Scholarship Donors

Caring Enough to Make a Difference

One person can make a difference...In 1975, a retired elementary school teacher from Peru, Illinois proved it.

Helen Taylor's lifelong belief that higher education can have a profound impact on an individual's life led her to make the $100,000 bequest that created the Illinois Valley Community College Foundation.

Taylor's generosity inspired other philanthropists such as Rhea Mae and J. Murray Crowder, Watson Barlett, Nora and Mennow P. Smith, Edward & Elizabeth DeZwarte and Georgia Fay, each of whom contributed over $100,000.

Their philanthropy has enabled hundreds of students to attend IVCC, through scholarships or program support. Their legacies will live on because they cared enough to make a difference.

The IVCC Foundation recognizes the many generous donors who have made it the strong institution it is today by supporting the college and our students through scholarships.

Wilbur Anderson
John N. Barron
Larry & Barb Bianchi
James R. Blass
Blood, Sweat & Gears Car Club
Ola Louise Blouke
Ralph & Barbara Bowermaster
Hazel Marie & W. Durley Boyle
Patrick Brester
Jason A. Brokaw Family
Loretta Byerly Estate
Sue Caley-Opsal
John L. & Kathy Cantlin / The Cantlin Law Firm
John Carpenter
Robert & Barbara Castelli
Lori Cinotte
Compeer Financial
Dave & Deanne Conterio
Frank & Marion Costello and Family
J. Murray Crowder
Rhea Mae Crowder
Scott Curley
Mary V. Dagraedt Estate
Gary & Deborah Dahl
Dr. Amar Dave
Barbara Davis
Amy Decker
Lani Derossett
Edward & Elizabeth DeZwarte
Dieken Family Foundation
Kathleen Dobovsky
Richard H. Donnocker Estate
Norbert J. Dudek
Friends of Scott Duguid & Scott Muhich
Dynamic Controls, Inc.
Connie Dzierzynski Skerston Families & Friends
Enbridge Energy, Limited Partnership
Sandra K. Erwin Family
Eureka Savings Bank
Louis & Minnie Faletti
Albert & Terri Faull
Bob Fisher, Jr. Family
Tom & Patty Godfrey
Dr. Jean & Steve Goodnow
Goodwill Industries of Northern IL
John W. Graham
Greater Ottawa Networking Group
Richard Greening
Will Gutierrez
Henry L. Hackman
Henry A. & Deb Hackman
Dr. Jan Hackman
Debbie Hansen-Cleary Family
Heartland Bank & Trust
Elma Hiltabrand
Hometown National Bank
Hoover Mfg. Company
David R. Hoover
Illini State Bank
Illinois Community College System Foundation
Illinois Manufacturers' Association Education Foundation
Illinois Society of Professional Engineers
Illinois Valley Business & Professional Women's Club
Illinois Valley Girls Fastpitch Softball
Illinois Valley Network User's Association
IVCC Criminal Justice Association
Edward Ivlow
Dr. Henry Jacobs
Richard & Carol Janko
Bonnie Jasiek
Dr. C. Jasiek
Lambert Jones Family
Lester A. Klinefelter Estate
Peggy J. Kramer
Wendy Lamboley
La Salle American Legion Post #426
La Salle Rotary Club
Giacomo R. Leone
Michael Mallick
Amy Maloy Family
Helen & Joseph Marchesi
Joe Marchiori Family
Marseilles Bank
Marseilles Masonic Lodge #417
Dr. E. Glenn Marshall
Bud & Sandy Matthews
Samuel B. McCartney
John McDonnell
Dr. Joan McGuire Family
Edna McManus Family
Douglas & Nichole McVey
Gail Ann Mertel Family
Michael & Susan Mertel with Meghan Ambolo
Miller Charitable Group
Korter Moran
Mueller Funeral Homes
Joyce Muhlstadt-Lechner
North Central Regional Betterment Coalition
Nelson & Karen Nussbaum
Oglesby Elks Lodge #2360
Nathan Pappas/McDonald's Restaurants
Dr. Rick Pearce
Peru Rotary Club
Frederick & Frances Rabenstein
Julie Ramza & Patricia Fester
C. Stephen Rhoades Family
Rosie Ricci
John Richards and Family
Caitlin Rinker, D.V.M.
Verlyn Rinker & Dr. Kim Novak
George Robinson with Illinois Power
Thomas & Lorena Robinson
Henry & Hazel Roda and Family
John & Cheryl Roelfsema
Lucille & Ethel Rottner Estate
Anthony J. Ruda
Joe & Donna Rutgens
Helio Ruvalcaba
Honorable Howard C. Ryan
Richard Sarles
Javier Salazar
Clarence Sapienza Family
Ted Sawicki
John Scott
Ralph & Loraine Scriba
Joseph Segaert
Patricia Seibert
J. Davis & Mary G. Small
Nora & Mennow P. Smith
Barbara St. Arnold
St. Mary's Hospital Auxiliary
Morris & Ethel Steinberg
O.J. & Susie Stoutner
John Strell Family
Robert W. Strong
William Strong
Sunrise Rotary Club of Ottawa
Judy Swierkosz Family
Randy Swinford Family & Friends
Chuck Taliani
Joe Talkington
Helen Taylor Estate
William & Dian Taylor
Tri-City Recreational Association
Earl & Florence Trobaugh
Utica Garden Club
Joanne I. Wacker
Marie R. Wagner Estate
Marilyn Wagner
Adrian Walker
Dr. Mary Margaret Weeg Estate
Trevor Melvin Wehner Scholarship Foundation
Malcolm Whipple
Harry L. Wilmot Family
Dr. Alfred Wisgoski
Dan & Flo Witalka
John Witalka
Sandra Woest
Joe & Rhonda Zeman
Zonta Club of La Salle-Peru
Zonta Club of Streator