ECC Foundation Gala

ECC Foundation Gala 2021: Celebrating a Year of Triumph

For nearly 75 years, Elgin Community College has steadfastly served 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, truck drivers and statisticians, 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.

2021 ECC Foundation Gala

The 2021 ECC Foundation Gala, Dare to Dream, presented by OTTO, was a huge success.  The Gala was held in person this year at the Q Center in St. Charles and raised over $100,000 for ECC students.  Attendees came to celebrate a triumphant year at the Foundation, 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! The event honored several distinguished award winners, a special guest speaker, and a warm and informative update on the College from Dr. David Sam.


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Thank you to our 2021 Gala Presenting, Presidential and Premier Sponsors: 

Presenting Sponsor

 OTTO logo


Presidential Sponsor

 Hoffer foundation logo


Premier Sponsors

Gala premier sponsors

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