Campuses are closed to the public from Wednesday, Nov. 18 to Tuesday, Dec. 8. Most classes will be conducted remotely - students should check Canvas for information from their instructors. Student services are available remotely. The Library remains open.
The Lake Michigan College (LMC) Foundation was formed and incorporated in 1986 as an independent 501(c)(3) organization for the purpose of stimulating voluntary, private support from alumni, parents, friends, corporations, foundations, and others for the benefit of Lake Michigan College.
The LMC Foundation exists to raise and manage corporate, institutional, and personal donations for scholarships and other resources that support the mission and priorities of Lake Michigan College.
See below for information on current campaigns and other opportunities to invest in our students at Lake Michigan College.
The Mendel Center's Creating Bridges Campaign
Thanks to a $50,000 matching challenge grant from the Frederick S. Upton Foundation, your contribution can have double the impact!
There has always been a need for generous supporters to elevate the work the Mendel Center does in bringing our communities together and enriching lives. The core of what the Mendel Center does – events and performances – has been on hold for more than 7 months with more than 125 events postponed or canceled.
Lake Michigan College’s Mendel Center is asking you to stand with them during this COVID-19 pandemic and help bridge the gap until the doors can be fully opened again.
Holiday Food Basket
Each year Lake Michigan College employees donate food baskets to area needy families. We won't be delivering baskets in person this year, but we are collecting financial donations for Meijer gift cards (restricted for food purchases only) for individuals and families served by the Readiness Center and Area Agency on Aging.
To give, visit the support webpage and choose Holiday Food Basket in the Designation dropdown menu.
Contact: Kathy Burnett at firstname.lastname@example.org
Online Donation Opportunities
Academic donations will go directly to the Academic Innovations Fund. This fund provides grants to educational projects that are aligned with the Academic Strategic Plan and demonstrate significant innovation in teaching/learning to promote learner outcomes.
To give, visit the Support webpage and choose Academic Innovation Fund in the Designation dropdown menu.
Contact: Marla Clark at email@example.com
Support Red Hawk Nation! The Lake Michigan College Intercollegiate Athletics program has a proud history of excellence. Each year, our student-athletes participate in an education-based system using athletics as a tool to build successful life skills.
Please consider making a contribution from the Athletics Donations webpage.
Contact the Intercollegiate Athletic Department at (269) 927-6172
Scholarship donations will go directly to the Winner’s Circle Scholarship Endowment Fund. This endowment fund provides over $150,000 to students each year to help with the costs of their education.
To give, visit the support webpage and choose Winner’s Circle Scholarship in the Designation dropdown menu.
Contact: Barbara Craig at firstname.lastname@example.org
Designate your gift to be used by the Foundation wherever the need is greatest.
To give, visit the support webpage and choose Unrestricted in the Designation dropdown menu.
Contact: Doug Schaffer at email@example.com
For questions or more information on gift opportunities, please contact Doug Schaffer at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at (269) 927-8120.
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
David Schaffer - Vice-President
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
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