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

Reg. Hours: M - T: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Summer Hours: M - T: 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed Fridays during June-August


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Foundation Officers, Directors & Staff

Foundation Officers

  • Ian Lamp, Chair
  • Larry Jones, Vice Chair
  • Caren Nickelsen, Immediate Past Chair
  • Shawn Kluber, Secretary
  • David Pfeiffer, Treasurer
  • Sharon Konny, Assistant Treasurer
  • David Sam, PhD, JD, LLM, College President
  • Katherine Sawyer, MBA, CFRE, Executive Director

Foundation Directors

  • Jenni Betancourt
  • Bruce Dahlquist
  • Paul Dawson
  • Phyllis Folarin, EdD
  • William Geister (’67)
  • Kimberly Gilmore (’91)
  • Tim Kellenberger
  • Carolyn Kirk-Likou
  • Eric Larson, EdD
  • Diane Lukas (’71)
  • Michael McKay
  • J. Emeka Onwuta, MD
  • Andy Robinson
  • Dan Walter
  • Robert Werderich
  • Sylvia Wetzel

Directors Emeriti

  • Harry Blizzard
  • Betty Brown
  • Charles Burnidge
  • Paul Heath, EdD*
  • Tom Finnegan, Jr.
  • John Hurlbut, JD
  • John Kluber
  • William Lauderdale
  • Brett Lundstrom
  • Leo Nelson
  • Jack Shales
  • Michael S. Shirley, PhD
  • Don Waters, EdD

*Deceased

Ex-Officio Liaisons

  • Angela Causey, PhD, ECC trustee 
  • Roger Ramey, EdD, ECC faculty

ECC Foundation Staff

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Katherine Sawyer

Katherine Sawyer
Executive Director of Institutional Advancement & ECC Foundation
Tel: 847-214-7143
Email: ksawyer@elgin.edu


Monica Bucek

Monica Bucek
Director of Major and Planned Giving
Tel: 847-214-7258
Email: mbucek@elgin.edu


Sheri Lacy Photo

Sheri Lacy
Manager of Annual Giving and Scholarships
Tel: 847-214-7596
Email: slacy@elgin.edu


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Diane Stredde
Alumni Relations Coordinator
Tel: 847-214-7746
Email: dstredde@elgin.edu