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About the HCC Foundation

Our mission is to support access and innovative learning opportunities at Heartland Community College through fundraising, financial stewardship, and advocacy for students and programs

Incorporated in 1992, the Heartland Community College Foundation is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) corporation dedicated to the enhancement and support of student learning and success at Heartland Community College.

We receive and administer gifts in many forms including monetary donations, bequests and real estate. We also organize a variety of fundraising events to support scholarship opportunities for Heartland students and to further solidify the College's strong relationship to the community.

Gifts to the Foundation ensure that access and excellence continue to be fundamental principles. They can provide for:

  • scholarships
  • educational programs
  • equipment purchases
  • campus enhancements
  • special projects

Board of Directors

  • Name Position/Title Company
    George Wood (Chair)       Attorney Wood, DeVary & Armstrong, P.C.
    Kirk McCullick (First Vice-Chair) Executive Director, Marketing & Business Development Growmark, Inc.
    Toni Bishop-McWain (Second Vice-Chair)   Vice President, Patient Care Services/CNO OSF St. Joseph Medical Center
    Sarah Powell (Past Chair) Vice President, Sales Afni, Inc.
    Chris Downing Executive Director Heartland Community College
  • Name Position/Title Company
    Don Adams Retired Farnsworth Group, Inc.
    Jacob Baker Director Invenergy LLC
    Patti Becker Administrative Director United Way of Logan County
    Shelleigh Birlingmair Vice President, Development Carle BroMenn
    John Bishop Senior Architectural Manager Farnsworth Group
    Donny Bounds President/Owner Donny B's Gourmet Popcorn and Gifts
    Andy Copenhaver Financial Advisor Edward Jones
    Roger Corrigan Vice President State Bank of Graymont
    Jake Davis Chief Operating Officer Mavidea Technology Group
    Lee Getchius Corporate Development Management Keplr Vision
    Diane Lanier Executive Vice President, Chief Retail Officer Heartland Bank and Trust Company
    Melissa Larson Owner Mad Strategy
    Cheryl Logue Vice President - Operations State Farm
    Tom Lovelass Retired State Farm 
    Melissa Marx Administrator Fort Jesse Imaging Center & Gale Keeran Center for Women
    Keith Maurer Vice President of Investments/Financial Advisor Regions Bank
    Dean Messinger    Retired Caterpillar Inc.
    Ronn Morehead President B/N Trades & Labor Assembly
    Jeremy Morris Director, Property & Administrative Services COUNTRY Financial
    Roosevelt Mosley Principal & Consulting Actuary Pinnacle Actuarial Resources, Inc.
    Mary Penn Retired Striegel Knoblock & Co. LLC
    Amy Peyres Director of Finance Afni, Inc.
    Allegra Thigpen College Recruiter State Farm
    Susan Toher Product Manager Caterpillar Inc.
    Seth Zeller President Zeller Electric
  • Name Position/Title Company
    Jeff Flessner Chair Heartland Community College Trustees
    Keith Cornille President Heartland Community College
  • Name Years of Service
    Donald Engelkes 1993-2001
    Phares O'Daffer 1993-2002
    Barbara Ostberg 1993-2002
    Mary Wright 1993-2002
    George Farnsworth 1999-2003
    Sharon Heaton 1994-2004
    Mary Feicke 1998-2005
    Joan Guenther 2002-2005
    Jim Blass 2004-2006
    Art Adams (deceased) 2004-2007
    William Mueller 2001-2007
    Joy Schreder 2003-2008
    Dianne Lerman 2003-2009
    Jerry Ringer 2002-2009
    H. Wayne Taylor 1994-2009
    Robert Heitzman 2007-2010
    Jim Schilkoski (deceased) 2000-2012
    Dale Strassheim 2000-2012
    Steve McManus 2008-2019

Contact Us

Heartland Foundation
CCB 2300
1500 W. Raab Rd.
Normal, IL 61761
Phone: 309-268-8110
Email: foundation@heartland.edu 

Make a Gift

Chris Downing

Executive Director
Phone: 309-268-8587
Email: Chris.Downing@heartland.edu

Melissa Fasig

Scholarship Questions
Phone: 309-268-8102
Email: Melissa.Fasig@heartland.edu

Larissa McIlvain

Event Questions
Phone: 309-268-8125
Email: Larissa.McIlvain@heartland.edu