SSC Foundation Elects New Membership, Readies For Scholarship Drive

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – The South Suburban College Foundation (SSCF) recently held its
annual meeting at South Suburban College (SSC) in South Holland to review and close fiscal year (FY) 2016 and to elect new membership and officers for FY-17.

Two representatives from Illiana Financial Credit Union’s South Holland office will be joining the SSCF Board of Directors – Sonia Gomez, Vice President of Human Resources and Administration, and Leonard Boos, Chief Financial Officer – along with SSC alumnus Anthony Williams, Global Entrepreneur and Human Resources Executive.

“It’s a pleasure to return to SSC where I began my college education in a role in which I can give back and help other students achieve success,” said Williams. “I look forward to joining the efforts of my fellow board directors and positively influencing the development of scholarships as well as assisting with alumni relations.”

Additionally, the Foundation elected a new slate of officers including President Cindy Doorn-Nylen, of Docter’s Interior Plantscaping; Vice-President Susan Cox, of First Midwest Bank; Treasurer John Kasperek, Jr., CPA; and Executive Committee members Patrick Rush, SSCF Executive Director; Robin James, Providence Bank; Tim Woloszyn, MB Financial Bank; and Don Manning, SSC President.

The SSCF also reviewed fundraising successes and scholarships awarded of the past year. Its two major fundraisers–the fall Scholarship Donor Drive and the spring Showcase Gala helped the Foundation to award 141 scholarships for $110,000, with an additional $12,000 in special assistance directed to SSC students through the Carol Manning Student Assistance Fund and Rocky Clark Memorial Fund (for students with challenges).

“Thanks to our board of directors and countless supporters, the South Suburban College Foundation had a successful year fulfilling its mission to support student success,” said Pat Rush, Executive Director. “As we look forward, 2017 will be especially critical to SSC and the Foundation and we will aggressively pursue additional support for student aid starting with our fall scholarship drive.”

The SSC Foundation is a philanthropic, not-for-profit organization governed by a Board of Directors composed of 28 of the south suburban area’s business, civic and community leaders. The SSCF has now awarded over $1,800,000 in scholarships since 1989.

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