At this annual event, donors and their scholarship recipients meet. Scholarship recipients share their appreciation with donors, and talk more about their plans for the future.
In many cases, scholarships can be a deciding factor in a student’s ability to attend college. Donors are able to understand the difference they’ve made, and how their contributions change lives. Some recipients have the opportunity to meet and thank the donor who is helping them reach their goals.
The event is held every October, and recipients and donors are strongly encouraged to attend. This year's dinner was held Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Kankakee.
Partnership and Visionary Awards
In addition to students and donors meeting, this year, two special awards were presented:
KCC Foundation Partnership Award – This award recognizes corporate leaders who have provided financial support to the college and who have been diverse in their commitment, often supporting multiple initiatives.
KCC Visionary Award – This award honors an unsung supporter who lays the groundwork for future success of the KCC Foundation and the Kankakee Community College via his or her commitment. This award recognizes both financial contributions and volunteerism.