The Power of Caring
Your giving is powerful! When you give, it inspires other donors to support KCC and United Way. You are in a unique position because you understand the challenges of our students in ways that others cannot.
This year has been difficult for many people in our community as the pandemic shifted their economic and financial stability. Your gift can make a positive, sustainable change, helping residents learn more, earn more, and feel good about their contributions to the community.
KCC’s Employee Giving campaign offers options to impact student-focused initiatives through the KCC Foundation and community-minded support through United Way. We welcome your gift in any amount to support these causes.
Incentives for Giving
|Pledge between Oct. 21 and Nov. 25 to be eligible for:|
|Gift/Pledge (26 deductions)||Incentives|
|$52/yr ($2 per pay period)||Receive a KCC face mask (First 125 donors)|
|$104/yr ($4 per pay period)||Receive a KCC face mask and you get to wear jeans every Friday|
|$156/yr ($6 per pay period)||Receive a KCC face mask and you get to wear jeans every Friday, and you get a half-day off with pay|
|$260/yr ($10 per pay period)||Receive a KCC face mask and you get to wear jeans every Friday, and you get a full-day off with pay|
If you pledge by Oct 23 you will be entered into a drawing for a $100 Visa gift card. Additional drawings for local merchant gift cards will also happen throughout the campaign for those who make a pledge.
Your odds are better to win if you pledge early.
Give to the KCC Foundation
Choose a Purpose
Emerging Needs - Goes to the unrestricted fund and is used where the need is greatest.
College Improvement - Funds capital expenses. Examples include technology, signage, buildings, etc.
Compassion Fund - Provides assistance to students at risk of dropping out/failing to complete because of unexpected financial emergencies.
Cavalier Fund - These unrestricted dollars allow us to use your gift where the need is the greatest.
Educate, Empower and Endeavor - Provides assistance to second-year students who are nearing completion but face barriers that hinder their graduation. This program requires faculty mentoring to receive assistance.
Food Pantry - Provides critical resources for the KCC Food Pantry. Your gift provides nourishment so that our students can perform well in class.
High School Equivalency Test - Assists those unable to afford the cost of the $120 test.
Program Excellence - Benefits equipment and programming for each division: Business and Technology; Health Careers; Humanities and Social Sciences; Mathematics, Science and Engineering. Funding will be for priority projects and programs.
Student Success and Leadership Fund - Benefits student leadership, including Phi Theta Kappa
Give to the United Way
KCC’s 2020 United Way campaign helps our neighbors, friends, and families live their best possible lives. With your support, United Way of Kankakee and Iroquois Counties strengthens our entire community and positions us for a better tomorrow. When you support United Way of Kankakee and Iroquois Counties, you join the fight for:The health of our community.
United Way makes it easier for individuals to afford medical prescriptions, receive quality mental health services, and access nutritious foods. Together, we’re fighting to help everyone get—and stay—healthy. Recently, United Way helped provide 3,000 meals each week to households negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and helped nearly 1,000 households access mental health supports during the months of April and May.
The chance to succeed for more kids. From cradle to career, United Way helps ensure every child gets a strong start in life, teenagers have the tools to learn and grow, and young adults thrive in the job market. With over 40 partners committed to the Success By 6 Coalition, United Way celebrated many large wins over the last year including a $2.1 million grant to address childhood trauma and resources for families in Kankakee County and early childhood professional development training for over 100 local practitioners.
A path toward financial stability for everyone. United Way supports access to services, job training, and money management programs that help make financial stability easier. Through the Strong Neighborhoods Initiative, United Way uses place-based strategies to foster equity, inclusion and sustainable community development. United Way has launched this new initiative in two priority neighborhoods in 2020 with opportunities for further expansion. Help your community and make a gift to United Way today! When you give to United Way of Kankakee and Iroquois Counties, you make it possible to change lives in our community and strengthen our region overall. Stay tuned for upcoming events and volunteer opportunities.