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LMC Foundation

Supporting LMC and our students

To our donors and investors of students at Lake Michigan College:

There has been a security incident involving Blackbaud, Inc., a third-party vendor who hosts data for the Lake Michigan College Foundation.

Fortunately, credit card numbers, social security numbers, bank account information, or similar high-risk data, were protected in encrypted fields and not vulnerable to the cyberattack.

At this time, we believe there is no risk to any of our donors as a result of this incident. Our IT department is continuing to work with Blackbaud to learn more about the breach and develop enhanced preventative measures for the future.

Lake Michigan College takes our data protection responsibilities very seriously and we expect our vendors to do the same. We regret any concern or inconvenience this may cause. Please contact with any questions.

Thank you very much for your friendship and generous support!

The Lake Michigan College Foundation recognizes that philanthropic interests and ways of giving differ significantly. Here are a few of the way in which you can support Lake Michigan College and our students: 

Scholarship gifts make an immediate impact in the life of a student and open doors to a world of opportunity for students of all ages and backgrounds. Create your own scholarship or make a gift to an already existing fund. 

Programs and Learning 
Program-specific gifts can be used to enhance technology, drive instructional excellence and create an innovative learning environment. Gifts can be directed to any of our current academic programs or to any of our campuses. 

Intercollegiate Athletics
Our student-athletes work hard in school and in the game. Show your support for Red Hawk Athletics.

The Mendel Center 
The foremost venue for events and performance entertainment in our region. Join our Premiere Partners program and work with us to continue the high-quality event and entertainment offerings The Mendel Center is known for.

Unrestricted Gifts 
Designate your gift to be used by the Foundation wherever the need is greatest. Every dollar makes a difference. 


For more information, call Foundation and Alumni Services at (269) 927-6849.

From the President

Lake Michigan College is a key contributor to the vitality of the region we all call home. Its innovative approach to education, its responsiveness to providing a trained workforce, its location as a center for cultural and community events - all make LMC an invaluable resource as together we face the challenges of a rapidly changing world.

The Lake Michigan College Foundation and its Board of Directors are dedicated and visionary leaders from across the region the College serves. They recognize the need for private support of the College to maintain premier programs and services in the pursuit of excellence. Representing business, industry, and manufacturing; banking, insurance, and finance; education, health care and the law, the members bring their collective expertise to the support the advancement of the College and they do it well.

We hope you will explore our Foundation website and discover the many ways the Foundation is helping Lake Michigan College create a Lake Effect that improves the lives of our students, our faculty and staff, and our region. You will also learn of ways you, too, can make a difference and help LMC fulfill dreams.

Gloria Ender, President 
Foundation Board of Directors

LMC Foundation Board of Directors

Gloria Ender - President
Freedom Finishing

David Schaffer - Vice-President
Kruggel Lawton

Doug Schaffer – Executive Director & Secretary (non-voting)
Lake Michigan College

Kelli Hahn – Treasurer
Lake Michigan College

Randy Bettich, Stifel
Alloyd Blackmon, Whirlpool Corporation
John Brinker, Michigan Pizza Hut, Inc.
Robert Burch, Chemical Bank
Michael Carlson, DC Cook Nuclear Plant, AEP
Scott Dienes, Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Craig Erikson, Michigan Pizza Hut, Inc.
Kelly Ferneau, DC Cook Nuclear Plant, AEP
Scott Geik, 1st Source Bank
Steven Hadaway, Retired
Patsy Hartzell, Berrien County Trial Court 
John Janick
Dr. Trevor Kubatzke, Lake Michigan College
Jim Marohn, Doubleday Office Products Inc.
Scott McFarland, Honor Credit Union
Deborah O'Connor, Whirlpool Corporation
Tim Passaro, Passaro & Kahne Law Office 
Rich Remus, Retired
Tim Tate, Edgewater Automation
Mary Jo Tomasini, Competitive Edge
Tina Vaught, Fifth Third Bank
Amy White, 1st Source Bank


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