Highland's Friends of the Fine Arts receives a donation through Freeport Community Foundation

Friends of the Fine Arts received a donation from Dan and Nancy Schmitt of Freeport through their Family Endowment Fund held by the Freeport Community Foundation. Each year a decision is made which non-profit organization, club or agency will receive the donation from the Family Fund.

"Nancy and I have participated and attended many performances at Highland over the years," Dan Schmitt, executive director for the Freeport Community Foundation said. "The Friends of the Fine Arts is known to involve both youth and adults. This is a great organization that supports people of all ages within our community."

Annually, the HCC Friends of the Fine Arts hosts various events, including instrumental, chorale concerts, and theatre performances featuring students of music as well as drama. The Visual Art department features student art work on display in the Highland Gallery, as well as at local area galleries. Highland also showcases student, alumni, and community artist pieces in our permanent and temporary collections.

"We are honored to have received this donation from Dan and Nancy. They are enthusiastic patrons of the Fine Arts at Highland Community College who validated their support by making a financial contribution," said HCC Executive Vice President Chris Kuberski. "Generous donations such as this help to bolster the Fine Arts programming and education at the College."

The Friends of the Fine Arts host an annual scholarship ceremony to present Friends of the Fine Arts Scholarship. These scholarships are awarded in recognition of those students who demonstrate an abiding interest and proven talent in the area of Fine Arts.

For those interested in more information about the Friends of the Fine Arts at Highland, visit or contact Chris Kuberski at or call 815.599.3417

(Left to right) Jim Phillips, interim Dean of Humanities, Social Sciences and Fine Arts, Dan Schmitt, Nancy Schmitt and Chris Kuberski.

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Freeport, IL 61032-9341

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