How to Give
Higher education elevates not only the individuals that are learning, but the entire community. Expanding the base of people who pursue higher education will create the future leaders of the Elgin area and beyond.
– Andy Robinson, member of the Spartan Legacy Society
Your gift supports success! ECC provides students with an affordable education adhering to the highest standards of academic excellence and accountability. Our programs prepare students for the workforce and to continue their educational journey. The ECC Foundation works diligently to help students achieve their educational and career goals through scholarship and programmatic investments. Your donation creates opportunities for ECC students to enrich their lives, their future, and our community.
Gifts by Cash and Check
The Foundation accepts checks, cash, and money orders. Please make checks or money orders payable to:
- ECC Foundation, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin, IL 60123
- Please do not mail cash.
Make a secure gift
online with your credit card. Payment options include one-time gifts or installment/recurring payments.
To make a gift of stock, please contact the ECC Foundation for transmittal instructions so that we can properly process your gift.
Gifts can be pledged and fulfilled over as many as five (5) years or another mutually agreed upon timeframe. Please contact the ECC Foundation to establish your pledge agreement.
Will, Trust, Estate Plan, or Insurance Policy
The ECC Foundation has the tools to help you explore how a planned gift might be an advantageous way for you to make a lasting impact on ECC students and programs. When you include the ECC Foundation in our estate plans, please notify us and you can become a member of the Spartan Legacy Society. Contact the ECC Foundation for assistance or go to our
Estate and Planned Gifts website.
Memorials and Tributes
Designate your gift to the ECC Foundation in memory of a loved one, or to honor a person on the occasion of a special event such as a birthday, anniversary, or retirement.
Pathway to Knowledge Brick Campaign
Purchase an engraved brick as a way to commemorate family and friends, mark milestones, or honor a professor who made a difference in your life. Bricks can be purchased for as little as $50. Proceeds benefit the ECC Alumni Program.
Download order form
Your company might match your gift in support of education which can double or even triple the value of your charitable contribution to the ECC Foundation. If your employer matches gifts, contact your Human Resources department to obtain the necessary forms.
ECC Foundation staff would be happy to help you explore how an in-kind gift might be mutually beneficial. Non-cash contributions are welcome when the college determines a need exists and approval is obtained for the gift prior to acceptance.
For information on any of the above giving opportunities or your charitable estate gifts to ECC, please contact ECC Foundation at 847-214-7377 or email us at
Your professional advisors are the best sources of counsel for your financial and estate plans. Information provided on the ECC Foundation website is intended for educational purposes only.