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Keeping education affordable....................................4-5 Teaching and learning enhanced....................................6-7 A community enriched..........8-9 Graduates today, leaders of tomorrow................10-11 SCC Foundation leadership...................................12-13 Thank you..................................14-15 SCC employees make a difference................................16-17 Events..........................................18

Transforming Lives & Strengthening Communities

“We rely on our partners in the community to help keep education affordable and accessible to students because many jobs today require a college education.� -C  indy Elking, Owner of Quintessential Catering and assistant treasurer of the SCC Foundation Board

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The St. Charles Community College Foundation, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, enhances learning environments for thousands of students each year through scholarship awards, academic and program enhancements, as well as community outreach.

Keeping education affordable Dewey Memorial Scholarship is one of many making a difference HONORING A LIFE BY EDUCATING OTHERS ewey had a passion for helping young people succeed and aspired to mentor students at SCC. To honor his life, his wife Susan and their two sons set up a memorial scholarship to give others the opportunity to pursue their dreams. Now 11 years since Dewey passed away, we celebrate the more than 20 students who have received the Dewey Memorial Scholarship. “Not everyone has parents who can encourage them. However, if you have the right teacher and motivation, you can get your education and achieve your goals. That’s where the scholarship fills the gap,” Susan said.

SUSAN BITNEY “We want to help students who have a good heart, are productive citizens and value service to others.”



Susan, who began her own education at a community college, went on to get her bachelor’s degree from St. Louis University. Her career included teaching elementary grades, remedial reading, and SCC's English as a Second Language program.

“When I came to SCC I began to consider the loss of my job as more of an opportunity to explore my true potential. I felt empowered,” Sam said. Sam joined the Marine Corps after high school and served honorably for eight years and then worked as a carpenter in the St. Louis area for 22 years. After losing his job in 2008, Sam enrolled at SCC to learn new skills. “I was unemployed and couldn’t afford college, so the scholarship lifted the burden of financial worry and allowed me to focus on my studies,” he said.


During his time at SCC, Sam was a member of the Returning Learners Club and Phi Theta Kappa. He served as a Student Ambassador and volunteered at SCC Foundation fundraisers while working part-time tutoring students in the computer lab. Sam completed his Associate of Arts degree with highest honors and was selected to be student speaker at SCC’s 2011 commencement ceremony. Sam went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, in English from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and a Master of Fine Arts in writing from Lindenwood University. He was recently hired to work full-time at SCC as a computer specialist.


“It meant a lot to me that someone recognized my need and made an investment in my academic success.”

Ameristar Casino Arnie Stanek Graduate GED/HSE Barklage, Brett & Hamill – Pre-Law Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital Nursing Betty Tyree Osiek Graduate GED/HSE Blattel and Associates Carol McCauley Swink Memorial Cottleville Firefighters Outreach First Responder Cottleville/Weldon Spring Chamber of Commerce Cottleville/Weldon Spring Rotary Scholarship Dan and Jody Barklage Dennis Hollrah, Architect: Computer-Aided Drafting Dewey Memorial Diana Romans Scholarship for Clinical Excellence Edward M. Kennedy Public Service First State Bank Florence Killian Memorial Former Mayor of Cottleville Stephen Kochanski Friends of SSM St. Joseph Auxiliary Nursing General Motors Greater St. Charles County Chamber of Commerce Harvester Kiwanis Club Health Information Management Helen and Paul Schnare InNovare Law, LC James F. Ronkoski Memorial Criminal Justice Jerry E. Scheidegger Family Jo Anne Rocklage Memorial Kathy Underwood Smith Memorial Kevin Kast Family Long Term Care Educators Association Maria Espinosa Presidential Leadership Michael Thomas Williams O’Fallon Rotary Club Progress West Hospital Nursing Rotary Club of St. Charles SCC Employee Sponsored Program (ESP) SCC Faculty Association SCC Foundation General St. Charles Noonday Kiwanis St. Peters Rotary Nontraditional St. Peters Rotary Traditional The Lorrie Munson Scholarship AWA RDED IN Tom and Gail Slater Business SCHOL A RSHIPS Veterans of Valor Zonta–Marlene Fraser Irish Memorial




Teaching and learning enhanced Committed to excellence in instruction and support services








Nursing and Allied Health students now have the opportunity to practice skills on a manikin that features an elderly appearance, with skin wrinkles and folds. The manikin also comes with an IV training arm that has very thin skin and veins that roll and disappear. This gives students hands-on experience in working with real-life geriatric patients.

Since SCC began offering welding classes in 2011 to help students seeking employment in this high-demand skill area, enrollment has been steadily growing in St. Charles and Pike counties – with 64 students currently enrolled. And while federal grant funding has kept tuition down, supplies still can be costly. Scholarships were funded this year, as well as auto-darkening welding helmets for students to use during class.

ANON YMOUS DONOR SPEEDS CREATION OF NEW STUDENT-CENTRIC WEBSITE CC has a new website in 2016 that will benefit our students and community thanks to a $215,000 gift last year from an anonymous donor. The gift made it possible for the college to contract with a strategic design and technology agency to do research and design work. This allowed SCC to improve the site to a level beyond what internal personnel were planning.

JANE O’DONNELL SCC professor of multimedia and web design “We are so thankful for this gift. We were given this awesome opportunity to design an updated, more accessible website, which allows more students and community members to connect with SCC.”

AND ... Achieving Success in College Math Anatomical models for anatomy and physiology students

Brain Week poster presentations

Financial literacy education

Communications guest speaker

Handheld technology for science experiments

Certified Medication Technician Program test Literary journal library Soft skills and etiquette luncheon

Phi Beta Lambda student leadership conference costs Portable dance floor for Young People's Theatre

Launched on Feb. 1, the site has a fresh design and is set up so that potential students can easily navigate to information about the enrollment process and class registration. Additionally, the site is now more compatible on all platforms and students can readily access information about how to connect with SCC and learn more about the college’s offerings. A workgroup, co-chaired by Jane O’Donnell, SCC professor of multimedia and web design, and Heather McDorman, vice president for enrollment and marketing services, led college employees through the transition to the new site.

Scholarship for Certified Production Technician (CPT) and welding classes The Gateway Review: a literary journal for students Web-based program for students learning English

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A2 community enriched Bridging the gap between education and the workforce

O'FALLON MAYOR BILL HENNESSY Mayor Bill Hennessy (left) speaks to Jacob, a senior at Francis Howell North High School, at the O'Fallon, Mo., City Hall in March. "It was great being able to introduce Jacob to my life as mayor and to show him what it's like to work for our great residents. Here in O'Fallon, we are fortunate to have a very active group of young adults, and we look for every opportunity to get them involved in city government and leadership."

“When students connect Justin, a senior at Troy Buchanan High School, shadows Sgt. Dan Cunningham, police officer and pilot with the Metro Air Support Unit, at Spirit of St. Louis Airport in April.

with professionals, they learn how to translate their passions and the knowledge gained in the classroom into a career.

FU N DS R AI S E D M AK E I N N OVAT I V E , CO LL ABO R AT I V E PR O G R A M P OSS I B LE hanks to an investment from corporate partners like UPS, General Motors and Edward Jones, the vision of community leaders to help students make better career and life choices is now a reality. The Career Explorations Alliance (CEA) launched in January 2016, connecting students and educators with professionals across all industries who are willing to invest their time by providing job shadowing, mentoring, teacher externships and classroom presentations.

More than 1,000 students have participated in experiences to date, and satisfaction ratings are above 90 percent. The CEA is on track to serve more than 3,000 students over the next three years. Participating schools only pay a modest stipend for their students to participate, thanks to the generosity of corporate partners. Schools include the five public school districts in St. Charles County, the Lincoln County (Troy) School District and St. Charles Community College.

Everyone benefits – students understand what it takes to be successful, professionals are inspired through their volunteerism, and our community benefits from a stronger workforce pipeline.” -K  asey McKee, SCC vice president for college advancement and planning

For more information on how you can participate, call Dawn at 636-922-8373 or email dthornton@stchas.edu. CareerExplorationsAlliance.com



Graduates today, leaders of tomorrow Students and community reap benefits JA M E S W I E C ZO R E K ames’ life was forever altered in 1991. He was a truck driver, and when he stopped at a rest area, he was assaulted and shot. The next 12 months were spent in and out of hospitals. James survived, but due to the spinal cord injury he was paralyzed. This father-of-four courageously chose to view this life-changing event as an opportunity to consider a new future, one that could now include college. James came to SCC with a positive attitude, eager to prepare for a new career and never used his disability as an excuse. He earned a degree in 1996. During his time at SCC, his interest in politics and advocating for others developed into a dream to practice law. He received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and earned his law degree from St. Louis University School of Law, where he was named Student of the Year.

2016 DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD RECIPIENT “After suffering my spinal cord injury, I didn’t want to sit home and do nothing. I decided that SCC would be a perfect choice to begin my educational journey. The community college provided a social environment and great learning opportunity that set the foundation for reaching my goals.”



He works for the Law Firm of Michael T. George and has argued cases at all levels, including the Missouri Supreme Court, Missouri Court of Appeals and Illinois Appellate Court. He makes time to give back, volunteering to assist students in doctorate programs at universities in the area. James lives in St. Charles County and enjoys spending time with his four children and six grandchildren.

More than 700 students graduated this year, including 25 who received a scholarship from the SCC Foundation. Tiffany and Ryan were among them. MEET TIFFAN Y, FUTURE SOCIAL WORKER Life took Tiffany in a nontraditional direction, which did not include graduating from high school and attending college right away. She helped care for her father, who became ill when she was young. She also married early and had children of her own. But after enrolling at SCC, she earned her GED credential, her Associate of Arts degree and an Associate of Applied Science degree in human services. She was able to develop her leadership skills and became very involved in SCC’s Student Senate.

“Personally and professionally, I know the value of an SCC education. Graduates are prepared to join our community workforce and to become leaders in their professions.” - Seth Peimann, Administrator of NHC HealthCare St. Charles, and President-Elect of the SCC Foundation Board

“Without SCC and the scholarship, I would not be where I am today,” Tiffany said. She is pursuing bachelor’s degrees in social work and psychology and a master’s degree in social work. Her dream is to make a difference for others by working with kids in foster care and their families.

MEET RYAN, FUTURE ENGINEER Ryan enjoys building things – that’s why he is planning to pursue a bachelor’s degree in engineering. As a young man, his interests began to develop when he built award-winning projects with his dad. He said he most enjoyed his engineering class at SCC where he worked on projects like a solar heater. He earned an Associate of Arts degree at SCC and is planning to transfer to a four-year university. "Thanks for investing in my future," Ryan said. "With your donation to my education, I'll be able to get a job and then help the community."

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Fast facts SCC is the smart choice


100,000 STUDENTS have completed at least one credit hour since SCC was established in 1986.



SCC’s endowment was established in 2008 and has grown to include eight funds.






Nearly half of all undergraduates in the U.S. attend community colleges. American Association of Community Colleges


St. Charles County, Lincoln County, Pike County, Montgomery County, Callaway County

$2 million AND COUNTING

Since the SCC Foundation’s inception in 1992, more than $2 million has been awarded because of the continued generosity of individuals, corporations and civic organizations.



1/3 T UperIcredit T IhourO N Compared to universities where most students transfer, SCC’s tuition is about 1/3 the cost.


Nearly half of all SCC students receive some form of financial aid. Percentage current as of Fall 2015.

2016-17 SCC FOUNDATION BOARD President – Mr. Joe Cook; J.S. Cook Advisors Past President – Mr. Paul Ince; U.S. Bank President-Elect – Mr. Seth Peimann; NHC HealthCare St. Charles Treasurer – Mr. Scott Liebel; Ameren Missouri Assistant Treasurer – Ms. Cindy Elking; Quintessential Catering Secretary – Mr. Chuck Pilliod; Krey Distributing Company Member-at-Large – Ms. Dianne Garrison; SantoLubes LLC Mr. Jim Borchers

Dr. Carissima Hudson

Mr. Justin Miller

InNovare Law, LC

SunEdison Semiconductor Ltd.

Edward Jones

Ms. Pam Cilek

Mr. Peter Novak

SCC Board of Trustees Liaison, Retired from SCC

Mr. Richard Jensen RX Systems Inc.

Boeing Defense Space & Security

Ms. Jan Dunham

Mr. Donald Kalicak

Ms. Patti Silvey


First State Bank of St. Charles


Ms. Kelly Felber Commerce Bank

Dr. Graham Fisher

Retired from SunEdison Semiconductor Ltd.

Mr. Tom Hebson Safety National

Mr. John Laurent Enterprise Rent-a-Car

Ms. Sue Spencer Spencer Web Design, Inc.

Mr. Scott Lewis St. Charles County Sheriff

Ms. Lisle Wescott

Mr. Mike Lissner

SSM St. Joseph Hospital West

Acropolis Investment Management

IN HIS OWN WORDS: DR . GR AHAM FISHER n education is the most valuable achievement anyone can attain. Whether it be in the form of an academic qualification or a professional certification, having an education opens doors to job offers and opportunities throughout life. The staff and faculty at SCC understand this, and their dedication and hard work make a difference in the lives of their students. My own experience has made me realize how fortunate I have been to have received a good education. I shall always be grateful to my parents, teachers and others who helped me along the way. Being a member of the SCC Foundation Board, which raises funds through donations of time, talent and treasure, affords me the opportunity to take my turn at 'paying it forward.' Graham started his own higher education at a public university in England. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in pure and applied physics while working full-time, followed by a doctorate in materials science while working part-time. Graham recently retired from SunEdison Semiconductor Ltd., where he was chief scientist.

The Foundation Board leads the SCC Foundation in its fundraising efforts and supports the mission of St. Charles Community College, college leadership and the SCC Board of Trustees. stchas.edu Transform 13

GEORGE AND DIANNE GARRISON eorge and Dianne Garrison are advocates for literacy and education. George has a Ph.D. in economics and is President and CEO of SantoLubes LLC. His awardwinning doctoral thesis was, "A Cost Benefit Analysis of Public Education."

Photo courtesy of Michael Schlueter

Dianne has a Bachelor of Science in education and was a classroom teacher for 12 years. She serves on the following: the St. Charles Community College Foundation Board, the Program Committee for the St. Charles City-County Library Foundation, the Saint Louis Zoo Education Committee, the Partners for Progress Education Committee and the Economic Development Commission for the City of St. Charles. Dianne is also a member of the Rotary Club of St. Charles.


WHY WE GIVE: "We believe education is vital to the individual, the family, the community and the nation. Education, a human investment with economic and social benefits, is more important than all other types of investment combined."


The Leadership Society is a group of individual donors who have made gifts of $1,000 or more in a calendar year. In the 2015 launch, founding members from 25 households – including the Garrisons – joined the Leadership Society for a combined giving total of more than $45,000.


CHAMPIONS ($25 ,000+)


Anonymous SunEdison, Inc.

Ms. Brenda Hollrah* Kohl's Krey Distributing Zonta Club of St. Louis

AMBASSADORS ($10,000-$24 ,999)

FRIENDS ($1,000-$2, 499)

Emerson Climate Technologies Flow Controls General Motors Wentzville Assembly Math Solutions UPS

Anonymous Acropolis Investment Management, LLC American Eagle Credit Union Ameristar Casino Resort Spa - St. Charles Charles and Milly Blumer* Dr. Ron and Annie Chesbrough* Dr. Clark and Pam Cilek * Cintas Corporation City of Cottleville Commerce Bancshares Foundation Commerce Bank Sara and Joe Cook Cuivre River Electric Callie Daniels* Dr. Mike Dompierre* Enterprise Bank and Trust Beth Rigoni-Finders* George and Dianne Garrison Kim and Dennis Greenwood* Mr. Jack Happe* Don and Linda Kalicak David and Edie Kirk * Kiwanis Club of Harvester Scott and Denise Liebel MasterCard Worldwide Robert and Christine (Stanek) McDonald Kasey and Todd McKee* Modern Business Interiors NHC HealthCare TFGE Dr. Betty Tyree Osiek

BENEFACTORS ($5 ,000-$9,999) Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital/ Progress West First State Bank Richard B. and Linda M. Jensen Chris and Dawn Lissner Mercy Tri County Office RX Systems, Inc. SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital St. Charles and SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital Lake St. Louis The Foundation for Geriatric Education



PATRONS ($2,500-$4 ,999) Ameren Missouri Roger Behlmann Boeing Botz, Deal & Company CPAs Cottleville-Weldon Spring Chamber of Commerce Enterprise Holdings Foundation Dr. Graham Fisher Friends of SSM St. Joseph Auxiliary














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Paric Corporation Chuck Pilliod Rotary Club of Cottleville/ Weldon Spring Rotary Club of St. Charles/Noonday Dave and Peggy Schnardthorst* Betsy and Steve Schneider* True Manufacturing Co., Inc. UMB Bank Al and Kathy Wansing Lisle and Sterling Wescott




FANS ($250-$999) Anonymous Ryan Alsup Bemo's Scott Biondo The Bitney Family Ms. Kathy Brockgreitens* Cass Commercial Bank Committee to Elect Steve Ehlmann Corporate Group, Inc. Cottleville Business Association Cottleville Wine Seller Gene Culver Mrs. Donna Davis* Tracy Dinella Scott and Sharon Dolitsky Molly and Denis D'Souza Eagle Construction & Restoration Dave Ehlmann* Honorable Sally Faith Favazza & Associates, LLC Kelly Felber Amy Foerst The Galbierz Family* Donna Graue Greater St. Charles County Chamber of Commerce Jenny Hahn-Schnipper*

Sally and John Hallvax* John Hamilton Mitch Harden* Hazelwood & Weber LLC The Hebson Family Wanetta Henry Hollywood Casino - St. Louis Paul Ince InNovare Law, LC Integrity Home Solutions Jewels By Park Lane, Inc. Kiwanis Club of St. Charles Project Fund Golf Discount Greater St. Charles Chamber of Commerce Van and Laura Knight* John Laurent Judge and Mrs. William Lohmar Teresa and Steve Lovan* Darren and Brenda Lowder Marie Mannino Heather McDorman* Ms. Kate Mikulin* Monsanto Doug Moore Ben and Beccalee Munson, Photographers* Kent Munson Drew Nicholson* Peter Novak St. Charles Chapter, NSDAR Mr. and Mrs. Darren Osburn* Jeanne Paxton Rick and Cindy Elking Quintessential Catering David Reimers* Mr. & Mrs. Robert T. Ronkoski* SCC Department of Public Safety Karl Schnagl

Sharon Schreiber* Senior Planning Solutions Se7en Cupcakes and Martinis Sue Spencer Mr. Matt Stanek Mary Schnare Stodden Ron Stone Stygar Funeral Home Ginny Tiller* Chris and Dave Van Mierlo* Dr. Mara Vorachek-Warren* Wells Fargo Jacquelyn White* State Representative, John Wiemann James and Jane Williams

Members of the SCC Foundation’s new Leadership Society gathered for a reception on March 9, 2016, before attending the Center Stage Theatre performance of Lend Me a Tenor.


T HOSE W HO DESIGNAT E A PL A N N ED GI F T TO SCC Mr. Hal Berry* Ms. Thea M. Born Dr. Clark and Pam Cilek Sara and Joe Cook Dr. Mike Dompierre* Ms. Brenda Fraser & Ms. Patrice Billings Judith P. Hodge David and Edie Kirk * Scott and Denise Liebel Dr. Betty Tyree Osiek Ms. Russlyn (Rusty) St. John* Tom and Cathy Wootten

* Denotes SCC employee or SCC retiree at time of gift

¶ Denotes SCC Board of Trustees or Foundation Board member ž D enotes Leadership Society member Transform 15

SCC employees make a difference 245 GENEROUS ESP MEMBERS R AISED MORE THAN $35 ,000 TO SUPPORT:

SINCE 1995 , THE EMPLOYEE-SPONSORED PROGR AM (ESP) HAS BEEN SPREADING COMPASSION AND GOODWILL TO STUDENTS, CO-WORKERS AND OUR COMMUNIT Y. Listed here by years of membership are employees who signed up or renewed ESP gifts for the 2015-16 academic year. 21 YEARS Mike Dompierre Pat McDermott

SCHOL ARSHIPS to help students reach their educational dreams

20 YEARS Kathy Brockgreitens Heather McDorman Cindy Strodtman


CAMPUS ENHANCEMENTS to make the college a better place to learn and work

Anonymous Ying Li Grace Matthews Kathy Stearns Martha Toebben

16 YEARS Jean Dickens Ernestine Love Francie Woods

15 YEARS Anonymous Anonymous Anonymous Brian Smith

CELEBR ATION OF LIFE AND NEW LIFE to show compassion to fellow team members during times of grief and celebrate with them in welcoming little ones into the world

* Denotes ESP donors retiring in 2015-16 ¶ D enotes SCC retirees giving to ESP

ž Denotes ESP committee members 16


12 YEARS Brenda Hollrah* Deborah Holmes

11 YEARS Donna Davis Karen Decker* Joy Dufrain Mary Jo Grimm Jan Hackney Kelley Pfeiffer Stephanie Tolson

10 YEARS Anonymous

Jeanette Boria Theresa Flett Nancy Graviett Jie Lin Kyle Linden Phyllis Marchand Julie Parcel Pam Purtle Sharon Schreiber Vicky Teson Jessica Trimborn




Linda Branch Linda Fix Kate Mikulin* Lori Nash Mary Ann Sadler*


8 YEARS Anonymous Anna Boulware Andrea Compton Teresa Drury Brian Legate Lisa Mouser

7 YEARS Laura Austin Jeff Drake Kathy Drews Beth Rigoni-Finders Todd Galbierz Kim Greenwood Jennifer Lansdowne Teresa Laugeman Kasey McKee Kelly Mitchell Jeannie Nevins Darren Osburn

Robert Ronkoski Vicki Skiles Mandi Smith Louise Tannehill Ginny Tiller Gail Voss



6 YEARS Anonymous Anonymous Anonymous Karen Alford Fay Aubuchon Ken Bray Callie Daniels Leatrice Dixon John Foster Christy Gant Karen George Tom LaFata Jennifer LeGrand Trish Orf Dan Porter Peggy Pringle Jackie Radle John Richardson Susie Rubemeyer Peggy Schnardthorst Diana Schoo Debra Stein Lisa Stoner Jane Wright*



5 YEARS Anonymous Anonymous Kim Becker John Bookstaver Patty Boxdorfer Chris Breitmeyer

Cheryl Eichenseer Paige George William Griffin John Hallvax Monica Hall-Woods Vicky Herbel Amy Koehler Matt Kroll Teresa Lovan Beth Michael-Smith Sonja Mugler Dennis Pezzani Sandy Pinon Laura Powell Tracy Powers Steve Randoll Nichole Rapplean David Reimers Paul Roesler Pamela Ronkoski Diane Schremp Dave Schuchmann Marvin Tobias Henry Versemann




4 YEARS Laurie Bernardy Bill Binsbacher Christine Cafazza Ashley Calton Ron Chesbrough Rich Christianson Tara Cochran Mary Kathleen Curry Zoe Fitzgerald Jenny Hahn-Schnipper Kelly Heuermann Patty Jacobs Katherine Keating Keith Kolander

Kelly Merrifield Drew Nicholson Mary Presley Betsy Schneider Mary Smithson Kathy Strautz

3 YEARS Cassie Akins Mary Jane Chadwick Glen Chapuis David Cirillo Jean Deimund Dave Ehlmann Mitchell Harden Alan Hoeckelman Karen Jones Denise Lammers Lindsey Lewis Sara Maschmidt Grace Moser Danielle Mueller Jayme Novara Barbara Peterson Corey Porter Sue Propper Daniel Rezny Tina Sieker Beth Smith Lynne Snyder Steve Strain Behrooz Vakil Mara Vorachek-Warren Lydia Watkins Jacquelyn White Julia Wilbers



2 YEARS Lisa Arnold Mike Baker

Dennis Battern Lauren Dickens Lynn Greenberg Dawn Huffman Amber Kirkendoll Janelle Meyers Heather Stueben Kerry Thompson Amy E. White Ellen Yarber

1 YEAR Anonymous Anonymous Anonymous Anonymous Anonymous Becky Bauer Bryonie Carter Brynne Cramer Chris Cronin Cathy Daugherty Eric Dettmer Gene Ditch* Cassandra Hagan Joanne Hare Erin Haupt Chris Hubbard Jackson Michelle Hunn Kati Karleskint Brenda Kearns Diana Knuckles Lindy McGuire Cynthia Meirink Marleen Monahan Robin Murray Jennifer Muschany John H. Myers, Jr. Nicole Nunn-Faron Brendan O'Day



Kelly Paladin Eileen Rich Jacki Richards Chris Romer Christal Thomas Christina Usher

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NEW MEMBER Anonymous Anonymous Anonymous Anonymous Barb Bocci-Givens Jeffrey Brouk Tracy Conerton Marsha Corley Lisa Jeannine Davis Heather Dolson Sylvia Edgar Garrett Foster Angie Gielow Frances B. Hagrman Laura Knight Sophia Koziatek Rex McKanry Tara Patton Sarah Porzelt Crystal Rinkel Ms. Kathleen Sanker Dave Schreiber Betty Simmons Kristin Thomas Dawn Thornton Angela Walsh Ursula Wesley Kim Willbrand Steve Williams Liza Willis

“I wasn’t an ESP member when I first started working at the college, but once I realized all of the good even a small contribution could make, I have been a devoted member ever since. As an ESP Committee member I was able to see first-hand the great work that can be accomplished with all of us giving. Every dollar given is going to important causes.” - Theresa Flett, reference librarian (right), ESP member for 10 years and past ESP Committee chair “It is a joy to bring people from all areas of the college together to have some fun while raising funds to support our students, coworkers and community.” - Mandi Smith, student activities manager (left), ESP member for eight years Together they have been team-leading a committee of volunteers from across campus to plan and organize the ESP Trivia Night for three years in a row. This year’s event raised nearly $6,000.

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CHOMP REGIONAL FOOD TRUCK , MUSIC AND FILM FESTIVAL CHOMP, on May 21, kicked off the 2016 series of Food Truck Frolic and Family Movie Nights. The events raised nearly $80,000. Proceeds benefit both the SCC Foundation and the Cottleville-Weldon Spring Chamber of Commerce. CHOMP attendees were able to select from nearly 50 food trucks, enjoy live music from Dr. Zhivegas, the SCC Jazz Big Band, Deja, Zero Friction and Matt Wynn on the State Farm Stage, and visit with vendors. A variety of kids’ activities were available in the Mercy Kids Kidz Zone, and a family movie was hosted by Student Activities in the evening. Don Kalicak was the event chair.

Premier sponsors:

Foodie sponsors:

136 golfers came together to raise more than $48,000 at the 19th annual Presidents Classic Golf Scramble on Sept. 28, 2015. Co-chairs were Richard Jensen and Kelly Felber. Community sponsors included Acropolis Investment Management LLC, Ameren Missouri, Bauer Orthodontics, Cintas, Commerce Bank, Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Enterprise Bank & Trust, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, First Community Credit Union, Floyd Glass & Window, Great Southern Bank, Lutheran Senior Services, NHC – National HealthCare Corporation, Renewal by Andersen, UMB, UPS and Vantage Credit Union.

The SCC Police Department, Cottleville Police Department, Cottleville Fire Protection District and the Central County Fire Protection District played softball and raised $7,000 to support the SCC Student Emergency Relief Fund and the Unlimited Play – McAuley’s Playground for children with disabilities. SCC Chief of Police Bob Ronkoski organized the event.


Eagle Sponsors:

Birdie Sponsors:

Tailgate sponsors included American Eagle Credit Union, Chesterfield Service, R & R Sanitation and Sanger & Eby.




Par sponsors included Acropolis Investment Management LLC, Cintas, Commerce Bank, Enterprise Bank & Trust, Modern Business Interiors, NHC – National HealthCare Corporation, Paric Corporation and UPS.

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THE FUNDING GAP SCC remains committed to providing a high-quality, affordable education to the members of this community. Annual and long-range requests are collected from faculty and staff to better understand what is needed to maintain and enhance SCC’s learning environments. SCC’s $38.8 million operating budget addresses a majority of the needs; however, $4.1 million in requests remain unfunded. $4.1 million

The need for scholarships continues to rise. It would take $240,000 to fund all of the scholarship applications (166 applications this year). The SCC Foundation was able to award $75,000 in scholarships, which leaves a gap of $165,000 that could be awarded if contributions to the Foundation’s scholarship funds increased.

$165,000 Needed



$38.8 million

Ways to give of your time, talents and treasures LEADERSHIP SOCIETY SCC’s Leadership Society recognizes individual donors who make a leadership gift of $1,000 or more to impact student success through scholarships, academic and program enhancements and community college and career-readiness initiatives.

EMPLOYEE-SPONSORED PROGRAM SCC’s employees donate annually to support scholarships, campus enhancements and the Celebration of Life program. See pages 16-17 for more information.

SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM Individuals, businesses and community organizations establish named scholarships to support student success. Donors may also contribute to the general scholarship fund awarded by the SCC Foundation each year.

AREA OF GREATEST NEED Individuals, businesses and community organizations may make donations to help SCC fund an area of greatest need.

ACADEMIC AND PROGRAM ENHANCEMENTS Individuals, businesses and community organizations make gifts and grants that enhance our academic and program offerings to keep a high-quality education affordable.


GIFTS IN-KIND SCC appreciates donations of items or services that can be used in academic programs or for further fundraising, such as auction or raffle items.


SCC’s Legacy Society recognizes donors who have established planned gifts that designate SCC as a beneficiary in their estate plans.

Activities and events are successful because members of our community volunteer their time and talents to help the SCC Foundation achieve goals.



Relatives and friends may recognize a loved one through memorial and tributary gifts. Paver bricks may also be purchased to honor or remember family, friends, co-workers and other loved ones.

Committed, connected and collaborative individuals provide personal and professional support through gifts of time, talent and resources.

ENDOWMENTS Endowed funds are invested with the intention of providing income for scholarships as well as academic and program enhancements for years to come.

CORPORATE SPONSORSHIPS We partner with industry leaders, philanthropists, private foundations and others in our community.

LEARN HOW YOU CAN CUSTOMIZE A GIFT THAT BEST FITS YOUR PASSION. The SCC Foundation, a not-for-profit organization, raises funds to support student scholarships as well as academic and program enhancements for the college. Kasey McKee Vice President for College Advancement and Planning 636-922-8472 kmckee@stchas.edu Betsy Schneider Director of Development 636-922-8473 bschneider@stchas.edu Peggy Schnardthorst Development and Foundation Relations Manager 636-922-8278 pschnardthorst@stchas.edu Caitlin Keele Foundation Specialist 636-922-8437 ckeele@stchas.edu Sharon Schreiber Administrative Assistant 636-922-8577 sschreiber@stchas.edu stchas.edu/foundation

EVENTS SCC hosts a number of events and fundraisers throughout the year that draw thousands of community members and students.

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ST. CHARLES COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOUNDATION 4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive Cottleville, MO 63376-2865


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