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Annual Giving

Dear friends of Highland:

The support of friends like you is helping us make exciting changes here at Highland. I’m thrilled to announce that fall enrollment is up 15.6% in headcount, and we have increases across all categories, including credit hours, majors, age groups, gender and ethnicities.

Many of our peer institutions are not seeing such positive trends, and we believe our community is responding to the changes we are making as we reimagine the educational experience at Highland to meet the needs of our region.

While our focus remains on our community’s needs, we are also happy to note that Highland has a broader reach than ever. This fall, we have 33 international students, representing 13 different countries.

Some of our recent investments include:

  • Created new Mildred F. Ferguson Simulation Hospital for our Nursing and Allied Health program.
  • Remodeled Biology, Anatomy and Physiology labs.
  • Added new educational programs in Math and Science Education, Small Business Management/ Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Cannabis Studies and the Online General Education Transfer package.
  • Expanded and remodeled Welding Lab.
  • Expanded and enhanced Student Success Coaching programs.
  • Added new Agricultural Greenhouse.
  • Remodeled Cougar Café and Student Center.

    It doesn’t stop here! We have exciting, ongoing plans for more renovations and enhancements to the student experience. Thank you for joining in our mission and supporting Highland students.

Chris Kuberski
President, Highland Community College

Learn more or make a donation here.

Founders’ Circle

Annual membership in this leadership society is reserved for those who give generously to Highland Community College. Founders’ Circle Society members give $250 or more to the Annual Fund in the current fiscal year, which runs from July 1 to June 30.

Founders’ Circle levels:

  • Silver: $750
  • Blue: $500
  • Orange: $250

The Highland Community College Foundation was created in 1962 as the first two-year college foundation in the State of Illinois. This Leadership Society focuses on the visionary, greatest needs of the College just as when we were first founded years ago.

Make a gift today!