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Foundation Annual Awards

2020 WINNERS

Crystal Swan

The 2020 Crystal Swan recipient, Michael Bohannon from Charleston, is a Lake Land College alumnus. Bohannon has served two terms as a board member, and served as President from 2017-2019 as well as serving on several committees. The Crystal Swan award was created in 1993 to recognize Foundation Board members who have gone above and beyond in their leadership and service to the Foundation during their tenure. 

Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser

This year’s recipient, Ann Bacon from Charleston, served the Foundation board from 1999 to 2011, including time as vice president and president. During her time as President, the Foundation saw unprecedented record fundraising revenues. Bacon was the 2001 Crystal Swan recipient, and she and husband, Terry, have 14 consecutive years of giving to the Foundation. The Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser award is bestowed upon an individual who has given time and talent on behalf of Lake Land College students in securing private funding.

Outstanding Philanthropist

This year’s recipients of the Outstanding Philanthropist Award, Bob and Joyce Adcock from Assumption, created an endowed scholarship in agriculture to help students like their own children and grandchildren, who graduated from the Lake Land College agriculture program. The Outstanding Philanthropist award is bestowed upon individuals who have demonstrated dedication to Lake Land College students’ educational experience by providing sustaining financial support through lifetime contributions, pledges or planned gifts and service to the College and the community.

Outstanding Philanthropic Organization

This year, the Foundation recognized John Deere and Co. as the 2020 Outstanding Philanthropy Organization. John Deere has supported scholarships, gifts of equipment, a classroom naming, events support, and ultimately their support helped establish the John Deere Tech Program at Lake Land College. The Outstanding Philanthropic Organization award is awarded to corporations, small businesses, industry, community organizations, and private foundations who have demonstrated commitment to Lake Land College students’ educational experience by by providing financial support through a pattern of reoccurring gifts and pledges.

PAST WINNERS

OUTSTANDING PHILANTHROPIC ORGANIZATION

This award is bestowed upon corporations, small businesses, industry, community organizations and private Foundations who have demonstrated dedication and commitment to the overall educational experience of Lake Land College students by providing sustaining financial support through a pattern of reoccurring gifts and pledges making a significant difference at Lake Land College.

2017 – Heartland Dental & Farm Credit Illinois
2018 – Agri-Fab
2018 – Hydro-Gear
2019 – The Leona Stanford Vollintine Trust
2020 – John Deere and Co.

OUTSTANDING PHILANTHROPIST

This award is bestowed upon individuals who have demonstrated dedication and commitment to the overall educational experience of Lake Land College students by providing sustaining financial support through
lifetime contributions, and pledges or planned gifts, as well as service to the college and the community.

2017 – Gerald R. Forsythe
2018 – Wayne & Clara Borgic
2018 – Tom Grunloh
2019 – Willie Podestá Young
2020 – Bob and Joyce Adcock

OUTSTANDING FUNDRAISING VOLUNTEER

This award is bestowed upon an individual who has given gifts of time and talent on behalf of Lake Land College students in securing private funding. The efforts of this individual serve as an example to others in making a difference in the lives of our students.

2016 – Doris Reynolds
2017 – John Livesay
2018 – Dr. Roger Dettro
2019 – Debbie Kirts Thomason
2020 – Ann Bacon

FOUNDATION CRYSTAL SWAN AWARD

The Crystal Swan Award is awarded to a Lake Land College Foundation Board Member who has gone above and beyond.

1993 – Consuello Luttrell
1994 – Dale Adams
1995 – Charlie White
1996 – Jim Bennett
1997 – Bill Rowland
1998 – Susan Leach
1999 – Mel Lockard
2000 – Dr. Peter Bonutti
2001 – Ann Bacon
2002 – Anne Kabbes
2003 – Dr. Roger Dettro
2004 – James Zimmer
2005 – Dr. Robert K. Luther
2006 – Bob Willenborg
2007 – John Livesay
2008 – Preston Smith
2009 – Debbie Benefiel
2010 – Bob Pancoast
2011 – Randal Miller
2012 – Pat Monahan
2013 – Paul Glenney
2014 – No recipient
2015 – Tom Wright
2016 – Dr. Nanci Huels
2017 – Chad Thompson
2018 – Tom Grunloh
2019 – Rich Hartke
2020 – Michael Bohannon