State Fair Community College
Lamm's Landing

SFCC Foundation

Our Mission

The nonprofit, tax-exempt corporation was established in 1981 to raise funds to meet the needs of State Fair Community College. The foundation’s mission is to support and assist the college in serving the community by providing accessible, quality educational programs and services.

Our Goals

•  To raise funds to meet college needs
•  To enlist advocates for the college
•  To strengthen the college image
•  To protect donor rights
•  To effectively manage resources
•  To promote institutional flexibility
•  To steward donor gifts

History of Successful Support

The foundation was launched in 1981 with a single check for $2,000 from J. Higdon and Bernice Potter, given because they wanted their estate “to benefit the young people of this community.”  Assets have continued to grow.

In its history, the foundation has given almost $8.8 million to the college from bequests, major gifts and endowment fund earnings. In 1998 the foundation raised more than $8.7 million in its second-ever capital campaign, which ultimately raised funds to construct the Fred E. Davis Multipurpose Center and the Daum Museum of Contemporary Art. In 2005, the foundation raised more than $5 million in the Power to Transform campaign, which raised funds to construct the Heckart Science and Allied Health Center and to establish student scholarships.

Many of the buildings on the college’s 128-acre campus have been constructed with funds generated by the foundation, thanks to the generous gifts of area residents who left their estates to SFCC. Current assets stand at nearly $8 million.


Mary K. Treuner
Executive Director
(660) 596-7249
(660) 596-7461 fax

Karen Simon
(660) 596-7410
(660) 596-7461 fax

Board of Directors

Marcia L. Azan, '78

Vice President
President Elect
Paula L. Spring

Lori Swearingen

Darlene R. Bradbury, '71

David Albrecht
Kim Braverman, '85
Bob Berlin
Ron Ditzfeld
Steve Ellebracht
Lynn Farrell
Joe Fischer
Barry Guier, '77
Kyle Herrick
Cam Jennings, '74
Scott Largent
La Sondra Marsch, '94
Gary McMullin
Debra Simaitis
Laurie Ward

Board of Trustees Liaison
Judy Parkhurst

Executive Director
Mary K. Treuner, '90

Recording Secretary
Karen M. Simon

The foundation and facilities' corporation form 990s are available in the foundation office.

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