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Bright Futures Campaign

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Invest in ECC students and our region

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A Targeted Campaign for the Students of Elgin Community College

This two-year $3 million campaign will strengthen our region’s workforce for the future. A gift to support the Bright Futures campaign is an investment in the lives of our students while fortifying the local economy:

  • ECC’s economic impact on District 509 was over $132 million in 2021
  • 324 local businesses employ ECC alumni
  • 85% of ECC grads work within the area

We’re on our way, but we need your help.

Fundraising for a Stronger Community

To celebrate 75 years of student achievement, we invite you to join us in shaping students' dreams for the next 75 years in ECC District 509. Your support can enable ECC scholarships to offer well-deserving students the opportunity to receive a high-quality education, realize their potential, and accomplish their aspirations.

Student Success

Goal: $1.5 million

Equipping ECC students with personalized coaching, financial support, and resources to succeed.

Complete to Compete

Goal: $750,000

Providing targeted support to help at-risk students complete the final year of their ECC education.

Workforce Innovation

Goal: $750,000 

Investing in ECC's proven career readiness programs that respond to our region’s most critical workforce needs.

Help make dreams a reality

Please consider making a gift to the Bright Futures general fund, which will fortify all of the campaign priorities or the specific initiative you choose.

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ECC Employee Payroll Deduction Form

Payroll Deduction is a quick and easy way to support ECC. Even nominal bi-weekly deductions can grow into significant gifts.

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Celebrating 75 Years Of Excellence


ECC Foundation

Building E, Room E210

Monday through Friday: 8 am to 5 pm