ECC Foundation Gala

2021 ECC Foundation Gala


Welcome! We are excited to be able to host the 2021 ECC Foundation Gala; Dare to Dream event in-person this year at the Q Center in St. Charles, alongside a virtual component. Registration will be open soon so please be sure to reserve your seat early for this fantastic event to be held on Saturday, September 18, at 5 pm, as space will be limited.

Our goal and commitment of the Gala this year is to highlight the triumphant year we have had, despite the hurdles we all had to overcome during the pandemic. The pause in normalcy did not stop our students from reaching for the stars; our donors from their continuous and generous support; nor our community from persevering and coming together through the most challenging of years! We all deserve to celebrate together!

Please gather with us at this year’s Gala to honor several distinguished award winners, a special guest speaker, a warm and informative update on the College from Dr. Sam, hear from our hard-working students, enjoy lively entertainment and more! We are thrilled to share this “dreamy” experience with you.

Thank you to our 2021 Gala Premier Sponsors: IHC Construction Companies, LLC, Lundstrom Insurance, Middleby Corporation, Shales McNutt Construction.

Gala premier sponsors

Please check back soon to register for this spectacular event! 

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.

Sponsorship Opportunities PDF


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 847-214-7377 to create your own sponsorship package.