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Congratulations Carol!


Foundation Board Member Carol Bartle will receive a 
2015 St. Louis Women of Achievement Award
May 5 at the Ritz Carlton. The awards honor and 
recognize the volunteer service and volunteer leadership of women.

Find out who all 10 recipients are and 
learn more about the Women of Achievement Awards and upcoming luncheon.



SWIC Soup Program - Making a Difference

KSDK anchor Mike Bush featured the SWIC Soup Program as part of its “Making a Difference” segment. The piece touches on most of the SWIC values: Respect for People, Student Success, Value of Education, Fairness and Affordability. Check out the interview with one of the program's organizers, faculty member Barb Hunter. 

Donations can be made to the SWIC Foundation to allow this worthy initiative to continue for years to come. 

Visit and select “SWIC Soup Program” as the designation or send a check to the Foundation with "Soup Program" in the memo line.

Apply now for 2015-16 scholarships!

The Foundation is now accepting applications for 2015-16 SWIC scholarships.

Apply online today! Scholarship applications are accepted throughout the year. If you are selected for a Foundation scholarship, you will be notified through your SWIC email after June 1. Individuals are considered for all eligible scholarships based on the information provided in the application.

See the application checklist and list of scholarships.

Check out other available scholarships at SWIC.

1 application = access to > 240 scholarships

Monica P. - Martha Giordano Book Award and William E. and Florence Schmidt Memorial - Art Scholarship

Sergio S.- Sabreliner Corporation Scholarship

Billy M. -The Sgt. Jon Brough Scholarship

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.

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

Upcoming Events 

April 22:  Money Ball Golf Ball Drop

April 24:  Athletics Taste of Blue Storm and Cosmic Bingo fundraiser 
Check out Cosmic Bingo!

Alumni Program

Stay in touch and reconnect  

Join the SWIC Alumni page on LinkedIn!

Employee Giving Campaign

The 2015 Foundation Employee Giving Campaign has set a new record of giving! Thanks to the generosity of the SWIC family, the campaign raised $55,898 in support of students and enhancement programming. 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.