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ECC Foundation
Bldg B, Room B230, ECC Campus
Tel: 847-214-7377
Fax: 847-214-7537
foundation@elgin.edu

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 & Liaisons

Foundation Officers

  • Chair
    Ian Lamp
    President
    Lamp Incorporated
  • Vice Chair
    Larry Jones
    Village Manager (retired)
    Village of South Elgin
  • Immediate Past Chair
    Caren Nickelsen
    Pediatric Dentistry, Ltd. (retired)
    Parti Particulars, Owner (retired)
  • Secretary
    Andy Robinson
    Head of CBB Operations Infrastructure Services
    Chase Card Services
  • Treasurer
    David Pfeiffer
    Senior Vice President
    St. Charles Bank & Trust Company, A Wintrust Company
  • Assistant Treasurer
    Sharon Konny
    Vice President, Business and Finance
    Elgin Community College
  • College President
    David Sam, PhD, JD, LLM
    Elgin Community College
  • Executive Director
    Katherine Sawyer, MBA, CFRE
    Executive Director, Institutional Advancement and Foundation
    Elgin Community College

Board Members

  • Melissa Barbosa-Guzmán, JD
    Principal Attorney
    Law Office of Melissa Barbosa-Guzmán
  • Teena Bergsma
    Community Leader
  • Jenni Betancourt
    Architect
    Dewberry Architects Inc.
  • Bruce Dahlquist
    Partner
    DLA Architects, Ltd.
  • Paul Dawson
    Managing Director, Construction
    Elgin Community College
  • Kevin Echevarria
    Chief Executive Officer
    PKE Enterprises, Inc.
  • Phyllis Folarin, EdD
    Principal
    Achievement Solutions
  • Carol Gieske ('77)
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    Elgin Area Chamber
  • Kimberly Gilmore (’91)
    President
    Gilmore Marketing Concepts
  • Tim Kellenberger
    President
    Kellenberger Electric, Inc.
  • Carolyn Kirk-Likou
    Professor (retired)
    Elgin Community College
  • Eric Larson, EdD
    President Emeritus
    Blackhawk Technical College
  • Diane Lukas (’71)
    President (retired)
    Hampton, Lenzini, and Renwick
  • J. Emeka Onwuta, MD
    Physician
  • Michael Ploszek
    Vice President, Physician Strategy and Clinical Operations
    Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital
  • Gary Vanek
    Principal Attorney
    Vanek, Larson & Kolb LLC
  • Dan Walter
    Partner, Executive Vice President (retired)
    Lundstrom Insurance
 

Ex-Officio Liaisons

  • Board of Trustees
    Donna Redmer, EdD ('76)
  • Faculty Liaison
    Roger Ramey

Directors Emeriti

  • Harry Blizzard
  • Betty Brown
  • Charles Burnidge
  • Paul Heath, EdD*
  • Tom Finnegan, Jr.
  • William Geister ('69)
  • John Hurlbut, JD
  • John Kluber
  • William Lauderdale
  • Brett Lundstrom
  • Leo Nelson
  • Jack Shales
  • Michael S. Shirley, PhD
  • Don Waters, EdD
  *Deceased

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


Christie Martin

Christie Martin
Foundation Assistant and Operations Coordinator
Tel: 847-214-7799
Email: chmartin@elgin.edu

 
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