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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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Did You Know?

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The average annual scholarship award is approx. $500-$1,000 and covers about 18 to 35 percent of current tuition and fees.*
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Make a Donation

ECC remains committed to providing students with an affordable education, steeped in the highest standards of excellence and accountability. The foundation is working diligently to secure more charitable donations to help students close the funding gap and achieve their educational and career goals. View foundation events»

Types of Donations

Tax-deductible (in accordance with IRS regulations)

  • Cash
  • Special event tickets (less the value of goods & services provided)
  • Appreciated securities
  • Real property
  • Gift annuities
  • Irrevocable bequests
  • Trusts
  • Insurance policies
  • In-kind donations of goods and services


  • Raffle tickets
  • Volunteer time spent on committees
  • Other items as noted by IRS publication 526 'Charitable Contributions'

Donor Recognition & Benefits

All donors are thanked and publicly recognized (unless they wish to remain anonymous) in a manner appropriate to the size and nature of their gift. Donors are regarded as friends of the college and, as such, are given a variety of incentives to participate in all that the college has to offer outside the classroom. Donor recognition, benefits, and incentives increase with the level of a gift, and include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Listing of the donor's name in the foundation's annual report, website, and/or other marketing and promotional materials
  • Opportunities to serve as a volunteer on one of the foundation's various fund raising and 'friend raising' special events planning committees
  • Invitations to/notifications of all foundation and college events open to the public
  • Naming opportunities
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