FREEPORT (WIFR) — 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 2014. Donors to the 2014 Matching Pool include:
$50,000 from an anonymous donor in Jo Daviess County
$10,000 from an anonymous donor in Stephenson County
$6,000 from Stephenson Service Company
$6,000 from Citizens State Bank
Donors who wish to participate can designate their gift to the “greatest needs of Highland Community College” or to the current major gift campaign -- “Growing for tomorrow--changing lives today.”
Donations to the major gift campaign, which have recently surpassed $3.7 million, along with revenue from debt certificates issued by the College, have allowed both the Stamm Health Science Nursing Wing and the Wind Turbine Technology Center to be constructed and occupied by students and faculty.
However, more than $3 million still needs to be raised so that the Foundation can fulfill its pledge to help Highland Community College retire the debt, according to James M. Berberet, Foundation Executive Director.
If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity to double your donation for higher education in Northwest Illinois, please contact the Highland Community College Foundation office at 815.599.3413 to request additional information and to secure a donation/pledge form. Donations can also be made online at highland.thankyou4caring.org.