Founders' Day Celebration

21st Annual Founders’ Day Celebration New “Reception Only” Format. Sunday, February 17, 2019 from 1 to 3 p.m.

Please join old and new friends of Elgin Community College and the ECC Foundation on Sunday, February 17, 2019, for the 21st Annual Founders’ Day Celebration! 

New Time & Format

This popular signature event has been refreshed with a new starting time of 1 p.m. and a “RECEPTION ONLY” format that includes a streamlined schedule of events! Enjoy a champagne reception with an abundant selection of hearty hors d’ouevres, an abbreviated program, more time to mingle, and an inspirational showcase of this year’s award winners.

Award Recipients

  • The Bryant Crawford Family
  • Dean Follmann, PhD, Class of ‘77
  • Carol Gieske, Class of ‘77
  • Grand Victoria Casino and Grand Victoria Foundation
  • Herb Porter
  • Pat Szpekowski
  • Jeff Turner

When: Sunday, February 17, 2019 at 1 p.m.
Complimentary Valet Parking and Coat Check: Renner Library, Building C
Reception & Program: Jobe Lounge, Building B | View campus map
Sponsorships & Registration: Register below.

For additional information, please contact the ECC Foundation Office at 847-214-7377 or email

2019 Founders’ Day Registration