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The Mission of the Highland Community College Foundation is to provide support that helps advance the Mission of Highland Community College.

The HCC Foundation is currently undergoing the most extensive campaign in its history in support of the new Ray and Betty Stamm Health Science Nursing Wing and Wind Turbine Technology Training Center. Click here to read more about the Growing for tomorrow...Changing lives today major gift campaign.

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Foundation News

Stephenson County Farm Bureau and HCC Foundation to Co-sponsor

Estate Planning Seminar

The Stephenson County Farm Bureau and the Highland Community College Foundation will co-sponsor an estate planning workshop, entitled, "How to Keep Your Estate Plan Up-to-Date... And Avoid Family Feuds!" on March 23 and 24.

Participants have a choice of coming to an evening workshop at the Farm Bureau that includes dinner, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Monday, March 23, or a morning workshop at Highland that includes breakfast, from 7:30 to 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 24, 2015.

Keynote speaker for the event is Marc Carmichael, J.D., an attorney who has written and spoken extensively on estate planning to groups of attorneys, fundraisers, and consumers since 1976. Read more...


HCC Foundation continues matching Double Play campaign

The Highland Community College Foundation's matching challenge DOUBLE PLAY 2014 continues this year after a very successful campaign during 2013.

Last year's donors surpassed the matching goal of $75,000 by more than $9,000, for a total of $84,320. Donations to DOUBLE PLAY 2014 will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to the first $72,000 during more


Highland Foundation holds dedication ceremony for the newly named

J. Rosemary Shockey HCC Bookstore


During their August 2013 meeting, the Highland Community College Board of Trustees approved the honorary naming of the College’s bookstore, located in the Student/Conference Center.  Following an official dedication ceremony held on September 26, the bookstore is now named the J. Rosemary Shockey HCC Bookstore... read more


More on the HCC Foundation

Click on the “Successes” link to read about how your gifts have helped us to provide Highland Community College with everything from program development, buildings and equipment, student scholarships and much more.

For over 48 years the HCC Foundation has provided support to HCC and its students due to the wonderful generosity of many people.

Click on the “Giving Opportunities” link for information about how you can help us provide the much needed support to HCC.

Contributions to the HCC Foundation can be made in a number of ways. Click on “Giving Opportunities” for specific information about how you can help support Highland Community College and the HCC Foundation.

James M. Berberet, Executive Director

Kim Rampenthal, Director of Fundraising


Pat Dunn, Director of Operations

Joanne Kasprzak, Secretary


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