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Southwestern Illinois College Foundation
2500 Carlyle Avenue
Belleville, Illinois 62221
Main Complex, Room 2240

Phone: 618-235-2700, ext. 5215
Toll Free: 866-942-SWIC (7942), ext. 5215
Fax: 618-235-1134            

Back to Top Office Hours

Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Back to Top Staff

Haley Thompson
Executive Director
ext. 5493
haley.thompson@swic.edu

Rena Thoele
Associate Director

ext. 5647
rena.thoele@swic.edu

Sandy Billhartz
Scholarship Assistant

ext. 5518
sandy.billhartz@swic.edu

Roberta Calvin
Office Assistant
ext. 5215
roberta.calvin@swic.edu

Lu Ann Peek
Accounting Specialist
ext. 5946
luann.peek@swic.edu

Michele Crehan
Special Events Administrative Assistant
ext. 5663
michele.crehan@swic.edu

Back to Top Board of Directors

Board Members

Benjamin Kirchoff
Chair

Chuck Unger
Vice Chair
email | website

Carol A. Bartle

Norma L. Bellcoff

Karen G. Bergman

Harlan (Skip) Ferry Jr.
email | website

Debra Harriman

Dennis Jacknewitz

Mark A. Lee

Mary Buettner

Tina Besserman

Constance Kurowski

Constance A. Kurowski

Ex-Officio Members

Nick Mance
Chair - Board of Trustees

Georgia Costello, Ph.D.
College President

Mike Fleming
Vice President for Marketing and Institutional Advancement

Margot Middleton-Holt
Foundation Treasurer

Lu Ann Peek
Foundation Board Secretary

Back to Top 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.

Back to Top 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.

Back to Top 2014 Financial Summary

Gifts & Grants  $266,208.70
   Misc. Income-Sale of Artwork  $484.00
 Revenue from Fundraising Events  $31,726.11
    Less Fundraising Expenses  $(21,715.18)
    Net Fundraising Income  $10,010.93
  
 Investment Dividends and Interest  $247,061.36
 Net Realized Gain/(Loss) on Investments  $109,917.80
 Net Unrealized Gain/(Loss) on Investments   $(93,456.02)
 Rental Income  $825.00
 Total Support & Revenues of:  $541,051.77
  
 Expenses  
 Program Costs  
              Academic Program Costs  $51,798.58
              Enhancement Grant Payments  $18,986.45
              Capital Improvements  $358,172.72
 Student Grants and Scholarships  $220,654.36
 Administrative Expenses  $1,964.89
 Investment Fiduciary Fees  $23,673.58
 Write off uncollectible gifts  $-  
 Total Expenses  $675,250.58
 Net Income/Loss  $(134,198.81)
  
 The 12/31/14 Fund Balance is represented by:  
 Cash of:  $45,723.23
 Investments at Fair Market Value of:  $6,786,669.21
 Art Collections,   $423,778.09
 SAC Assets & Piano Net of Depreciation  $4,567.09
 Beneficial Interest in Perpetual Trust  $70,231.96
 Prepaid Expenses  $250.00
 Accounts Payable  $(342,325.49)
 Resulting in Total Assets on 12/31/14  $6,988,894.09

Download a PDF of Form 990.