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Berberet appointed executive director of HCC Foundation
1/5/2012

FREEPORT The Highland Community College Foundation Board of Directors has appointed James M. Berberet as Executive Director of the Foundation. Berberet has been serving as Interim Executive Director since February of 2011.

James Berberet
James Berberet

With his continuing responsibilities, Berberet will be responsible for developing and executing fund raising programs which benefit the College and its support of students, according to Todd Weegens, president of the Foundation Board of Directors.

Currently the Foundation is in the midst of the Growing for tomorrowchanging lives today major gift campaign in support of the construction and equipping of the Ray and Betty Stamm Health Science Nursing Wing and the Wind Turbine Technician Training Center. These new campus facilities are training hundreds of nursing, medical assistant, paramedic, EMT and wind turbine technology students for high-growth careers. More than $2 million has been donated or pledged by citizens and businesses in northwest Illinois.

Additional activities include the 2011-2012 Annual Fund Appeal, also known as The Bucket; the annual HCC Foundation Charity Golf Outing which supports the Stephenson County Leadership Institute and the Jo Daviess County Leadership Forum; and on-going efforts to develop and fund scholarships for Highland students. More than $350,000 in scholarships was awarded in September of 2011.

Other activities and co-sponsorships may be planned for the 2012 calendar year, Berberet added.

The Highland Community College Foundation is a private not-for-profit 501(c)3 charitable organization which supports the mission of Highland Community College. Since its creation in 1962, the HCC Foundation has provided more than $5.2 million in scholarships to students, more than $8 million in grants to the College, and over $2 million for campus land and building construction all because of the continuing investment by citizens of northwest Illinois.

Visit the HCC Foundation's website or Facebook Page. For further information about the Foundation, or to find out how you can help, call 815.599.3413, or email foundation@highland.edu.

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