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Former Board Members Reconnect on Campus

From left, Jack Taylor, former Foundation Board members Velda Taylor and Dick May visit the Belleville Campus with Foundation Associate Director Rena Thoele. The group toured the campus, including the SWIC Art Show at the Schmidt, and received an update about what’s going on at the college in our 70th year of operation.

Spring FUNdraisers Wrap Up

PUTT(ING) IT TOGETHER – Though it felt cold enough to have hail on the ground, Physical Plant Director Ron Henderson actually logs a winning golf ball at the Foundation’s Spring 2015 Money Ball Golf Ball Drop held during College Activities’ Spring Blast. Foundation Accounting Specialist LuAnn Peek shares the names of prize winners: Community Education Coordinator Lois LaFleur; Head Baseball Coach Neil Fiala; Kim Peek and Public Information and Marketing Associate Director Kelly Turner and Jacob Maxwell. This semester’s drop included 870 balls. The event raised $500

The first Taste of Blue Storm and Cosmic Bingo fundraiser was a hit! The event featured black light bingo, food tastings from local restaurants and a silent auction.

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

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

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!


Upcoming Events 

Aug. 6: Presidential Gala

Alumni Program

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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.