Our Mission

Our mission is to serve the needs of the students and our diverse community by providing quality higher education, community education, training, and services that are accessible, affordable, and promote life-long learning.

Letter from the Saints Foundation Chairperson


Contribute to the Saints Foundation and Your Community

A contribution you make now can be used immediately to meet our urgent needs. You can see the beneficial results of your immediate gift without delay, while maximizing your income and tax savings.


Donate online. It’s quick, easy and tax-deductible.



Or mail a check to:

Saints Foundation
c/o Shawnee Community College

8364 Shawnee College Road
Ullin, Illinois 62992


Types of Giving


Make a meaningful charitable gift while you provide for an enduring tribute to a family member or other loved one. Name a scholarship, sponsor an event, name a building or room on the campus, as just some examples that are lasting tributes.

Donations of goods and services that are considered beneficial to the college are considered in-kind donations. Check with the College to see what needs we have that might meet with the services or products you might donate.

The Saints Foundation Planned Giving Program allows individuals the opportunity to ensure the financial well-being of Shawnee Community College by making gifts that provide a maximum benefit for the College, while decreasing the income tax, estate and gift tax burdens upon their estates and descendants. Philanthropic giving can merge your personal financial needs and tax planning. With the assistance of your financial advisor, The Saints Foundation can assist you in making a difference in the future while you gain the greatest benefits today.

Planned Giving Options:

  • Current Will
  • Living Trust
  • Life Insurance
  • Real Estate
  • Closely Held Stock
  • Charitable Trust

A pledge enables a donor to consider a more significant gift than would have been possible. If you wish, you may make a contribution with payments spread over a period of time. Reminders will be sent when payments are due. To obtain a pledge payment agreement, request a form from the Saints Foundation office.

Give long-term appreciated assets you have owned for more than one year, such as real estate, stocks, and other securities. You can receive an income tax deduction and may avoid capital gains tax. An easy way to give and only requires a call to (618) 634-3211 to start the process.

The SCC Student and Employee Support Fund is a program available to provide emergency financial assistance to staff and students of SCC who suffer sudden, non-recurring, unplanned economic hardship due to an emergency such as: an accident, illness, fire, child care, housing related assistance, textbooks, required uniform or equipment expenses related to course study and others as determined. Applications are kept in strictest confidence.

Student and Emergency Support Fund Application

Creating a scholarship or contributing to an existing scholarship at SCC will directly and significantly change the lives of students who otherwise might not be able to go to college.  Supporting scholarships is also a meaningful way to honor family, friends, beloved teachers, a special program or any other important influence in your life.  SCC students who receive a scholarship are twice as likely to graduate.

Gifts to the Wishing Well Fund will allow staff and faculty to apply for funding and mini-grants to develop and implement unique ideas through buying equipment, implementing technology, in and out of classroom learning experiences, and other items that are needed to best serve SCC students.

Food insecurity among SCC Students has been identified as one of the most growing concerns among our student population. Many students have to decide between tuition, fees and books over a proper diet. Bernie's Place at SCC is there to help students experiencing food insecurity.

Employee Giving Campaign

OCTOBER 2022 – AUGUST 2023


High Ten Campaign Leaderboard

The participant who earns the most points has the choice of an office remodel, a paid dinner with the President with up to 5 guests, or premium parking.

Sumer Smith 39 pts
Stacy Simpson 24 pts
Kevin Hunsperger 22 pts
Dr. Kristin Shelby 17 pts
Chris Clark 14 pts

President’s Circle

President's Circle Seal

Dr. Timothy Taylor
Chris Clark
Lindsay Johnson
Dr. April Teske
Steve Heisner
Jean Ellen Boyd
Virginia Chamness
Karen McGoy
Deborah Shelton-Yates
John Windings
Mindy Ashby
Mike McMahan
Andrea Witthoft

Saints Foundation Board Members



If you have questions or need any additional assistance or information, please contact the Saints Foundation at 618-634-3259.