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Welcome to the ECC Foundation

Dr. David Sam

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ECC is truly a community college. Our community has relied on us to improve lives through learning for nearly 75 years.

As a community member, you are critical to helping our students succeed. When they succeed as a part of a passionate and highly skilled workforce, they achieve their dreams, and our community prospers. Our students are tomorrow's leaders here in Elgin and worldwide.

Whether through donations, scholarships, grants, or strategic workforce partnerships, we hope you will join us in our mission.

You can learn more about our work below. I invite you to contact the ECC Foundation when you can start.

Together, we can help our community thrive.

David Sam, PhD, JD, LLM

Support a place of exceptional learning experiences and life-changing opportunities.

Your gift to the Elgin Community College Foundation is critical in helping us create bright futures for our students—and our entire community.

Our Commitment to Our Community

The faculty, staff, and administrators are dedicated to the success of each student. Our goals include:

  • We meet students where they are and help them realize their dreams, regardless of their background or circumstances.
  • Provide access to hands-on training for real-world, in-demand skills in programs that immediately equip our students to contribute to a 21st-century workforce.
  • Develop partnerships with local industry, community, and education leaders to shape the future of our students. Learn more about ECC's role in our community and workforce partnership opportunities.

You Can Join Us

The ECC Foundation is looking for partners who can help our students succeed for generations to come. There are three key ways you can help.

  • Please support us financially through donations, sponsorships, grants, scholarship endowments, and legacy gifts. Giving to ECC is easy, and every gift matters. Click here to make your gift.
  • Volunteer with one of our many affinity groups or event planning committees, or express your interest in joining the ECC Foundation Board. 
  • Build a strategic partnership between your organization and our academic and advancement programs to explore opportunities for mutual success. 

Fast Facts

Student's Need

Fifty percent of ECC students could not afford their commitment to advancing their education without financial assistance.

Community's Future

We aim to maximize access to exceptional education to improve lives and strengthen our community.

A Smart Investment

Your philanthropic investment will have a greater impact at ECC than at most universities. 

Give Now

Every gift matters to our students. Your donation creates opportunities for students to enrich their lives, future, and community.


ECC Foundation

Building E, Room E210
Fax: 847-214-7537