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About the HCC Foundation

Our mission is to support access and excellence at Heartland Community College through fundraising, financial stewardship and advocacy.

Incorporated in 1992, the Heartland Community College Foundation is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) corporation dedicated to the enhancement and support of student learning and success at Heartland Community College.

We receive and administer gifts in many forms including monetary donations, bequests and real estate. We also organize a variety of fundraising events to support scholarship opportunities for Heartland students and to further solidify the College's strong relationship to the community.

Gifts to the Foundation ensure that access and excellence continue to be fundamental principles. They can provide for:

  • scholarships
  • educational programs
  • equipment purchases
  • campus enhancements
  • special projects

Board of Directors

Name Position/Title Company
Dave Fedor (Chair)       CFO/Owner The Snyder Companies
Sarah Powell (Vice-Chair) Vice President of Sales InterOptic, by Advantage Optics
George Wood (Second Vice-Chair)   Attorney Hartweg, Turner, Wood & DeVary
Steve McManus (Past Chair) Vice President - Counsel State Farm Insurance Companies
Doug Minter Vice President of Business Services Heartland Community College
Chris Downing Executive Director Heartland Community College
Name Position/Title Company
Don Adams Principal Farnsworth Group, Inc.
Gary Ash Retired 1st Farm Credit Services
Patti Becker Retired Eaton Corporation
Jennifer Boddie CEO J-Bo's Handbags & Accessories
Alan Chapman Retired Unit 5 Superintendent
Andy Copenhaver Financial Advisor Edward Jones
Roger Corrigan Vice President State Bank of Graymont
Jake Davis Chief Operating Officer Mavidea Technology Group
Scott Dixon Vice President of Retail Banking Heartland Bank and Trust
Nancy Evans Distinguished Professor, Business Heartland Community College
Lee Getchius Business Lender State Farm Bank
Heather Gray Director of Philanthropy & Community Relations Fifi Delish Holding, LLC
Dan Irvin Director of Communications Town of Normal
Meredith Lovelass President Meredith's Commercial Properties
Keith Mauer Vice President of Investments/Financial Advisor Regions Bank
Kirk McCullick Executive Director, Marketing & Business Development Growmark
Robert Miller Vice President of Operations Advocate BroMenn Medical Center
Dean Messinger    Retired Caterpillar Inc.
Jeremy Morris Director, Property & Administrative Services COUNTRY Financial
Roosevelt Mosley Principal & Consulting Actuary Pinnacle Actuarial Resources, Inc.
Ronn Morehead President B/N Trades & Labor Assembly
Nicole Norman Business Development Manager STL 
Ryan O'Connell Financial Advisor Merrill Lynch
Amy Peyres Director of Finance Afni
Beverly Reid Director State Farm Insurance Companies
Susan Toher Product Manager Caterpillar Inc.
Elizabeth Wrage Agriculture Consultant Self-Employed
Tiffany Worth Accounting Manager Eaton Corporation
Name Position/Title Company
Gregg Chadwick Chair Heartland Community College Trustees
Rob Widmer President Heartland Community College
Directors Emeritus
Name Years of Service
Donald Engelkes 1993-2001
Phares O'Daffer 1993-2002
Barbara Ostberg 1993-2002
Mary Wright 1993-2002
George Farnsworth 1999-2003
Sharon Heaton 1994-2004
Mary Feicke 1998-2005
Joan Guenther 2002-2005
Jim Blass 2004-2006
Art Adams (deceased) 2004-2007
William Mueller 2001-2007
Joy Schreder 2003-2008
Dianne Lerman 2003-2009
Jerry Ringer 2002-2009
H. Wayne Taylor 1994-2009
Robert Heitzman 2007-2010
Jim Schilkoski (deceased) 2000-2012
Dale Strassheim 2000-2012

Contact Us

Heartland Foundation
CCB 2300
1500 W. Raab Rd.
Normal, IL 61761
Phone: 309-268-8110

Make a Gift

Chris Downing

Executive Director
Phone: 309-268-8587

Melissa Fasig

Scholarship Questions
Phone: 309-268-8102

Larissa McIlvain

Event Questions
Phone: 309-268-8125