SSC Foundation

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As we ready for our 2020 Donor Drive, please accept our thanks for your past support of the SSC Foundation (SSCF) and consideration for the ever-growing needs of our students. Please also take a moment to learn more about how we are helping students in new and innovative ways.

Over the past few months, we have all been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in one way or another. For SSC students, this might have meant not being able to complete classes online without a laptop, being left unable to pay tuition, or even for some hit the hardest – going without basic essentials like food or the ability to pay utilities, car payments, or housing. Since March, the SSCF has awarded almost $40,000 to students in need of this support! It is only because to the continued generosity of our donors and partners through the recent establishment of the COVID-19 Student Impact Fund.

We hope to secure additional donations to assist students with hardships as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, as well as initiate an investment in the expansion of College healthcare programs. Please consider supporting this new fund or any of our other existing funds from https://11607.thankyou4caring.org/scholarship.

Lastly, in light of the cancellation of Showcase 2020, we still have a fun way for you to participate in our annual Grand Raffle including a $1,000 cash prize Sponsored by Illiana Financial Credit Union as well as several other fabulous items including a 49” Flat Screen TV, 5 Tickets to Disney World, overnight packages in Lake Geneva and Harrah’s Casino, and more. We hope everyone will consider adding the raffle to your overall donation to participate in this special drawing to be held in October. (Raffle to benefit General Funds.) Visit www.grandraffle.givesmart.com to participate.

All donations to the SSCF are 100% tax-deductible. We accept PayPal at foundation@ssc.edu, Credit Card online or by phone at (708) 225-5846, or checks payable to “SSC Foundation.” Please return email to make a pledge or if you have any questions. We are more than happy to pick up any donations or customize your gift.

Thank you in advance for your consideration–your support truly makes a difference!

Patrick Rush

Executive Director of PR & Resource Development

The mission of the South Suburban College Foundation (SSCF) is to support the educational purposes and objectives of the College by providing assistance in the promotion of SSC’s services and facilities. The SSC Foundation seeks funding to strengthen College programs with a primary focus on student scholarships. Established in 1973, the Foundation is solely governed by a Board of Directors composed of the region’s business, civic and community leaders.

The SSCF is a philanthropic, not-for-profit organization chartered in the State of Illinois and is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization (EIN: 237191738). It works cooperatively with individuals and organizations in developing a plan to fit the needs of the donors. The Foundation raises funds primarily through annual campaigns including the Showcase Dinner in the spring, and the fall Donor Drive. The total SSC Foundation endowment at the start of Fiscal Year 2019 is $ 1,104,206.

With the cost of higher education on the rise and state funding on the decline, students are finding it more difficult to afford a full-time college education. At SSC, 90% of our students fall under the low income, first-generation, disabled or low income and disabled criteria. Your donation significantly helps these students and is an investment in the future economic development of the south suburban region.