Bea Fries Memorial Library Dedication
Family, colleagues and friends of Bea
Fries gathered Oct. 21 to dedicate the Bea Fries Memorial Library at the
Belleville Campus. Fries, a Belleville Junior College alumna and longtime
college librarian, died in 2012. As Fries requested, the SWIC Foundation
received the largest single cash gift in its history from her estate. The funds
will ensure that students have resources they need in the college’s three
Kashmir Dash 5k Run/Walk
Thanks to everyone who participated in the 5k and supported student scholarships!
2014 Money Ball Golf Ball Drop
The balls drop at the Belleville Campus Pictured at the event are, from left, fourth-place winner Alyssa Happy of Belleville; Kashmir the Snow Leopard; fifth-place winner Adult Basic Education Intake and Retention Coordinator Anne Schmitt; second-place winner Enrollment Services Registration and Admissions Clerk Julie Boeschen; and St. Louis Cardinals mascot Fredbird. All proceeds from the golf ball drop will benefit student scholarships.
Gifts to the Foundation
The SWIC Foundation Board and Foundation staff thank those who have donated to help students pursue their education and to enhance the college.
Contribute online using our secure donation form or mail a completed donation form along with your check to:
Southwestern Illinois College Foundation
2500 Carlyle Avenue
Belleville, IL 62221
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Employee Giving Campaign
The 2014 Foundation Employee Giving Campaign has set a new record of giving! Thanks to the generosity of the SWIC family, the campaign raised $54,570 in support of students and enhancement programming. This amount exceeded the previous record by $2,578. Thank you to all who donated!
The Southwestern Illinois College Foundation exists to maintain and enhance the quality of life by developing friends and funds for support of the educational cultural and service goals of Southwestern Illinois College.
The SWIC Foundation promotes excellence by securing gifts for special educational and cultural activities that are not part of the college budget.
Legal and Tax Information
Our official corporate name is Southwestern Illinois College Foundation.
This name should be used in all legal documents. Gifts to the Southwestern Illinois college Foundation qualify as charitable contributions to an IRS Section 501 (C)(3) organization for federal estate and gift tax purposes.