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Why Contribute?

We all receive many requests for charitable support. The decision of where to contribute certainly is a personal one.

Your gift helps further the mission we tribute to the KCC Foundation, your gift helps students, and furthers the mission we all work toward: Enhancing quality of life though learning.

Contributions from employees demonstrate that those closest to the college believe in its mission and are willing to support it financially. Employee giving is an important component as we ask for support of KCC from corporate partners, community members and alumni. 

If you would like to give to a funding designation not listed below, please contact Kelly Myers at kmyers@kcc.edu or 815-802-8260.

Fund designations

Emerging Needs - Unrestricted fund, used where most needed.​

College Improvement - Funds capital expenses. Examples include technology, signage, buildings, etc.

Compassion Fund - Provides assistance to students at risk of dropping out/failing to complete due to unexpected financial emergencies. Students are eligible for assistance once during their lifetime. The registrar's office and financial aid work with the Foundation office to determine eligibility and ensure other resources are exhausted prior to funding approval.

Educate, Empower and Endeavor - Provides assistance to second year students who are nearing completion but face barriers that hinder their graduation. This program requires faculty mentoring to receive assistance. The registrar's office and financial aid work with the Foundation office to determine eligibility and ensure other resources are exhausted prior to funding approval.

High School Equivalency Test - Assists those unable to afford the cost of the $120 test.

Program Excellence - Benefits equipment and programming for each division: Business and Technology; Health Careers; Humanities and Social Sciences; Mathematics, Science and Engineering. Funding will be for priority projects and programs.

Student Success and Leadership Fund - Benefits student leadership, including Phi Theta Kappa.