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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Illinois2018 – Agri-Fab2018 – Hydro-Gear2019 – The Leona Stanford Vollintine Trust2020 – John Deere and Co.
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 throughlifetime contributions, and pledges or planned gifts, as well as service to the college and the community.
2017 – Gerald R. Forsythe2018 – Wayne & Clara Borgic2018 – Tom Grunloh2019 – Willie Podestá Young2020 – Bob and Joyce Adcock
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 Reynolds2017 – John Livesay2018 – Dr. Roger Dettro2019 – Debbie Kirts Thomason2020 – Ann Bacon
The Crystal Swan Award is awarded to a Lake Land College Foundation Board Member who has gone above and beyond.
1993 – Consuello Luttrell1994 – Dale Adams1995 – Charlie White1996 – Jim Bennett1997 – Bill Rowland1998 – Susan Leach1999 – Mel Lockard2000 – Dr. Peter Bonutti2001 – Ann Bacon2002 – Anne Kabbes2003 – Dr. Roger Dettro2004 – James Zimmer2005 – Dr. Robert K. Luther2006 – Bob Willenborg2007 – John Livesay2008 – Preston Smith2009 – Debbie Benefiel2010 – Bob Pancoast2011 – Randal Miller2012 – Pat Monahan2013 – Paul Glenney2014 – No recipient2015 – Tom Wright2016 – Dr. Nanci Huels2017 – Chad Thompson2018 – Tom Grunloh2019 – Rich Hartke2020 – Michael Bohannon