ECC Retiree Committee

The ECC Foundation promotes connections between all retired ECC employees through active engagement. Activities include educational and social events, as well as volunteer and philanthropic opportunities across the college.

Contact the Foundation office to learn about upcoming events at or 847-214-7377.

Digital Security for Everyone

  • When:
    Friday, November 8, 2019
  • Time:
    Complimentary continental breakfast and check-in from 9 to 9:25 a.m. Presentation from 9:30 to 11 a.m.
  • Cost:
    $0 - This is a free event.
  • Location:
    Building E, Room 106.
  • Address:
    Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan Dr., Elgin, IL 60123
  • Registration:
    Seating is limited. Registrations are requested by November 1 using the form below or contact the Retiree Committee at 847-214-7746 or

Do these sounds familiar? IRS threats, grandchildren you never knew you had, and fake banks detecting account fraud. Retirees are relentlessly targeted for all kinds of cyber scams and swindles. Do you know the worst part? You don’t have ECC’s information security team watching out for you anymore! But, don’t despair…

ECC's own Bill Forg brings over 30 years of information security experience straight to you in a special workshop for ECC retirees and their guests. Bill will answer all your questions and help you learn ways to protect yourself when using your home computer, mobile devices, social media, and more no matter what your level of technical experience.

Holiday Season Bus Trip

  • When:
    Tuesday, December 3, 2019.
  • Time:
    Arrive ECC by 12:45 p.m. and return by 9 p.m. Detailed agenda provided below.
  • Cost:
    $35 per person, includes only roundtrip charter bus transportation.
    All participants are responsible for purchasing their own admission ticket(s) to Illumination in advance directly from The Morton Arboretum. Tickets go on sale October 1, 2019. Details will be provided.
    Guests are welcome.
  • Location:
    Park in Red Lot (west of Renner Dr.) to meet at Building H, Jobe Lounge
  • Address:
    1700 Spartan Dr., Elgin, IL 60123.
  • Registration:
    Contact Bill Kolton at or 815-477-9527 for registration and payment details.

Light up your holiday season! Reconnect with fellow ECC retirees during a stress-free bus ride to Oakbrook Center. Enjoy holiday décor, specialty shops, and an abundance of dining options for the afternoon. At sundown, take a quick bus ride to the Morton Arboretum for Illumination. Leave your holiday packages on the bus while we walk a one mile paved path through interactive tree lights and seasonal music. Warm up on the hassle-free bus ride back to ECC.

Agenda: Bus departs ECC at 1 p.m. and arrives at Oakbrook Center at approximately 2 p.m. Bus departs Oakbrook Center at 5:15 p.m. and arrives at The Morton Arboretum at approximately 5:45 p.m. Enter Illumination exhibit at 6 p.m. Bus departs The Morton Arboretum at 7:45 p.m. and arrives ECC by 9 p.m.

Monthly "Third Thursdays" Breakfast Get-Togethers

  • When:
    October 17, November 21 and December 19.
  • Time:
    8:30 a.m.
  • Cost:
    Separate checks are provided and Brianna's accepts most major credit cards or checks along with cash.
  • Address:
    572 Randall Rd., South Elgin, IL 60177.
  • Registration:
    No RSVP needed.

Find a seat at the ECC Retirees breakfast table every “Third Thursday” to catch up with fellow ECC retirees.

ECC Retiree Discounts

ECC retirees save 10% at the ECC Arts Center for Touring Artists and college productions. Must mention the ECC retiree discount and purchase tickets in person at the Box Office or by phone 847-622-0300. Discount is not available for online purchases.

Spartan Terrace Restaurant offers $2 off a lunch entrée if you mention you are an ECC retiree when you make your lunch reservation. For the fall 2019 semester, reservations are required and the restaurant is open for lunch on most Tuesdays & Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. To make your reservation, call 847-214-7382 or email


  • September 24 & 26

  • October 1, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, & 31

  • November 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, & 26

Volunteer Opportunities

ECC Retirees are valued members of the ECC community! If you want to continue to make a difference helping ECC students and the college, various volunteer opportunities are available year-round.

Fall 2019 volunteer opportunities include:

  • Callers for the college's "Re-enrollment Phone-a-thon" on November 11 and 12. Contact Jennifer Strohl at
  • Mentors for high school students in ECC’s Transition Academy – launched in 2013 as part of the Alliance for College Readiness, the program empowers 9th through 12th-grade students in District 509 to make positive academic and life choices that enable them to succeed in college. Contact Cathy Schaff at or 847-214-7909.
  • “Wardrobe Assistants” helping students before Commencement Ceremonies on December 14. Contact Jennifer Strohl at
  • Callers for the ECC Foundation Giving Tuesday Phone-a-thon on Tuesday, December 3. Contact Sheri Lacy at
  • Arts Center volunteer ushers are needed year-round.

Volunteer opportunities are also shared by ECCP-3 and in the ECC Retiree Facebook Group. To sign up or to receive more information about volunteer opportunities at ECC, please contact the ECC Foundation at 847-214-7377 or

Retiree Facebook Group

Hear about more upcoming events, get-togethers, and other happenings while you stay connected with other ECC retirees. Request to join this closed group on the Retiree Facebook group page.