harris Bank

Karen and John Messley

Craig Booher

Nicor Gas, An AGL Resources Company

Charpie Korte Industries, LLC

Diane Nyhammer

Dean and Julia Durst

Pam and Terry Owens

Forest City Gear

AGL Resources Private Foundation, Inc.

Katie and Ken Peterson Robert J. Porod

Bill and Sue Gorski Susan J. Hansen

Alpha Controls & Services, LLC

Alan and Cynthia Rehbein


Anonymous (2)

Annette J. Rehbein

Sam and Deb Overton John T. Quirk, Col. USAF Retired Donna M. Sechler Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program Susan M. Wormley Annual Giving between $1,000 and $2,499

Ed and Barbara Clucas

* Deceased


“It is a privilege to not only accept the scholarship, but to simply call myself a student at Rock Valley.” - Gabrielle, RVC Scholarship Recipient



Laura and Roger Jacobsen

Donald and Freda Manzullo

C. Eugene Elliott

Kathy McCarty

Sue Michaelsen

Mrs. Barbara Erickson

Niggemann Family Fund

Nancy L. Moist

Janyce B. Fadden

K. Sue Null

Wes Morgan

Jim Forsell

Barclay and Debra Olson

Pat and Lisa Morrow

Norma and Curtis Freeberg

Olson Aluminum Castings

James and Lucy Pirages

Brittany Freiberg

Pfizer Foundation Matching Gifts Program

Bill and Terri Roop

Chellis F. French, Jr.

Michelle and Gary Rothmeyer

Judith Anne Gambrel

Martin and Christy Pocs

Brian Sager

Gail L. Gerbert

Rockford East Cherry Valley Rotary Club

Norma and Bob Trojan Union Savings Bank

Goodrich Foundation Partners in Giving

Michael P. Webb

Verlette L. Esterbrook-Gorman

Richard and Mary Wolf

Virginia D. Gregory

Bill and Sue Zillmer

Len Hall

Timothy J. Rollins Frank Rotello Schwab Charitable Fund Sheet Metal Workers Local 219 Jo Ann M. Smith

Annual Giving between $100 and $249

Charles and Pat Harker

Greg and Mary Tuite Mary H. Walters

Ross E. Aden

Wesley and Barbara Hartjen

WilliamsMcCarthy LLP

David L. Anderzon

Donald S. Holt

Anonymous (2)

Shirley S. Holzwarth

Jeffrey and Chris Beck

Brent L. Horsley

Michael Beert and Rachel Handlin

Matthew Peter Ingenito

David J. Bentley

Diann Jabusch

Robert R. Betts Jr.

Delores Jensen

Ted Biondo

Ann Johns

Katie Boughton

Bonnie and Bill Johnson

Bradford Systems Corporation

Rosemary Johnson

Linda and Jeffrey Carlson

Beverly L. Jones

Nancy and Mike Chamberlain

Dave Keaggy

Marilyn L. Clouse

Lynn Kearney

Mary Ann and John Conley

Ann and John Kerwitz

Brenda and Dennis Corcoran

Lake Family Trust

Dave Costello

Peter and Pamela Lonsway

Jim and Jackie Dehler Xuan Dinh

The Family and Friends of Mary Lundby

Michael R. Dom

Lois and Tom Lundgren

Tracy Eckburg

Roger and Nancy Lundstrom

Patricia L. Edwards

Michael Mastroianni

Annual Giving between $250 and $499 David H. and Madeleine V. Arnold Suzanne and Don Berger Susan Busenbark CD Cooper Charity Fund Michael and Patricia Davis Robin and Brian DeBenedetto Ann T. Dempsey David and Amy Diaz Drs. Dale and Elaine Drake Enactus Norm and Patricia Hagman


“…this scholarship is a godsend, and from the bottom of my heart I thank you for this opportunity.” - Derek, RVC Scholarship Recipient

Bob and Nadine Hallstrom

Jessica L. Jones Gary and Sally Jouris James and Pamela Keeling Tom and Fayne Kniep Brian L. Kobischka Charles R. Lindstrom

Barbara and Robert Harner

Robert and Jodi McCarthy

Sara Skaggs Pat and Bud Wiener

McKey Living Trust

Dean and Pat Tollefsrud

Anne and Norman Meyer

UTC Aerospace Systems

Stephen K. Miller

Steve and Joy Vee

Mary Lou Miller

Holly L. Viren

Jacki Minnihan

Don Williams


Carol Ann Ostrom

R. Ray and Nola Wood

Rex and Carol Parker

Barbara Woodsmall

Evelyn Abrahamson Jim and Shirley Waddell

Lynn Perkins

Larry and Patricia Zachary

Mara and Eugene Pocs Marsha and Jerry Polacek Kanwal D. Prashar Redin Parts, Inc. Trudy and Richard Reynolds Bruce Roberts Rockford Charter Coach, LLC Lillie Rude Rydell Family Foundation Saavedra Gehlhausen Architects Carolyn and Joe Scandroli Sr. Angela Schmidt Mary Jo Schoening Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Schoening Shirley and John Schou* Ron Schulz Ronald and Mary Seeley William and Adella Sefrhans Harley E. Shepherd Bill and Genny Sjostrom Sara J. Skaggs Eileen and Gerald Skeels Barbara L. Smith Bill and Julie Snively Jacquelyn Spelman Cathy and John Szewczyk Kenneth and Molly Terrinoni Rolf and Margaret Thienemann Steven R. Thompson Steve and Bonnie Tigner

Annual Giving under $100 With special gratitude towards the 218 donors who made an annual gift under $100. For a complete listing, please visit www.rockvalleycollege. edu/foundation. GIVING IN TRIBUTE IN HONOR OF… Mrs. Patricia Battram Katie and Ken Peterson Eleanor Buerger The Buerger Family; Bob, Linda, Rob and Katie Steve Kiser James W. Dean Len Hall Marsha and Jerry Polacek Steve and Bonnie Tigner Susan M. Wormley Peter C. Kostantacos* Anonymous Dale Oij Holly L. Viren Eugene and Mara Pocs Martin and Christy Pocs Meenakshi Prashar Kanwal D. Prashar Viola Scadden’s 85th Birthday Sandi Kelly Howard L. Schmidt Angela Schmidt Diana Singletary Gerald and Mary Thompson

Laura Jaye Smith, RN, May 2013 William J. Moses

Richard Bernardi Brent Bernardi Kathryn S. Null

David Caskey Mary B. Caskey Trust Mary Caskey McKey Living Trust Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Oliver

Lynn E. Manning and Aaron D. Manning Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Schoening Mary Jo Schoening Catherine Manzullo Donald and Freda Manzullo

Colette Ann Currie Diane Nyhammer

Geno Mastroianni Michael Mastroianni

James DeNure Eleanor DeNure

Gerald and Rose Mastroianni Michael Mastroianni

Theresa Gasparini Carolyn and Joe Scandroli, Sr.

District Fire Chief Kevin R. McIntyre International Association of Fire Fighters Local 413

Kurt Boucek Anonymous Kathryn and William Becker Michael Beert and Rachel Handlin Eileen M. Boucek Mary and Kent Buzzell Lorna and Greg Cote Juliana T. Dal Pra Connie and Richard Dowling Karen and Jim Falzone Doris M. Galle Daniel and Catherine Herdeman Matthew Peter Ingenito Beth A. Ingle Martha M. Kaiser Kurt Boucek Scholarship Memorial Fund Julie Monarski Greg K. Myers Barbara and Nat Nelson Erik and Nicole Oberg Carol Ann Ostrom Sam and Deb Overton Kurt and Frances Schoening Tamela and William Schulz Barbara and Gerald Shelton Harley E. Shepherd Jack and Barbara Simon Evelyn L. Smith Ellen and Ken Storck Cathy and John Szewczyk Kyle J. Wolfe Leah and Timothy Zahn

Elizabeth “Liz” Harris Ronald V. Harris

Mary Ellen Lundby Ruth M. Bower Brittany Freiberg The Family and Friends of Mary Lundby Emily Loaiza and David Loaiza-Funk Pam and Terry Owens Tricia Cratty Sweeney

Keith Bradt Bradt Trust

David R. Madden Michael and Naomi Madden

Madeleine Haskell Michael Mastroianni

Roy Mitcheltree Linda Mitcheltree

Eileen J. Hogshead Children of Eileen J. Hogshead

John J. O’Connell Rosemary A. O’Connell

Heidi Hutchison, RVC volleyball coach Jeanne K. Smith

Christopher L. Peppers Lisa and Jerry Peppers

Ralph E. Kall Walter H. Kall

John L. Peterson Anonymous

Reverend LaVern Kampfe Doris Elaine Kampfe

John S. Peterson Anonymous

Peter C. Kostantacos*, RVC attorney and friend Carl and Barbara Dargene Ann and John Kerwitz Peter C. Kostantacos Family Trust Sam and Deb Overton

William and Pauline Pirages James and Lucy Pirages

Mark Lewis RVC Community Education Outreach Staff Marion F. Wilke

Bert Prather William Prather Steven R. Thompson James Rehbein, Professor of Earth Science Alan and Cynthia Rehbein Annette J. Rehbein Detective Kevin Darrell Rice, Sr. Patty and Elmer Rice Bruce Roberts Ann Riordan Rose Pearson Mabel Scritchfield Kay and William Becker (continued…) * Deceased



Robert E. Sechler Donna M. Sechler


Eugene J. Skerkoske Mary Lib Skerkoske


Roger E. and Nancy A. Lundstrom

Gerald J. Smith, RVC Alumni Barbara L. Smith

David H. and Madeleine V. Arnold

Fred E. Machesney*

Leola Arnold*

John* and Roberta Mink

Jack J. and Janna K. Becherer

Karl L. and Jeanette E. Nelson*

James H. Breuhaus

Carol Ann Ostrom

Jean A. Bullen*

Lydia Luhman Pederson*

Mrs. Leonard J. Cartier

Bill and Terri Roop

Eloise K. Eshbaugh*

William R. Samuelson

James and Karen Falzone

George and Frances Schwenkner*

Norma and Curtis Freeberg

George E. Seidler*

Ronald V. Harris

Tricia Cratty Sweeney

Jane Hawkins-Hoff

Nancy and James Sylvester

Shirley S. Holzwarth

Edward and Kathryn Way*

Harlan J. and Elsie Ingwalson*

Jack and Peggy Wolf

David D. Kalber*

Virginia Wrork*

Brian L. Kobischka

Fred and Wendy Young

Lance R. Smith Jo Ann M. Smith Irene Thompson Don and Elaine Johnson Thompson Trust Ann Miller Waddell Laura and Roger Jacobsen Jim and Shirley Waddell C. Edward Ware Mrs. Avis Benning Charles and Karen Blomgren Marcia A. Cook Betsie A. Trejo Dudgeon Mrs. Barbara Erickson Robert and Carol Fredrickson Renee S. Gustafson Sandra and Donald Hildebrand Mrs. Beverly J. Jackson McGladrey LLP Anne and Norman Meyer Catherine A. Pang Mary and John Phillips Trudy and Richard Reynolds Rydell Family Foundation Saavedra Gehlhausen Architects Roger E. Schmeling Lorraine M. Solie Margaret Ware Renee Gustafson Sanda Hildebrand

Peter C. Kostantacos* Douglas E. Lee Richard T. and Grace H. Leighto Gene and Kathryn Lindell* LoRayne Logan

List Accuracy We are thankful to our generous donors and have taken steps to ensure the accuracy of this report. We apologize for any errors and ask that you notify us of any corrections by calling (815) 921-4500.

Albert S. Wrate Sandra E. Ellison William Zavadil, Asst. FB Coach Mary Lou Pea Miller, RVC, PEC


* Deceased


“The gratitude that I feel is almost impossible to put into words.” - Julie, RVC Scholarship Recipient





“God bless you for your support!” - Josh, RVC Scholarship Recipient

RVC Foundation Board and RVC Board of Trustees

Foundation Board of Directors <<

>> Board of Trustees

Brent Bernardi – Alpha Controls & Services, Inc. Brent R. Brodeski – Savant Capital Management, LLC Bridgett Coleman° – Coleman CPA & Consulting, Inc. Michael W. Davis – Community Leader Brian J. DeBenedetto – Rockford Bank & Trust Ann T. Dempsey – Oliver Close, LLC Dale A. Drake, DDS – Drs. Drake, Ltd. Bill Gorski, MD – SwedishAmerican Health System Steven A. Gunderson, DO – Rockford Ambulatory Surgery Center Jane Hawkins-Hoff – Community Leader Brian Helm – Helm Group Robert J. King°° – Community Leader Douglas Lee°° – Associated Banc-Corporation LoRayne Logan – workplace Roger E. Lundstrom – Community Leader Karen E. Messley – RVC Faculty Emeritus Stephen K. Miller – UTC Aerospace Systems John W. Mink* – Community Leader Patrick W. Morrow – Alpine Bank Tad Olson – Olson Aluminum Castings James R. Pirages – Hinshaw & Culbertson, LLP Timothy J. Rollins – WilliamsMcCarthy, LLP Michelle Scandroli°° – Community Leader Robert W. Stenstrom – Stenstrom Companies, Ltd. James S. Waddell – Community Leader

Michael P. Dunn, Jr., Chairperson Don Gillingham^ Frank Haney^^ Lynn Kearney^^ Katherine M. Kelley, Vice Chairperson Patrick Murphy^^ Randall J. Schaefer, Secretary Mary Tuite^^^ Marshawn Massenat, Student Trustee^^^^ Daniel Slabaugh, Student Trustee^^^^^

Ex Officio Dr. Jack Becherer, President/CEO, Rock Valley College Sam E. Overton, Jr., Vice President Administrative Services Pamela K. Owens, Exec. Director, Foundation & College Advancement

^ Term began 12/17/13 ^^ Term began 4/30/13 ^^^ Term resigned 10/21/13 ^^^^ Term began 5/28/13 ^^^^^ Term ended 5/28/13

° Term began 7/1/13 °° Term ended 6/30/13 * Deceased



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Fy14 RVC annual report final  

Rock Valley College's annual report to the community for FY14.