Ways to Give

Thank you for your interest in supporting Lake Land College!

There are many ways for you to contribute to the Lake Land College Foundation. The following information may help you consider various ways to support the College and learn about the tax advantages associated with certain types of charitable donations. The Lake Land College Foundation is a 501c(3) organization.


A few minutes and an internet connection are all you need to make an online gift to the College. Our secure site provides numerous giving options; you can donate to a specific program or allow the College to direct your gift as it is needed most. You also have the option to make reoccurring gifts (monthly, quarterly, yearly). *blackbaud.com processes all online donations.*


You may want to consider making a planned gift to the College, offering financial benefits through income and estate tax savings and arrangements that provide lifetime income. Planned gifts include assets, bequests in a will, charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, charitable lead trusts, retirement plans, and life insurance policies. For additional information about planned giving, visit our planned giving website or contact Christi Donsbach, Executive Director of College Advancement.


If you want to offer long-term support for Lake Land College, you might be interested in an endowed gift. Through an endowment, your gift is invested and pays out a yearly distribution, which goes to support an area of your preference. Many times, endowed gifts go to support the most important assets of the College, our students and faculty, by providing scholarship, program and professorship support. A minimum amount is required to establish an endowment. However, an endowment can be built up with smaller gifts over a period of time. For more details about establishing an endowment, contact us.


Gifts of grain are a unique and underutilized way to make a charitable gift. Using grain to make a gift to Lake Land College can be an excellent way to invest in the future while achieving tax savings. To learn more, please see the paperwork here or contact us at 217-234-5354 foundation@lakelandcollege.edu.



The Lake Land College Employee Giving Campaign raises much-needed funds for scholarships and programs. LLC employees are an incredibly generous group; thank you for being a part of student success through your work and your gifts!

Lake Land College employees may contribute through payroll deduction by completing the payroll deduction form located on the HUB. Do you want to learn about five ways to make a meaningful impact? Click here to view “The Impact of 5” campaign!

If you have further questions, please contact us at foundation@lakelandcollege.edu.



Those wishing to make a gift in the form of a business or personal check can make it payable to the Lake Land College Foundation. Please indicate on the memo line how you would like your gift to be used.
Checks can be mailed to the following address:
Lake Land College Foundation
5001 Lake Land Blvd.
Mattoon, IL 61938


We are happy to discuss giving opportunities with donors directly. Contact the College Advancement Office at 217-234-5354 or email us. We look forward to speaking with you!


You can double or even triple the value of your gift! Thousands of companies nationwide sponsor matching gift programs to encourage employees to support their colleges and nonprofit organizations. To find out if your company has a matching gift program, and for forms and information, please contact your employer’s personnel or human resources office.


You can pay tribute to a valued family member, friend, classmate, or faculty member with a gift. Honorary or Memorial gifts are a thoughtful way to remember a loved one while supporting an area of importance. Your Honorary or Memorial gift can be made anytime either by mail, online or phone. Please indicate who the gift honors or memorializes at that time. For a more permanent gift such as an endowment, please contact us.


You can also make a gift of publicly traded stocks or mutual funds. For electronic transfer of these gifts, please contact the College Advancement Office for instructions and account information.



Love a Laker is a one-day giving event where alumni, students, families, faculty, staff, and friends unite toward a common goal: supporting Lake Land College students. Please consider making a gift on February 14. By doing so, you are changing the lives of students. You can donate on our secure site. We thank you in advance for your considered support!

Have questions? Please contact us, and we will help.