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Time is running out to Pay It Forward with a 2014 tax-deductible gift to the Southwestern Illinois College Foundation.

Because of Your Support, We Can Do Great Things

We’ve had a great year. Thanks for your support. We couldn’t do it without you.

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 campus libraries.

Watch our video of the dedication ceremony.

Scholarship Update

Please continue to apply for scholarships through eSTORM throughout the year. By applying before Dec. 31, you may be eligible for any Foundation Scholarship that becomes available in the spring. 

See the application checklist and list of scholarships.

Check out other available scholarships at SWIC.

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

Kashmir Dash 5k Run/Walk

Thanks to everyone who participated in the 5k and supported student scholarships! Check out the race results!

Alumni Program

Stay in touch and reconnect  

Join the SWIC Alumni page on LinkedIn!

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!

Our Mission

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.