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JJC Foundation

Your investment will allow the Joliet Junior College Foundation to provide opportunities for our students to grow and succeed in their educational pursuits!

JJC Foundation

Be part of the JJC community's response to COVID-19.

Join JJC's efforts to address the immediate needs of students experiencing hardship as a result of COVID-19. 

During these times of uncertainty, students are looking to the JJC Foundation for support. Students need food and household items, technology to finish remote classes this semester, and even help with tuition assistance. Many student's jobs will be affected by this crisis, creating unforeseen challenges that will affect their academic goals.

Your gift to the JJC Foundation's Student Emergency Fund provides life-changing assistance to JJC students in need during a crisis; it offers timely financial help that can lead to peace of mind and academic success.

You can help a JJC student stay on track to graduate!

Make A Gift Now

Learn more about the Joliet Junior College Foundation:

  • Ways to Give

    Ways to Give

    Below you will find some ways you can make an impact. Choose the option that best fits your giving needs. 

    Give Online

    Please use our quick and convenient online form to make a gift today via credit card. You can make a one-time donation or sign up for a recurring gift.

    Cash Gifts

    Gifts of cash usually take the form of cash, money orders or checks made payable to the Joliet Junior College Foundation. Please mail your contribution to:

    Joliet Junior College Foundation
    1215 Houbolt Road
    Joliet, IL 60431

    Scholarship Gifts

    Scholarships can be created through the JJC Foundation to support students as they work toward their degree. The foundation offers both annual and endowed scholarships.

    Gifts of Stock

    Stock gifts are accepted by the JJC Foundation. Giving appreciated stock can be tax-wise for some donors. Consult your financial advisor to see if this option may be right for you. Contact Kristi Mulvey, Executive Director, JJC Foundation at 85-280-2353 or kmulvey@jjc.edu.

    Matching Gifts

    Some companies may match your gift to education. Check with your Human Resources Department, complete the application form, and mail it with your check. We’ll do the rest.

    Planned Giving

    The Joliet Junior College Foundation's Planned Giving Program allows individuals the opportunity to ensure the financial well-being of Joliet Junior College by making gifts that provide a maximum benefit for the College, while decreasing the income tax, estate and gift tax burdens upon their estates and descendants. Philanthropic giving can merge your personal financial needs and tax planning. With the assistance of your tax and legal advisors, Joliet Junior College can assist you in making a difference in the future while you gain the greatest benefits today.

    • Current Will
    • Living Trust
    • Life Insurance
    • Real Estate
    • Retained Life Estate
    • Closely Held Stock
    • Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust
    • Charitable Remainder Unitrust
    • Charitable Lead Trust
    In-Kind Gifts

    Donations of goods and services are also known as in-kind donations. To make an in-kind gift please contact Kristi Mulvey, Executive Director, JJC Foundation at 815-280-2353 or kmulvey@jjc.edu.

    Memorial and Tribute Gifts

    Making a gift to the foundation in honor of a family member, mentor, colleague or friend is a thoughtful way to remember someone special and create a living legacy. The JJC Foundation will notify the individual or family of your gift, but will not specify the gift amount.

    Employee Giving/Payroll Deduction

    Joliet Junior College employees may make one-time or on-going contributions to the Foundation through payroll deduction.

  • Scholarship and Giving Funds

    The JJC Foundation has a variety of scholarship and giving funds for you to choose from when making your donation.

    Scholarship and Giving Options

    Below you will find a list of the many funds the JJC Foundation houses for donations. Find an option that best suits your giving needs.

    • Ag Opportunity Scholarship
    • Barnard, Edwin P. Memorial Scholarship
    • Benary, Ernst of America Scholarship Fund
    • Bono, Joseph Anthony Scholarship
    • Cattron, Carolyn and Dave Agricultural Education
    • Chicago Farmers Annual Scholarship
    • Christina's Mini Farm
    • Compeer Community College Scholarship
    • Denzer, Adam Memorial Ag Scholarship
    • Duzan, Bruce Memorial Scholarship
    • Eisenbrandt, William Memorial Agriculture Scholarship
    • Ethridge, Ivan and Doris Memorial Fund
    • Grodek, Stephen Memorial Horticulture Scholarship
    • Henderson, Harlan Endowed Memorial Scholarship
    • Horticulture Memorial Scholarship
    • JJC Foundation Agriculture Judging Contest Award
    • JJC Foundation Horticulture Judging Contest Award
    • JJC Horticulture Scholarship
    • Johnson, Carl Memorial Agriculture Scholarship
    • Johnson, William B. Ag Operations Endowment Fund
    • Johnson, William B. Memorial Agriculture Scholarship 
    • Joliet Area Garden Club
    • Jurgens, Robert Memorial Agriculture Scholarship
    • Kohl, Richard & Bernadette Ag Scholarship
    • Nelson, Philip Agriculture Leadership Scholarship
    • Nichols, Paul Memorial Scholarship
    • Nootbaar, Tina M. Memorial Scholarship
    • Phillip, James and Helen Scholarship Fund
    • Richards, John F. Agriculture Scholarship
    • Ross Memorial Endowed Scholarship, Melinda F.
    • Shoup Manufacturing Scholarship
    • Stewart, Mark Memorial Scholarship
    • Vondrasek, John Memorial Scholarship
    • Wadsworth Endowed Scholarship Fund
    • Walsh, Larry Annual Scholarship
    Allied Health and Nursing
    • 911 How Can I Help
    • Adelman Medical Scholarship
    • Allen, William Taylor Scholarship
    • Bell, Ellen P. Memorial Scholarship
    • Broderick, Brianne Annual Nursing Scholarship
    • Cardosi, Jamie K. Memorial Nursing Scholarship
    • Cato, Laura Memorial Nursing Scholarship
    • Crawford, Dr. Clifford Endowed Scholarship
    • Crawford, Kim Memorial Scholarship
    • Czerkies, Carolyn Scholarship
    • Dalton Mallo, Dolores Nursing Scholarship
    • E.C.G. Annual Scholarship
    • Fagan, Janet Hennessey Nursing Scholarship
    • Fisk, Emily Howe Fund
    • Growmark Scholarship
    • Illinois Community College System Foundation Healthcare Scholarship
    • Illinois Community College System Health Trust
    • In Loving Memory of Isabelle
    • JOHA Foundation Annual Scholarship
    • Kapp, Victoria R. Nursing Scholarship
    • Lukancic-Monroe, Dr. Mildred Endowed Scholarship
    • Lukancic, Louis and Paula Scholarship
    • Lynch, Lore H. Memorial Scholarship
    • Mancuso, Rose Endowed Scholarship
    • Martinucci, August & Livia Scholarship
    • Morimoto, Paul & Ruth Scholarship
    • Morris Hospital Nursing Transfer Scholarship
    • Mullen, Dr. Wylie & Mrs. Shirley Scholarship
    • Presence St. Joseph Medical Center Transfer Scholarship
    • Saveas BNAT Scholarship
    • Schmitz, Florence A. Memorial Scholarship
    • Schmitz, Russell & Bess Scholarship
    • Sheridan, Kerry Memorial Scholarship - Kurtz Ambulance
    • Sherman, Rose Nursing Scholarship
    • Silver Cross Hospital Nursing Transfer Scholarship
    • Tarizzo, Dr. Richard Scholarship
    • US Bank Annual Scholarship
    • Will-Grundy Medical Society Alliance Scholarship
    • William Taylor Allen Annual Scholarship
    • Wirt, Jeanette Sing-Wirt Memorial Scholarship
    • Bell, Sheldon C. Endowed Scholarship
    • Binion, Jack B. Endowed Scholarship
    • Business Faculty Scholarship
    • Conte, William R. Family Scholarship
    • Conterio Business Scholarship
    • Corradetti, John and Yola Endowed Scholarship
    • Ellingson, Silas Annual Scholarship
    • JJC Business Faculty Scholarship
    • Harder, James E. and Donna M. Harder Business Endowed Scholarship
    • Harvey, Glenn and Joanne Honorary IT Scholarship
    • Heartland Bank & Trust Annual Scholarship
    • Hometown National Bank Business Scholarship
    • Grundy County Chamber of Commerce Annual Scholarship
    • Kambic, Bernard E. Memorial Scholarship
    • Klotz, Timothy C. Memorial Endowed Scholarship
    • Lichtenwalter, Gary/Daylene  Scholarship
    • Matteson, Richard J. Accounting Scholarship Fund
    • McGirr, Vincent C. Annual Scholarship
    • Mega Polymers Sales and Marketing Scholarship
    • Meyer, Lois E. Memorial Scholarship
    • Oberwortmann, James F. Memorial Scholarship
    • Pelias, Steve & Sylvia Memorial Scholarship
    • Schultz, Marilyn J. Endowed Scholarship
    • Smith, Robert & Deborah Annual Scholarship
    • Sratcha, Tom Sratcha Scholarship
    • Tinkle, Dr. Lloyd L.Endowed Scholarship Fund
    • Tinkle, Dr. Loraine Endowed Scholarship
    • Zonta Club Scholarship
    Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement
    • Bustin, Dr. Frederick Law Enforcement Scholarship
    • Crime Stoppers of Will County Taylor Pirc Endowed Scholarship
    • Dufour, Tyler Law Enforcement Memorial Scholarship
    • JJC Police & Community Engagement Fund
    • Kerr, Archie S. Law Enforcement Scholarship
    • Law Abiding Citizen Annual Scholarship
    • Mayer, Steven W. Memorial Law Enforcement Educational Grant
    • Munch Family Scholarship
    • Pownall, George A. Endowed Scholarship
    • Walsh, Jonathan Edward Memorial Scholarship
    • Will County Juvenile Officer's Association
    Culinary Arts/Hospitality Management
    • Ben Can Cook
    • Boiardi, Hector Memorial Scholarship Fund
    • Cowgill, Mark Culinary Arts Scholarship
    • Culinary Arts Faculty Endowment
    • For the Love of Chocolate Scholarship
    • Frenchette, Paul W. Scholarship
    • Gueldenhaar, Sheryl Memorial Culinary Arts Scholarships
    • Hamilton, Carol Hospitality Scholarship
    • Harrah's JJC Centennial Endowed Scholarship in Culinary Arts
    • Harrah's Joliet Casino Hotel Endowed Scholarship
    • Hollywood Casino Scholarship
    • Leeson, Eric Memorial Scholarship
    • Leeson, Scott & Nancy Scholarship
    • Poremba, Andrew Memorial Scholarship
    • NuWave Culinary Arts Scholarship
    • Roy, Adam Mentor Culinary Arts Scholarship
    • Spring Gala Scholarship
    • The Zonta Club of Joliet Area Culinary Arts Scholarship, in honor of Sue Pritz-Bornhofen
    • Wagner, Charles Memorial Scholarship
    • Zdralevich, George Garden Scholarship
    • Zollner, David Scholarship in Culinary Arts
    • Zollner, Max & Marilyn Anniversary Scholarship
    • Brewer, Grace Scholarship
    • Jensen, Jensen Family Endowed Scholarship
    • Rogers, Leah L. Scholarship
    English/World Languages
    • Asher, Patrick W. Scholarship
    • Barnes, Evelyn Scholarship
    • Burke, Dr. Robert P. Scholarship
    • Cockbill, Margaret J. Endowed Scholarship
    • Kerr, Lea B. Journalism Scholarship
    • Schenk, Joyce Stewart Memorial Scholarship
    • Walters, Arthur L. and Ruby K. Scholarship
    • Wordeater Loudmouth McKracken Creative Writing Scholarship
    Fine Arts
    • Albano, Brian Memorial Scholarship
    • Arida, Gamil T. Art Scholarship
    • Ciccotelli, Gino J. Endowed Scholarship
    • Codo, Norman & Charlotte Art Scholarship
    • Dellinger, Hal D. Music Scholarship
    • JJC Music Service Scholarship
    • JJC Theatre Service Scholarship
    • Kingsbury, John and Laura Art Scholarship
    • Krockey, Natalie, Isabella, Aaron and Noelle Music Scholarship
    • Lennon, Art and Lisa Memorial Scholarship
    • Lester, Paul F. Music Scholarship
    • Lewis, Eldon R. Jazz Scholarship
    • Lewis, Jerry E. Fine Arts Scholarship
    • Lichtenwalter, Daylene/Gary Scholarship
    • Liley, Dr. Thomas Endowed Scholarship
    • Mallary, Robert A. Fine Arts Centennial Scholarship
    • Oxborrow, Douglas F. Vocal/Choral Scholarship
    • Stone, Rosaline B. Theatre Scholarship
    • Sullivan, Bill J. Music Scholarship
    • Themis, John C. Scholarship (Music)
    • Tolf, Gale M. Emerging Artist Scholarship
    • Urba, Martin Memorial Scholarship
    • West, Margaret L. Scholarship
    • Amazon Endowed Book Scholarship
    • American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association
    • Anderson Aviation Scholarship
    • Anderson, Harold Memorial Scholarship
    • Aschinberg, Dr. L. Claude M.D. Annual Scholarship
    • Big R Scholarship
    • Black Student Leader Association Scholarship
    • Bolingbrook Rotary Club Endowed Scholarship
    • Bridges, Brian Bridges Never Quit Scholarship
    • Brown, Honey Endowed Scholarship
    • Capetillo, Maria State Farm Annual Scholarship
    • Carlson, Raymond Memorial Scholarship
    • Chalstrom-Douglas, Robert & Marie Scholarship
    • Chavez, Richard L. Family Scholarship
    • CMM Scholarship Fund
    • Corsetti, Anna Maria Scholarship for Excellence in World Languages/Study Abroad
    • Coughlin, Honorable Patrick and Kathryn Scholarship
    • Council for Working Women Scholarship
    • Crane Fund for Widows and Children Scholarship
    • Crawford, Dr. Clifford Scholarship
    • Crawford, Dr. Curtis J. Scholarship
    • Daughters of Penelope Scholarship
    • Dennis, Jewell/Tribute to Men of Color
    • Desmarais, Norman A. Memorial Scholarship
    • Educational Development
    • Engers, Carolyn M. T. Scholarship
    • Engers, Carolyn M. T. 3+1 University Partnership Scholarship
    • Esworthy, Donald and Virginia Annual Scholarship
    • Exxon Mobil Veterans Book Scholarship
    • Financial Need Grant
    • First American Bank Annual Scholarship
    • First Midwest Bank/NAACP Scholarship
    • Flemister, Dr. Glenda Scholarship
    • Freeman, Nancy Scholarship
    • French, Grayce Stadler Memorial Scholarship
    • Future JJC Alumni Annual Scholarship
    • Gantzert Endowed Scholarship
    • Goeken-Martis, Sandra K. Scholarship
    • Graham, Douglas & Mildred Endowed Scholarship
    • Grants West Appliance Scholarship
    • Greenway, Chuck & Bettie Scholarship
    • Grundy County Chamber of Commerce and Industry Annual Scholarship
    • Gutierrez, Natividad and Felipa Aguilera Scholarship
    • Harder, James E. and Donna M. Endowed Scholarship
    • Harper, Don Memorial Scholarship
    • Hollywood Casino Scholarship
    • Howard, Vic and Jennifer Annual Scholarship
    • JJC Alumni Endowed Scholarship
    • JJC Annuitants Association Annual Scholarship
    • JJC Food Pantry
    • JJC Foundation Invitational Math Contest Awards
    • JJC Foundation General Endowed Scholarship
    • JJC Honors Scholarship
    • JJC President's Annual Scholarship
    • JJC Student Government Scholarship
    • Johnson, Edward C./CAALAC Scholarship Fund
    • Kambic, Bernard E. Memorial Scholarship
    • Kennedy, Charles Scholarship
    • Kiwanis Scholarship
    • Klasing, Jr., Charles L. Scholarship
    • Klasing, Wayne G. and Barbara G. Endowed Scholarship
    • Krockey, Sol C. Memorial Scholarship
    • Latinos Unidos Scholarship
    • Learning & Skills Scholarship
    • Lopez, Jesse J. Lopez Give a Kid A Chance Scholarship 
    • Lukancic, Louis & Paula Scholarship
    • Mancuso, Rose E. Endowed Scholarship
    • Manthei, Richard W. and Judith B. Endowed Scholarship
    • Marchiniak, Lester Memorial Scholarship
    • McGirr, Vincent K. Annual Scholarship
    • Midwest Generation Merit Scholarship
    • Mijeski, Richard Francis
    • Miller, Sarah Endowed Memorial Scholarship
    • Nicholl, Gill Annual Scholarship
    • Nichols, Dr. Peter and Amanda Endowed Scholarship
    • Olin Corporation Annual Scholarship
    • Orosco, Paul K. & Catherine M. Alumni Endowed Scholarship
    • Ozmon, Laird Scholarship
    • Pelias Memorial Scholarship
    • Peterson, Barbara Endowed Award
    • Peterson, Dr. John & Melanie Academic Scholarship
    • Phi Theta Kappa Custodial Fund
    • Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship
    • Proulx, Dr. Gena Memorial Endowed Scholarship
    • Rivera, Richard T. Memorial Scholarship
    • Ross, J. D. and Helen H. Scholarship
    • Rotary Club of Joliet, Inc. Scholarship
    • Rousonelos, Dr. Stanley Scholarship
    • Rowley, Elmer Scholarship
    • Schultz, Marilyn J. Endowed Scholarship
    • Schluntz, Walter G. Memorial Scholarship
    • Seron, Dr. Merron Memorial Scholarship
    • Serrato, Carlos Fernandez Multicultural Scholarship
    • Smith, Arthur G. Scholarship
    • Smith, Vera Scholarship
    • Solfronk, Ludmilla Scholarship
    • Stadler-French, Grayce Memorial Scholarship
    • Steiner Kerman Education Foundation
    • Student Service Recognition Award
    • Students with Disabilities Scholarship
    • Tarizzo, Richard A. M.D. Scholarship
    • Tierney, Joan Annual Scholarship
    • Tinkle, Dr. Lorain Endowed Scholarship Fund
    • Todd Family Annual Scholarship
    • Trackman, Anna and Samuel Scholarship
    • Trackman-Berlinsky, Maurice & Shirley Scholarship
    • Trackman-Given, Betty & James Scholarship
    • Trackman-Given, Dory & Sherman Scholarship
    • Trackman-Given, Marian & Robert Scholarship
    • Trackman Givens Gross, Julius & Mae
    • Trackman-Gross, Joyce & Milton
    • Trackman-Gross, Leon Scholarship
    • Trackman, Harry & Henrietta Scholarship
    • Trackman, Herbert Scholarship
    • Trackman, Louis R. Scholarship
    • Trackman, Louis & Esther
    • Trackman/Rabbi Hershman Scholarship
    • Trackman-Rubens, M. & L. Scholarship
    • Trams, A. Francis Trust Memorial Scholarship
    • Trygg, Stanley Jr., Scholarship
    • Tyriver, Steven & Gayle Scholarship
    • Steven and Gayle Tyriver Scholarship
    • Van Donk, Vivian R. Scholarship
    • Van Horn, Carl and Dorothy Book Scholarship
    • Vietnam Veterans Scholarship
    • Wollschlager, Larry Scholarship Honoring Former Teacher Patrick Asher
    • Woman's Club of Joliet
    • Women of the Rotary Scholarship
    • Wunderlich, Robert J. Endowed Scholarship
    • Zaida, Walter F. Scholarship
    Library Technology
    • Levine, Barry Scholarship Award
    Natural Science / STEM
    • Griffin, Barbara J. Memorial Scholarship
    • Hieggelke, Curtis J. and Estelle Endowed Scholarship
    • Menzer, Alfred and Oleta
    • Onsgard, Leonard & Alice Physics Scholarship
    • Puddicombe, Edmund C. Scholarship
    • Lee, Dr. Michael Endowed Scholarship
    Study Abroad
    • Study Abroad Annual Scholarship
    • AEC Construction Scholarship
    • Automotive Service Technology
    • Aux Sable Liquid Products Scholarship
    • Bill, John M. Memorial Scholarship Fund
    • Burla, Frank Memorial Scholarship
    • CITGO STEM Endowed Fund
    • Cwiklo, Edward C. Technical Scholarship
    • Emerson Scholarship - IMT
    • Emerson Scholarship - PCIT
    • Enbridge Energy Company Pipeline Industry Awareness Scholarship
    • Engers, Carolyn M. T. Scholarship
    • Emerson Process Mgmt-IMT
    • Emerson Process Mgmt-PCIT
    • Escue, Michael Memorial Scholarship
    • Grainger Annual Scholarship
    • Grainger Tools for Tomorrow Scholarship
    • Hamilton Engineering Scholarship
    • Hamilton-Morse Scholarship
    • International Society of Automation Will-DuPage Section, Edward T. Meyers Memorial Scholarship
    • JJC Auto Club Annual Scholarship
    • Joliet Region Model A Restorers Club Scholarship
    • Kehlet, Alan B. & Lois Endress Scholarship
    • Kreidler, Lawrence & Phyllis Scholarship
    • Larson, Evard and Vernetta Memorial Scholarship
    • Manufacturing for the Future Annual Scholarship
    • Metalstamp, Inc. Scholarship
    • Muscle Up Annual Scholarship
    • OPT Pioneers Scholarship
    • ShopSlinger Predictive Analytics Scholarship
    • Skills USA Automotive Scholarship Fund
    • Society of Manufacturing Engineers Scholarship
    • Three Rivers Manufacturers' Association Endowed Scholarship in honor of Jerry Caamano
    • Valintis, Edward R. Annual Scholarship
    • Votta, Tiffany Votta Pay It Forward Scholarship
    • Walco Tool & Engineering Scholarship Fund
    • Zeborowski, Gerald & Brenda Endowed Scholarship
    • Allsop, John H. & Clara E. Allsop Hobbs Endowed Scholarship
    • Anonymous Transfer Scholarship
    • Christiansen, Lloyd & Linda Scholarship
    • Cronin Schoolhouse/Marie Ghilain Scholarship
    • Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship
    • Pundaleeka, Dr. Sarode Endowed Scholarship
    • Puddicombe, Edmund C. Graduate Scholarship
    • Schmidt/Kuhn Scholarship
    • Susan H. Wood Scholarship
    • Vitoux, CDR George E. Work Scholarship
    Veterinary Medical Technology
    • Companions' Veterinary Medical Technology Scholarship
    • Finley, Jean & Harold Veterinary Medical Endowed Scholarship
    • Hanover Park Animal Care Center Annual Scholarship
    • Mayo, Debra Memorial Scholarship
    • Muntwyler, Wanda Foundation
    • Stone City Kennel Club Scholarship
    • Vet Tech Study Abroad Scholarship
    Other Funds
    • Agricultural Department Special Projects
    • American Institute of Architects at JJC
    • Arboretum Fund
    • Awards for Excellence Endowment Fund
    • Career Services
    • Committee on African American Events
    • Culinary Arts Department
    • JJC Foundation 5K
    • English/Foreign Language
    • Farm Fund
    • Farmer's Market
    • Fine Arts Department
    • Fine Arts Theatre Fund
    • Fire Science Program
    • Fitness Center/Equipment Replacement
    • Grainger Technical Ed. Auto Lab Expansion Fund
    • Habitat for Humanity Tools/Supplies Fund
    • Honors Fund
    • IET/CDC Fund
    • JJC Athletic Administration Fund
    • JJC Athletic Training Fund
    • JJC Baseball Fund
    • JJC Cheerleading Fund
    • JJC College Improvement
    • JJC Cross Country Fund
    • JJC Early Childhood Center Fund
    • JJC Jazz Ensemble
    • JJC Men's Basketball Fund
    • JJC Men's Soccer Fund
    • JJC Softball Fund
    • JJC Speaker Program Series Fund
    • JJC Volleyball Fund
    • JJC Women's Basketball Fund
    • JJC Women's Soccer Fund
    • JJC Wrestling Team
    • Latinos Unidos Club
    • Learning Resource Center
    • Livestock Judging
    • Mathematics Department
    • Music Guest Art/Travel Fund
    • Musica Viva
    • Nursing Department
    • Orthotics/Prosthetics Laboratory Fund
    • Paver Program
    • Physical Science Department
    • Process Operations Program (Petro-Chemical)
    • Rural Schoolhouse Museum Fund
    • Social Science Department
    • Sprague, Laura/Kingsbury Art Fund
    • Steinway Piano 88 Key Fund
    • Student Emergency Fund
    • Technical Building Equipment Fund
    • Technical Department
    • Theatre Guest Art/Travel Fund
    • Trackman Planetarium
    • Unrestricted Gifts Fund
    • Wrestling Endowment Fund

  • Partner With Us

    The generosity of our partners allows us to provide scholarships and enhance academic and athletic programs at the college.

    Partnership Opportunities

    Would your company or organization like to support our endeavors by making a gift to the JJC Foundation’s Sponsorship Campaign? Your investment will allow the foundation to provide opportunities for student to grow and succeed in their educational pursuits. This year’s campaign will not only fund scholarship for our students, but also our nationally-ranked athletic programs.

    To determine your level of commitment, view the sponsorship opportunities available for 2020.

    Contact Information

    Joliet Junior College Foundation
    Campus Center: A-3023
    Amanda Quinn
    Assistant Director, Institutional Advancement
    Phone: 815-280-2693
    Email: aquinn@jjc.edu

  • Commemorative Pavers

    Leave your legacy at Joliet Junior College by ordering a customized, engraved paver brick.

    Celebrate Achievements. Commemorate Milestones. Honor Others.

    The Joliet Junior College Foundation is offering an opportunity to purchase commemorative paver bricks to recognize a graduation, wedding, birthday, anniversary, retirement or other special event.  For just $100, the paver brick is a unique way for alumni and friends to pay tribute to a loved one, beautify the campus and become a permanent part of the college's glorious history.  The paver bricks surround the Alumni Bell Tower located at the entrance of the Dr. Gena Proulx Campus Center. 

    Order your custom paver brick

  • Friends of the Arboretum – Trees for Tomorrow

    The Trees for Tomorrow program improves and diversifies the 11-acre Arboretum at Joliet Junior College. Make your donation today to enables the college to make the needed acquisitions to develop and maintain the arboretum well into the future.

    About Trees for Tomorrow

    We would like to enlist your support to improve and diversify the 11-acre arboretum at Joliet Junior College. The Arboretum was designed and partially planted in 1975 by Dr. William M. Zales. Your support will help to increase the number and diversity of plantings to include more than 200 species belonging to more than 100 genera in approximately 50 families. Our vision is to create a park-like setting with winding footpaths, benches, and educational information about the native and naturalized woody plants growing in the arboretum.

    Your tax-deductible gift will allow you to become a member of Friends of the Arboretum and will enable the college to make the needed acquisitions to develop and maintain the arboretum well into the future. Trees will be added to the arboretum in the spring and fall seasons of each year. To make your donation, please complete the form below.

    Give to JJC: Friends of the Arboretum


Last year...

Students were awarded more than $870,000 in scholarships and student emergency funds from the JJC Foundation

Mission of the JJC Foundation

The Joliet Junior College Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization, was established in 1973 to support the mission and goals of Joliet Junior College by raising and managing private dollars for scholarships, new buildings and equipment, the expansion and enrichment of academic programs, endowments and other priority needs.

The Joliet Junior College Foundation is recognized as the official gift-receiving agency of the College. Any gift to the College - unrestricted or restricted - given through the Foundation qualifies as a charitable gift within the limits of the law.

Foundation Facts & Stats

  1. Last year, students were awarded over $870,000 in scholarships and student emergency funds from the JJC Foundation.

  2. The totals assets of the JJC Foundation are almost $34.4 million, with $17.1 million in endowments.

  3. Yearly, the JJC Foundation provides $50,000 in Awards for Excellence and Innovation grants to faculty and staff for special projects and programs.

  4. Alumni, friends, employees, and community partners donated $2.1 million.

Joliet Junior College Foundation Board

The Joliet Junior College Foundation Board of Directors is comprised of College alumni and friends who provide invaluable counsel and assistance in strategic planning, fundraising, portfolio management, and other matters.

  • Board of Directors and Members

    Dr. K. Brett Gould
    Retired, Lockport Township HS

    President Elect / Treasurer
    J. David Conterio
    Hometown National Bank

    Vice President
    William Conte
    Morgan Stanley

    Past President
    Jennifer Howard
    Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce

    Present Board Members

    • Rosa Angeles - First Midwest Bank
    • Christopher Breyman - Grundy Bank
    • Chris Brown - City of Morris
    • Joseph F. Burla - Burla Properties, Retired
    • Troy Cicero - MulticultuReal Communications, Inc.
    • William Conte - Morgan Stanley
    • J. Dave Conterio - Hometown National Bank
    • Eric Danielson - Silver Cross Hospital
    • Richard DeGrush - Banking, Retired
    • Judith DeVriendt- DeVriendt & Associates
    • Noreen Dollinger - Dollinger Family Farm
    • Rick Erwin - NXTLevel Consulting
    • Michael Fagan - Trinity Health
    • Brian Giegerich - Northern Trust
    • Dr. K. Brett Gould – Retired, Lockport Township HS
    • Jennifer Howard - Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce
    • William T. Kaplan - Attorney at Law
    • Brian Kraft - Farnsworth Group
    • Kimberly Landers - Morris Hospital
    • Cornell Lurry Sr. - Midland States Bank
    • Dianne McDonald - Joliet Township High School
    • Natalie Miller - JJC Faculty, Retired
    • Dr. Peter Nichols - Dentist, Retired
    • Theresa Rodriguez - Naperville Public Library, Retired
    • Roger Ross - Ross Tree Care
    • Mark Schneidewind - Will County Farm Bureau
    • Donna Theimer - JJC Faculty, Retired
    • James Walker - Amazon
    • Dr. Kathleen Wolz - JJC Faculty, Retired
    • Jean Yates - Joliet School District 86, Retired
    • Walter Zaida - JJC Administrator, Retired


    Life Members

    • Rosa Angeles
    • David Beck
    • Maurice Berlinsky*
    • Richard Brandolino
    • Joseph Burla
    • Richard DeGrush
    • Judith DeVriendt
    • Ronald H. Galowich*
    • Dr. K. Brett Gould
    • Michael Guglielmucci, Jr.
    • Helen Harshbarger*
    • Jennifer Howard
    • William T. Kaplan
    • Wayne Klasing 
    • Robert G. Klein*
    • Arthur T. Lennon*
    • Earl Meisinger*
    • Dr. Peter Nichols
    • Thomas Osterberger
    • Louis Peyla*
    • John Rogers
    • Dr. Stan Rousonelos*
    • Clarence Schmitz*
    • John H. Weitendorf, Jr. 
    • Robert Wysocki 
    • Walter F. Zaida 
    • Doug Ziech*



    Executive Director, JJC Foundation
    Executive Director, Institutional Advancement

    Kristin Mulvey

    Assistant Director, Institutional Advancement
    Amanda Quinn

    Alumni Relations and Annual Fund Manager
    Jen Davis

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