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FOUNDATION ANNUAL REPORT

ST. CHARLES COMMUNITY COLLEGE

SUMMER 2015


Keeping education affordable....................................4-5 Teaching and learning enhanced....................................6-7 "... For us to have SCC, a highquality and affordable college in our community, is a gift to our children.” -Mike Lissner A community enriched..........8-9

“It didn’t take long to understand the reason SCC is viewed as great: the faculty and staff believe in what they are doing.” -Brenda Lowder, Thomas Realty Group LLC, SCC Foundation Board Member

Graduates today, leaders of tomorrow................10-11 “If we as business leaders want a qualified workforce, we need to invest in future generations. St. Charles Community College is educating the leaders of tomorrow.” -Richard Jensen

Transforming Lives & Strengthening Communities

SCC Foundation leadership...................................12-13 Thank you..................................14-15 SCC employees make a difference ...............................16-17 Events..........................................18 Ways to give...............................19


Keeping education affordable Helen and Paul Schnare Scholarship is one of many making a difference

NEXT GENERATION CONTINUES SCHNARES’ ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP ary Stodden witnessed first-hand the love her parents, Helen and Paul Schnare, had for education, the tenacity they showed in helping to establish SCC in its early days and the continued support they provided to SCC over the years. The lessons she learned while they were alive about helping others in need shaped who she has become today. That’s why Mary continues to give to the endowed scholarship today. She is determined to carry on her parents' legacy by ensuring an education is affordable for future generations.

MARY STODDEN Daughter of Helen and Paul Schnare “ My parents wanted to help others to get an education, because it was education that helped them get to where they were.” 4

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It was that same love for education driving the Schnares’ efforts at the college that also inspired all three of their own children to get master’s degrees and to become educators. Mary’s master’s degree is in library science. Her career as a librarian culminated at St. Charles High School, where she served her students and her community for 26 years before retiring in 2014 to pursue additional passions.


QUICK FACTS: HELEN AND PAUL SCHNARE H  elen Schnare, a former English teacher at St. Charles High School, was active on early citizen committees to research the feasibility of establishing a new community college. The Schnares allowed the college’s first president, Dr. Donald D. Shook, to use their home for office space for a few months while the college looked for various office and classroom sites. P  aul Schnare, a retired auditor at the time, was elected to the first SCC Board of Trustees in 1986 and helped select the current site for the permanent campus in 1992.

Helen served on the SCC Foundation Board from 1994-95. F ollowing Paul’s death in 1997, Helen established one of the first scholarships, which has grown to $70,000 to date. In 1998, Helen served as the keynote speaker at the college’s 10th commencement. In 2007, the library located in SCC’s Learning Resource Center was named the Paul and Helen Schnare Library.  elen died in 2013. Mary is celebrating her parents’ legacy by H continuing to give to the endowed scholarship.

T ogether, the Schnares spent countless hours volunteering in the library when the new campus opened.

$82,000 THANK YOU TO A LL W HO H AV E ESTA BLISHED THESE SCHOL A RSHIPS:

Ameristar Casino Andrew Michael Schilling Arnie Stanek Graduate GED 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 & Technology (H.I.T.) Helen and Paul Schnare James F. Ronkoski Memorial Criminal Justice Jerry E. Scheidegger Family Jo Anne Rocklage Memorial Kathy Underwood Smith Memorial Kevin Kast Family

AWA RDED IN SCHOL A RSHIPS

Long Term Care Educators Association Michael Thomas Williams O’Fallon Rotary Club Progress West Hospital Nursing Rotary Club of St. Charles SCC Employee Sponsored Program (ESP) General SCC Faculty Association SCC Foundation General St. Charles Noonday Kiwanis St. Peters Rotary Nontraditional St. Peters Rotary Traditional The Lorrie Munson Scholarship Tom and Gail Slater Business Zonta–Marlene Fraser Irish Memorial

MEET SAR A, 2014 HELEN AND PAUL SCHNARE SCHOL A RSHIP RECIPIEN T Sara struggled with her classes at the age of 19 and decided to put college on the back burner. It wasn’t until her 30s, and after she and her husband had a daughter, that Sara decided she wanted to go back to school and show her daughter that with hard work and determination she can do anything. “I can't even express my gratitude for the scholarship,” Sarah said. “It really helped me and kept me positive during my journey. It gave me a second chance.” Sara graduated from SCC in 2015. She currently does mapping work for a nearby county assessor’s office. She plans to get a bachelor’s degree and hopes to eventually pursue a master’s degree.

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Teaching and learning enhanced THESE A RE SOME OF THE

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Committed to excellence in instruction and support services

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“As the pace of innovation accelerates, so does the global job market, and STEM fields are at the heart of the future for today’s graduates. For us to have SCC, a high-quality and affordable college in our community, is a gift to our children.” -Mike Lissner, Acropolis Investment Management, SCC Foundation Board Member

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ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY HELPS STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES Students with disabilities will benefit from additional equipment, including LiveScribe 2GB Echo smartpens that record lectures and play them back at the point where the students took the notes. Extra copies of Natural Reader software, which converts text to spoken words, have been added to computers on campus.

CHEMISTRY EQUIPMENT ENHANCES QUALIT Y EDUCATION New spectrophotometers will replace aging measurement equipment, allowing chemistry students more access to equipment they will use in their future careers. The equipment uses light to test concentrations.

4 2 MOLECUL AR MODEL CHALLENGES STUDENTS A giant-size molecular model kit will provide a three-dimensional structure to help students understand concepts in chemistry.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND L ANGUAGE STUDENTS GET NEEDED RESOURCES Students taking non-credit classes through SCC’s Adult Education and Literacy Department are taking advantage of new electronic translators as they study English. Sometimes up to 15 different languages are spoken by students in a class, and the translators can help them to understand the teacher. Students taking ESL credit classes are benefiting from expanded access to instructors through new workshops. The workshops allow smaller groups of students to work closely with instructors to improve their grammar and review for exams.


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1 STORYBOOK WALK NOW PART OF SCC CAMPUS WALKING PATHS Anyone who enjoys children’s books can now read a story while they walk along the beautiful campus walking path. The new Storybook Walk was made possible by a partnership between St. Charles Community College and its Foundation, along with the St. Charles City-County Library District and its Foundation. Along the free half-mile outdoor Storybook Walk are the pages of an entire children’s book mounted to reading stations. Families and visitors are invited to return each month for a different story. SCC Foundation Board member Dianne Garrison and her husband George brought the idea to reality and volunteer their time to switch out the story each month. For more information, visit stchas.edu/StorybookWalk.

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NEW MICROPHONES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE’S THEATRE Budding artists in SCC's Young People’s Theatre are taking advantage of new microphones. They allow the cast, ages 8-19, the ability to produce high-quality performances.

MATH TOURNAMENT EXPERIENCES RECORD TURNOUT On March 7, some 17 area high schools with 128 students competed at the 18th Annual High School Math Tournament – more than double last year’s turnout – in cooperation with the Great Plains Math League. With support from the SCC Foundation, the registration fee was only $1 per student. The event was one of several STEM-related programs held in St. Charles County during STEM Week in March that engaged students in science, technology, engineering and math. 2015

LEGO ROBOTICS TECHNOLOGY NOW AVAIL ABLE TO KIDS As the demand grows for STEM camps, new EV3 LEGO Robotic Engineering Kits will allow more students in the College for All Kids summer program to use the new technology to learn science, technology, engineering and math concepts.

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"When we invest in our college, we truly are supporting education in our community. Our neighbors, our friends and the community are enriched by the many academic and lifelong learning opportunities at SCC." - Dianne Garrison, SantoLubes LLC, SCC Foundation Board Member

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Graduates today, leaders of tomorrow Students and community reap benefits ROB DIXON s the executive director for the Missouri Community College Association, Rob Dixon is giving members and community colleges a powerful voice in Missouri. He was 23 when he completed his service to the U.S. Marine Corps and started taking classes at SCC. Rob's interest in political science was sparked by SCC Professor Joe Hartnett during his Introduction to Business class. After completing an Associate of Arts degree from SCC, he earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri-St. Louis in international and comparative politics and a master’s degree in public administration from Missouri State University.

2015 DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD RECIPIENT “When we look at issues facing our country and our economy, nothing is more important than investing in education and making sure our colleges and communities are ready to meet the needs of the 21st-century economy. If we don’t, we will be left behind.”

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During his career, Rob led strategic initiatives with both the Hollister and Springfield Area chambers of commerce. Rob's wife Melanie also is an SCC alumna. Both of his parents are U.S. Marine veterans and community college graduates, including his mother, Lea Dixon, SCC Child Development Center lead teacher.


MEET JANELE, SCC A LUM. Janele loves empowering children and families in need through her job as a quality assurance specialist for the Missouri Alliance for Children and Families. With the low cost of tuition, combined with the help of a scholarship from the SCC Foundation, Janele was able to start her education at SCC. After earning her Associate of Arts degree in 2008, she earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in social work. She said she felt prepared for a university and considers herself a strong advocate for SCC. She has even brought some of her own students to campus and helped them apply. “I really want to help people, and children are a vulnerable population.”

More than 950 students graduated this year, including 30 who received a scholarship from the SCC Foundation.

“If we as business leaders want a qualified workforce, we need to invest in future generations. St. Charles Community College is educating the leaders of tomorrow.” - Richard Jensen, RX Systems, SCC Foundation Board Member

CATHERINE WA S A MONG THEM. Catherine grew up on a small family farm. She wondered how she would be able to afford a college education. “Without a scholarship, college would not be a possibility for me.” Catherine graduated with high honors, receiving her Associate of Arts degree at SCC. She plans to transfer to Southeast Missouri State University to major in fashion merchandising.

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SCC Foundation leadership Committed, connected and collaborative individuals lead the way

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

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INCREASE IN ENDOWMENT THIS YEAR . SCC’s endowment was established in 2008 and has grown to include eight funds.


2015-16 SCC FOUNDATION BOARD Joe Cook, President Paul Ince, Past President Seth Peimann, President-Elect Scott Liebel, Treasurer

JOE COOK SCC FOUNDATION PRESIDEN T “The SCC Foundation is all about removing obstacles so students may realize opportunities for learning and fulfillment. My parents were educators, and they instilled in me at an early age the importance of an education. It is a joy to serve with like-minded people on the Foundation Board and work together to help students reach their dreams.”

Cindy Elking, Assistant Treasurer Chuck Pilliod, Secretary Dianne Garrison, Member-at-Large

PAUL INCE PA ST SCC FOUNDATION PRESIDEN T Jim Borchers

Scott Lewis

Pam Cilek

Justin Miller

Jan Dunham

Peter Novak

Kelly Felber

Jeanne Paxton

Graham Fisher

Karl Schnagle

Tom Hebson

Patti Silvey

Richard Jensen

Sue Spencer

Donald Kalicak

Lisle Wescott

John Laurent

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

“I chose to sit on the board because I am a firm believer in the power of education and what it can do to improve lives. I was the youngest of five and was the only one who pursued a college education, so I have experienced the difference that furthering your education can have. The board allows me to help others improve their lives and make a difference in the world.”

he Foundation would like to offer a very special thank you to departing board members Dan Brown (18 years), Brenda Lowder (14 years) and Mike Lissner (12 years).

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WHY I GIVE: “I give because I want to help others like me who may have made some bad choices early in life but are seeking to develop themselves. I went from GED to Ph.D. in seven years and wanted to go as far as I could with teaching and publishing.”

DR. BETTY TYREE OSIEK hanks to her husband and mentor, Betty restarted her educational journey in her late 20s – one that included earning a Ph.D. from Washington University. Her love of languages made her an inspirational educator at universities and took her to more than 72 different countries. She has published two books, scholarly papers, articles and translations, as well as bibliographical reviews for the Library of Congress. Betty received several scholarships and fellowships, which made it possible for her to persevere. In return, she wanted to help others. She donated books to the SCC Library, is a member of SCC’s Legacy Society and continues to support the college in many ways. Her path crossed with SCC in 1988 when she was hired to teach Spanish. She also volunteered in the English as a Second Language program for six years and sang with SCC’s choir. Today, she still attends performances and occasionally takes refresher courses. 14

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Thank you to the generous ... COMMUNIT Y MEMBERS, LE A DERS, PHIL A N THROPISTS, BUSINESS A ND INDUSTRY, PRI VATE FOUNDATIONS A ND MORE W HO SUPPORTED THE SCC FOUNDATION IN 201 4.

CHAMPIONS ($25 ,000+)

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

Tom and Cathy Wootten Ron York

Anonymous SunEdison, Inc.

Anonymous Acropolis Investment Management, LLC Mr. Mark T. Baker The Bitney Family Dr. Ron and Annie Chesbrough* Dr. Clark and Pam Cilek ¶ Cintas Corporation City of Cottleville Commerce Bancshares Foundation Commerce Bank Sara and Joe Cook ¶ Callie Daniels* Dr. Mike Dompierre* Edward Jones Enterprise Bank and Trust FastLane Convenience Stores First State Bank Dr. Graham Fisher ¶ George and Dianne Garrison ¶ Kim and Dennis Greenwood* Mr. Jack Happe* Heffernan Group Foundation Brian Jenkins David and Edie Kirk* Kohl’s Marie Mannino MasterCard Worldwide Robert McDonald Kasey and Todd McKee* NHC HealthCare TFGE Paric Corporation Chuck Pilliod ¶ State Farm Companies Foundation Laurie Waligurski Walmart

FANS ($250-$999)

AMBASSADORS ($10,000-$24 ,999) Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital/ Progress West Emerson Climate Technologies - Flow Controls General Motors Wentzville Assembly UPS

BENEFACTORS ($5 ,000-$9,999) Anonymous Ameren Missouri Boeing CoBank Cuivre River Electric Richard B. and Linda M. Jensen ¶ Chris and Dawn Lissner Math Solutions Mercy Tri County Office SSM St. Joseph Health Center & Hospital West

PATRONS ($2,500-$4 ,999) Andrew Cary Friends of SSM St. Joseph Auxiliary Great Southern Bank Krey Distributing Renewal By Andersen of St. Louis Rotary Club of St. Charles/ Noonday RX Systems, Inc. The Foundation for Geriatric Education

Anonymous Anonymous Anonymous Anonymous Anonymous Ameristar Casino Resort Spa - St. Charles Anmerican Eagle Credit Union Barklage, Brett & Hamill Bates CPAs, PC Blattel & Associates John Bookstaver* Botz, Deal & Company CPAs Dan and Susan Brown ¶ Gaspare and Melissa Calvaruso Cass Commercial Bank Andy & Tara Cochran* In Memory of David Andrew Cole Corporate Group, Inc. Cottleville Wine Seller Cottleville-Weldon Spring Chamber of Commerce Jeanne Crews* Gene Culver Mrs. Donna Davis* Karen Decker* Demien Development Co. Sandy and Jerry Deters Scott and Sharon Dolitsky Dave Ehlmann* Julie Eisenbeis and John Steimann Rick and Cindy Elking ¶ Quintessential Catering Express Scripts Foundation Honorable Sally Faith The Galbierz Family*

Golf Discount Greater St. Charles County Chamber of Commerce Gulf Eagle Supply Jenny Hahn-Schnipper * Andrew and Leah Haines Marva Halbert Sally and John Hallvax* Mitch Harden* The Hebson Family ¶ Hochschild, Bloom & Company LLP CPA's Tim and Ruth Hogenkamp Ms. Brenda Hollrah* Hollywood Casino - St. Louis Paul Ince ¶ Mary Jacobi* Karen Jones* Don and Linda Kalicak ¶ Kiwanis Club of Harvester Kiwanis Club of St. Charles Project Fund John Laurent ¶ Scott and Denise Liebel ¶ Teresa and Steve Lovan* Heather McDorman* John and Edith McGuire* Ms. Kate Mikulin* Justin and Amy Miller ¶ Ben and Beccalee Munson,* Photographers Kent Munson Ms. Karen S. Murray* Drew Nicholson* Kathleen & Donald Nilson* Mr. and Mrs. Darren Osburn* Jeanne Paxton ¶ Peabody Energy Seth and Betsy Peimann ¶ Mr. William Pundmann ¶

David Reimers* Mr. & Mrs. Robert T. Ronkoski* Rotary Club of Cottleville/ Weldon Spring Rotary Club of St. Peters SCC Department of Public Safety Peggy and David Schnardthorst* Betsy and Steve Schneider* Sharon Schreiber* Ted and Diane Schroeder Ray and Patti Silvey ¶ Mr. Matt Stanek Paul Stanek Stygar Funeral Home Mara Voracheck-Warren* Wells Fargo West Winery At The Rackhouse LLC Ms. Francie Woods* Paul York

Left to Right – Cuivre River General Manager/CEO Dan L. Brown presents a “Sharing Success” grant to St. Charles Community College Director of Development Betsy Schneider and President Ron Chesbrough, Ph.D.

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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 ¶* Dr. Mike Dompierre* Brenda Fraser and Patrice Billings Judith P. Hodge David and Edie Kirk* Scott and Denise Liebel­ ­ ¶ Dr. Betty Tyree Osiek

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SCC employees make a difference MORE THAN 230 GENEROUS ESP MEMBERS R AISED MORE THAN $32,000 TO SUPPORT:

SCHOL ARSHIPS to help students reach their educational dreams

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 2014-15 academic year. 20 YEARS

9 YEARS

Mike Dompierre Pat McDermott

Anonymous Anonymous Jeanette Boria Theresa Flett* Nancy Graviett Wanda Lamkie Kyle Linden Phyllis Marchand Karen Murray Julie Parcel Pam Purtle Sharon Schreiber Victoria Teson* Jessica Trimborn

19 YEARS Kathy Brockgreitens Heather McDorman Cynthia Strodtman

16 YEARS

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

Anonymous Ying Li Grace Matthews Kathy Stearns Martha Toebben

15 YEARS Jean Dickens* Ernestine Love Francie Woods

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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

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Anonymous Anonymous Anonymous Brian Smith

11 YEARS Brenda Hollrah Deborah Holmes

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

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

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

6 YEARS Laura Austin Jerry Bauer Jeffrey Drake Kathy Drews Beth Finders Todd Galbierz

Kim Greenwood Jennifer Lansdowne* Teresa Laugeman* Kasey McKee Kelly Mitchell Jeanne Nevins Darren Osburn Robert Ronkoski Linda Shipley Vicki Skiles Mandi Smith* Louise Tannehill Ginny Tiller Gail Voss

5 YEARS Anonymous Anonymous Anonymous Karen Alford Fay Aubuchon Wayne Book Ken Bray Callie Daniels Tammie De Los Santos Leatrice Dixon John Foster Christina Gant Karen George Tom LaFata* Jennifer LeGrand Trish Orf Dan Porter* Peggy Pringle Jackie Radle John Richardson Susie Rubemeyer

Peggy Schnardthorst Eileen Schnelle* Diana Schoo Debra Stein Lisa Stoner Jane Wright

4 YEARS Anonymous Anonymous Kim Becker John Bookstaver Patty Boxdorfer Jeff Bradbury Chris Breitmeyer Jean Curry Cheryl Eichenseer Paige George* William Griffin John Hallvax Monica Hall-Woods Vicky Herbel Amy Koehler Matthew Kroll Teresa Lovan Beth Michael-Smith Sonja Mugler Denny Pezzani Sandra Pinon Laura Powell Tracy Powers Stephen Randoll* Nichole Rapplean David Reimers Paul Roesler Pamela Ronkoski Diane Schremp

Dave Schuchmann Marvin Tobias* Henry Versemann

3 YEARS Laurie Bernardy Bill Binsbacher Angela Burroughs Kelly Christine Cafazza Ashley Calton Ron Chesbrough Rich Christianson Tara Cochran Mary Kathleen Curry Kelly Ernst Zoe Fitzgerald Virginia Guneyli Jenny Hahn-Schnipper Kelly Heuermann Patty Jacobs Katherine Keating Keith Kolander Andrew Nicholson Mary Presley Betsy Schneider Mary Smithson Kathy Strautz Lawrence White

2 YEARS Cassie Akins Jayme Blandford Glen Chapuis David Cirillo Jean Deimund Dave Ehlmann Flora Fazio Mitchell Harden

George Hodak Alan Hoeckelman Richard Huck Karen Jones Denise Lammers* Lindsey Lewis Sara Maschmidt Grace Moser Danielle Mueller Barbara Peterson Corey Porter Sue Propper Daniel Rezny Tina Sieker Elizabeth Smith Lynne Snyder* Steve Strain Behrooz Vakil Mara Vorachek-Warren Lydia Watkins Bruce Welz ¶ Jacquelyn White Julia Wilbers

1 YEAR Lisa Arnold Mike Baker Dennis Battern Lauren Dickens Lynn Greenberg Amber Kirkendoll Janelle Meyers Bill Salsgiver Heather Stueben Kerry Thompson Ellen Yarber


“ NEW MEMBER Anonymous Anonymous Anonymous Anonymous Anonymous Anonymous Anonymous Becky Bauer Anastasia Bierman Bryonie Carter Lorraine Collins Brynne Cramer Chris Cronin Cathy Daugherty Eric Dettmer Gene Ditch Cassandra Hagan Joanne Hare Erin Haupt Julie Hoffman Chris Hubbard Michelle Hunn Kati Karleskint Brenda Kearns Diana Knuckles Rita Lilly Lindy McGuire Cindy Meirink Marleen Monahan Robin Murray Nicole Nunn-Faron Kelly Paladin Eileen Rich Christal Thomas Christina M. Usher Michele Williams

BRENDA HOLLR AH – WHY I GIVE: believe that we should all work as one for the good of all. I believe we should not hold onto our wealth but should pass it on. What is a gift to me is a gift to someone else. My heart leads me to give to causes that are important to me.” Brenda has been an SCC employee for 14 years and has been an ESP member for 11 years. She also has a memorial scholarship named in honor of her late husband to help hard-working students get over whatever financial barrier may be standing in the way of them getting an education.

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Events

RHY THM & RIBS

PRESIDENTS CL ASSIC GOLF SCR AMBLE

More than 1,150 friends and neighbors packed the St. Charles Community College campus for the sixth annual Rhythm and Ribs fundraiser on June 4. Ticket sales, raffle and donations raised more than $41,500.

136 golfers came together to raise more than $41,000 at the 18th annual Presidents Classic Golf Scramble on Sept. 29.

Dr. Zhivegas headlined the event. Rib vendors included Mannino’s Market, Ethyl’s Smokehouse and Saloon and Stumpy’s House of Bar-B-Que. Guests also enjoyed gourmet nachos, hot dogs and veggie burgers by Quintessential Catering. Drinks included Anheuser-Busch products by Krey Distributing, soda by Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, lemonade by Red Robin, water by Ameristar Casino Resort Spa St. Charles and wine by Terra Firma USA.

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Presentations on developing customer relationships were given by Chris Robinson of R3 Coaching on goal setting, Tom Daiber of the Small Business Administration St. Louis District Office on SBA programs for small businesses, Adam Herman of Mueller Prost on combating fraud, and Art Snarzyk of Innerview Advisors, Inc.

Sponsored by: Birdie Sponsors: FOOD TRUCK FROLIC AND OUTDOOR SUMMER MOVIE SERIES

Main Stage Sponsors:

Rock Star sponsors included Acropolis Investment Management, Commerce Bank, Enterprise Bank & Trust, Fastlane Convenience Stores, Krey Distributing, NHC HealthCare & Rehabilitation, UMB and UPS.

LEADERSHIP & STR ATEGY SPEAKER SERIES

Par sponsors included Acropolis Investment Management LLC, Ameren Missouri, Cintas, Commerce Bank, Enterprise Bank & Trust, FastLane Convenience Stores, NHC HealthCare and Rehabilitation, Paric Corporation and UPS.

Friends & Alumni and Student Activities teamed with the Cottleville Weldon Spring Chamber of Commerce to host the third annual Food Truck Frolic and Outdoor Summer Movie Series at SCC. All of the movie nights were free and open to the public. Movies included The Lego Movie, Frozen, Mr. Peabody and Sherman, and How to Train Your Dragon 2.


THE FUNDING GAP $7.5 million $1.24 million

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$261,000 $6.26 million

$7.5 million in additional funds were requested by faculty and staff for strategic and annual initiatives in the coming year. The college was only able to award $1.24 million, which leaves a gap of $6.26 million needed for unfunded requests.

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The need for scholarships continues to rise. It would take $261,000 to fund the growing number of scholarship applications (more than 200 applications this year). The SCC Foundation was able to award nearly $82,000 in scholarships, which leaves a gap of $179,000 needed for scholarships.

Ways to give of your time, talents and treasures LEADERSHIP SOCIET Y

MEMORIAL AND TRIBUTARY

SCC’s Leadership Society recognizes 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.

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.

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

SCHOL ARSHIP PROGR AM 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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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 Tara Cochran Foundation Specialist 636-922-8437, tcochran@stchas.edu Sharon Schreiber Administrative Assistant 636-922-8577, sschreiber@stchas.edu stchas.edu/foundation

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

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

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M EET TREVOR “I don’t know if I would be able to attend college without the scholarship. Thank you for this opportunity to go to college.” Trevor is beginning his first year at SCC and received three scholarships from the SCC Foundation: Rotary Club of St. Charles, SCC Employee Sponsored Program and the SCC Foundation General.

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