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Purses with Purpose

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Launched in 2011, Purses with Purpose is a women's giving circle that empowers community members to support women seeking education and self-improvement. Donors, guests, and scholarship recipients come together for educational and social events held throughout the year.

The Elgin Community College Foundation and ECC students extend heartfelt thanks to all individuals and organizations for their generous support.

Together, we've established an endowed scholarship fund and awarded scholarships to numerous women. Purses with Purpose is the largest giving circle affiliated with the ECC Foundation.

To learn more about the Purses with Purpose giving circle, please get in touch with us at 847-214-7377 or email


ECC Foundation

Building E, Room E210

Monday through Friday: 8 am to 5 pm