HCC Foundation Anounces $250,000 Matching Challenge
Freeport – The Highland Community College Foundation is pleased to announce a new matching gift challenge called “Double Play.” Thanks to a very generous anonymous donor from Jo Daviess County, the Highland Foundation is welcoming donations that will be matched dollar-for-dollar.
The Double Play matching gift challenge kicks off Wednesday, May 1, 2013. At which time, donations to the Highland Community College Foundation of up to $50,000 a year for the next five years will be matched dollar-for-dollar. Donors who wish to participate can designate their gift to the “greatest needs of Highland Community College” or to the current major gift campaign, Growing for tomorrow…changing lives today.
Contributions to the major gift campaign have been used to fund the construction of the Ray and Betty Stamm Health Science Nursing Wing built to help meet the challenge of training significant numbers of highly qualified health care professionals such as nurses, medical assistants and emergency medical technicians. Additionally, the facility has been designated as an Emergency Care Center in the event of a disaster in the Highland district.
Campaign donations have also supported the construction of the Wind Turbine Technician Training Center. This center provides a state-of-the art training facility for this new career opportunity, which has a major future in green energy development.
Donations to the major gift campaign, which have recently surpassed $2.5 million, along with revenue from debt certificates issued by the College, have allowed both the Ray and Betty Stamm Health Science Nursing Wing and the Wind Turbine technician Technology Center to be constructed and occupied by students and faculty. However, more than $3.5 million remains to be raised so that the Foundation can fulfill its pledge to retire the debt, according to James M. Berberet, Foundation Executive Director.
If you would like to take advantage of “doubling” your donation for local higher education, please contact the Foundation office at 815-599-3413 to request additional information and to secure a donation form. Highland Community College and the Foundation thank you for your consideration and for helping to build a better future for higher education in northwest Illinois.
Holmes Murphy Benefits Alert
April 19, 2013 – Issue #130
Below are summaries and links to the news items that we believe will be most useful to our clients. If you have any questions or comments about any of the articles referenced here, please contact a member of your Holmes Murphy team.
Employee Benefits Industry Updates
Health & Wellness News
HR Illinois Employer's Healthcare Conference
All employers and employees should attend the conference featuring
Is Self-Funding a Viable Option Under the ACA?
Legal Affordable Care Act Issues - What You Need to Know! ! !
Building or Enhancing Worksite Wellness Programs
Open Interactive Discussion with Q&A for ALL Participants
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
3003 Corporate West Drive
Lisle, IL 60532
CLick HERE to Regester and for the agenda.
In this issue:
- Hundreds of Bills Considered as Deadline Approaches
- House Votes to Abolish Lt. Governor Position
- State Sells Construction Bonds; Receives Favorable Rate
- Refocusing Pension Discussions
- Early Results from Medicaid Audit Show Widespread Ineligibility
- Lobbying Increases Over Medical Use of Marijuana
- Early Childhood Advocates Discuss Outcomes
- Earth Day Celebrated Across the Globe on April 22
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A very important half day seminar taught by attorneys from SmithAmundsen LLC and experts from Wine Sergi.
When: Tuesday, June 11th 10am - 3pm
Where: Holiday Inn, 205 Remington BLVD, Bollingbrook, IL 60440
To register or for more information, call Pam Holleman, HR Specialist/Event & Publication
On The Agenda:
The Affordable Care Act presents numerous new compliance concerns for all employers. Employers need to be prepared to meet upcoming compliance obligations and to make important decisions. This seminar will go through highlights of ACA provisions that affect employers, as well as what an employer's next steps need to be in order to be in compliance with the Affordable Care Act.
ON THE AGENDA
Summary of Topic:
* Pay or Play provisions under the ACA - including penalties for employers who fail to provide minimum health insurance coverage at an affordable price
* Summary of Benefits and Coverage - The creation and distribution
* The obligations for W-2 reporting of group health premiums
* New limits for health flexible spending accounts
* Status of the state-based health insurance exchanges
* Audits by the Department of Labor for compliance of health plans with the ACA
* And more
|11th Annual Breast Yard Sale|
Sat May 25
|Bonnie Jean In Concert at Kings Camp|
Sat May 25
|Office Closed for Memorial Day|
Mon May 27
|Leaf River Daze|
Fri May 31 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
|Ganymedes Vintage Baseball Game|
Sat Jun 01
|Ambassador Team Meeting|
Mon Jun 03
|Wesely UMC Youth Choir|
Fri Jun 07
|Concerts In The Park|
Tue Jun 11
|Polo Town & Country Days|
Thu Jun 13
|City Wide Garage Sale|
Fri Jun 14