SSC Foundation

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Change a life – change a community.

With your assistance and the help of so many generous donors, the SSC Foundation fulfilled our mission last year by granting hundreds of scholarships to very deserving students by way of the Rocky Clark Memorial Scholarship, the Carol Manning Student Assistance Fund, all of our general scholarships, and our newly created COVID-19 Student Impact Fund which supports students impacted during the pandemic. This year has been full of challenges, but it has also given way for new opportunities to serve our students and has further demonstrated the great need that exists at SSC. As we prepare for our Fall Annual Fund Drive, we thank you for your past support and hope we can count on you again in FY22. We also hope many other colleagues will consider supporting our efforts for the first time.

Our newest initiative is our Capital Campaign Fund. We are pleased to inform you that South Suburban College was awarded a $51 million capital improvement grant through the State of Illinois’ 2019 capital bill to build a 130,000 square foot, four-story Allied Health & Nursing Center (AHNC) to train students as healthcare professionals. However, the total projected cost of this Center is expected to be approximately $71 million. As part of an agreement with the State of Illinois, South Suburban College needs to provide approximately $20 million for the remaining capital, technology and programmatic needs. This has prohibited our ability to move the historic project forward, to date.

AHNC gifts may be made for up to a five-year period, garnering appropriate recognition for various levels of giving throughout the Center. (We can discuss the specifics in more detail with you individually.) The Foundation General Scholarship Fund will supplement scholarship awards for individuals and funds who choose to shift their annual scholarship gifts to the AHNC Campaign for the duration of the gift terms.

With your help, the SSCF has now issued over $2.4 million in scholarship awards to date, and has already raised over $700,000 in AHNC campaign pledges this year alone. But we are now calling on YOU to help us get closer to our multi-million-dollar goal and bring the campaign public!

Please consider your gifts at https://11607.thankyou4caring.org/scholarship. We also accept PayPal at foundation@ssc.edu, Credit Card online or by phone at (708) 225-5846, or checks payable to “SSC Foundation.” A most sincere THANK YOU for the past support and continued consideration–your donations truly make a big difference!

With appreciation,

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.