Funding Initiatives

Funding Initiatives

The Kishwaukee College Foundation launched a $180,000 fundraising campaign to support four initiatives at the College. The initiatives focus on a holistic student experience and include new equipment for the Wellness Center, technology and equipment to support expanded flex classrooms, sunshades for the Early Learning Center, and the five-foot Kish letters. 

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Equipment for Wellness Center 

Cost — $60,000

Wellness Center

Physical health is linked to overall mental health and student success in college. At Kish, the equipment in the Wellness Center is almost 20 years old and in need of replacement. The Wellness Center supports the College’s 150 student-athletes in their training and is the current classroom for PE-140 Fitness Training. In addition, all students are able to use the facilities at no cost. Last year, the Wellness Center had approximately 4,000 student visits. 

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Flex Classrooms

Cost — $20,000 per classroom

Flex Classroom

Enrollment at Kish is up 10.5% for the 2023-2024 academic year, with students enrolling in approximately 50% fully face-to-face courses and 50% hybrid or online. Flex classrooms allow instructors to teach courses in person while simultaneously delivering instruction to students in person and online. The innovative classroom setting allows students to choose the delivery format that best suits their schedule and learning needs on any given day. The College currently has two classrooms. The goal is to support three additional classrooms.

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Sunshades for ELC Playground

Cost — $50,000

ELC Shade

In 2021, the Early Learning Center (ELC) was relocated to Kish's Campus Operations Building to provide a safer structural building for the program. Along with the relocation of the ELC, a new outdoor playground was installed. However, the new playground area does not provide natural shade over the equipment or play areas. For the Fall 2023 semester, the ELC has 43 children enrolled, of which 13 are children of currently enrolled students. 

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Five-Foot Kish Letters

Cost — $10,000

Kish Letters

The five-foot KISH letters will be used for commencement and other special events on campus. The letters will create a visual element and unique photo backdrop throughout the academic year.

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