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ECC Foundation
Bldg B, Room B230, ECC Campus
Tel: 847-214-7377
Fax: 847-214-7537

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ECC Foundation Events

As a tenured faculty member at the college…I know how events like these can make a difference for our students and our institution. There are so many students that without the work of the Foundation, they wouldn’t be able to attend ECC.
- Roger Ramey, 2016 Golf Classic Chair

The ECC Foundation hosts events throughout the year to bring together old and new friends in celebration and support of our work together. We invite you to join us, especially at our two signature annual events where funds raised benefit our Resources for Excellence Annual Fund. Save the dates and plan to attend our next event!

Proud to be ECC Week 2018

A celebration of the college–our proud past and promising future–featuring a series of special days during the week before Founders’ Day to share stories, give, thank, and serve.

  • Monday, February 12 – Day of Stories
    Signage throughout campus identifies how donors are part of the story in changing lives. Donors are invited to a reception and photo opportunity at 12 p.m. in Jobe Lounge Bldg. B, ECC Campus
  • Tuesday, February 13 – Day of Giving
    Show your pride in ECC and become part of the story. Make a gift in support of student opportunity, program growth, and awarding excellence and innovation. Give now!
  • Wednesday, February 14 – Day of Thanks
    Visit the ECC Foundation tables near Jobe Lounge between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. to sign the #ProudToBeECC banner and write a thank you note.
  • Friday, February 16 – Day of Service (to our students!)
    Free workshops for students offer guidance for selection of a major, workplace expectations, networking, financial management, and more. Register as an attendee
  • Sunday, February 18 – 20th Annual Founders' Day Celebration
    Attend the luncheon and celebration! Register as a guest

To share how you have been part of the ECC story, give or volunteer during the week contact the ECC Foundation Office at or call 847-214-7377.

Founders' Day Celebration

The Founders’ Day Celebration is an annual event, held to commemorate the founding of the college in 1949. The Founders’ Day Celebration also recognizes the distinguished accomplishments of ECC’s students, alumni, employees, retirees, and other community supporters and partners who have been an integral part of ECC’s history and the fulfillment of its mission. Get event details» 

Foundation Golf Classic

Area golfers look forward to this annual event every June. Following 18-holes at an area country club, this most enjoyable day concludes with a cocktail reception, gourmet dinner, awards, live auction, full slate of prizes and other activities. Get event details» 

Purses with Purpose

Launched in 2012, Purses with Purpose is a membership based giving circle that offers community members the opportunity to support other women who want to better themselves through education. Members, guests, and scholarship recipients gather several times during the year for educational and social events. Get event details» 

Retiree Advisory Committee

Launched in 2016, the committee promotes connections between all retired ECC employees through active engagement with each other, the college, and the ECC Foundation. In support of the missions of the college and the ECC Foundation, the committee offers educational and social events for ECC retirees, as well as volunteer and philanthropic opportunities from around the college. Get event details» 

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