ECC Foundation Gala

Please join us for an evening to remember. Registration is required. All proceeds from contributions made during the event directly benefit ECC student success.

A Virtual Mas’k’erade: Dare to Dream

Virtual Gala Face Mask Contest

Please join us in a little bit of fun during the ECC Foundation Gala Virtual Mas’k’erade:  Dare to Dream.  We encourage you to bring your favorite face mask that is keeping you safe during the pandemic or create/decorate a face mask of your own.  You will have an opportunity to enter the Face Mask Contest and don your creation at the virtual Gala on October 17, 2020, during the Social Interlude portion (5:30 to 6 p.m.) of the event, which runs from 5 to 7 p.m. Prizes will be awarded to the “Most Unique,” “Funniest,” and “Most ECC Pride” Face Masks.  Our Gala Committee members will be making the final decision and the winners will be announced at the end of the Gala program. Put your creative talent to work!

We look forward to seeing your face mask entries on October 17, 2020.

About the Gala

For nearly 75 years, Elgin Community College has been steadfastly serving this community as it has evolved and grown. Today, we’re proud that over 45,000 credentialed alumni have come through our doors and back out into the city to do great things.

ECC alumni are your nurses and firefighters; your truck drivers and statisticians; your businesspeople and welders; and ECC alumni are your friends and neighbors. That’s why the Foundation Gala is so relevant and meaningful to continue to support students striving for a bright future.

Join us as we celebrate the college that helps sustain our success. Those that we take time to honor today are the ones who help prop up our students and our very institution. Without them—and you—none of what we do would be possible.


  • Elgin Community College Distinguished Alumni Award
  • Exceptional Friend of the Foundation Award
  • Elgin Community College Friend of Education Award
  • Lasting Impact Awards

Gala Registration

Sponsorship Opportunities

Please see the ECC Foundation Signature Event Sponsorship Opportunities form to find the sponsorship opportunity that is right for you or please call the Foundation at to create your own sponsorship package.