Tickets available for ECC Foundation's 'Dare to Dream' gala Sept. 17

  • Elgin Community College student James G. Allen Jr. speaks at the 2021 ECC Foundation Gala. This year's awards celebration will be held in-person and virtually on Saturday, Sept. 17.

    Elgin Community College student James G. Allen Jr. speaks at the 2021 ECC Foundation Gala. This year's awards celebration will be held in-person and virtually on Saturday, Sept. 17. Courtesy of Mark Carriveau/Elgin Community College

 
 
Updated 8/2/2022 4:36 PM

The Elgin Community College Foundation invites the community to celebrate the achievements of students, faculty, and staff at the ECC Foundation Gala: Dare to Dream event, presented by OTTO, on Saturday, Sept. 17.

The gala will be an in-person celebration starting at 5 p.m., with an option to attend virtually at 7 p.m.

 

"ECC and our exceptional community has so much to be proud of and to celebrate -- and that's what our annual Gala is all about," said David Davin, executive director of Institutional Advancement and the ECC Foundation. "It's also a night to raise funds to support our hardworking students and ensure the future vitality of our region. We look forward to seeing everyone with an interest in helping our students build a bright future for themselves and our community join us there!"

The 2022 honorees include ECC Friend of Education -- Tom Roeser; Exceptional Friend of the ECC Foundation -- Jeanne Sigman; Distinguished Alumni of the Year -- Kayla Chase, Ph.D., Class of 2006; Esteemed Recent Alumni -- Jacob Arndt, Class of 2013; and the Lasting Impact Award winners -- ECC Trustee John Duffy and JPMorgan Chase, represented by Leslie Maloney.

Organized by the Elgin Community College Foundation, proceeds from the event go directly toward the Resources for Excellence Fund, which supports the areas of greatest student need, including emergency assistance and scholarship awards.

Event co-chairs for the 2022 Gala are Robin Seigle, secretary of the ECC Foundation Board, and Linda Hefferin, Ed.D., ECC retiree and professor emerita.

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Tickets for the in-person event will include the ECC student showcase, a live auction, and dinner for a special early-bird price of $100 through Friday, Sept. 2.

For those wishing to participate virtually, tickets are $25 per household to view the event stream live.

Tickets can be purchased at elgin.edu/gala.

For more information, contact the ECC Foundation at (847) 214-7377 or foundation@elgin.edu, or visit elgin.edu/gala.

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