Kaskaskia College is pleased to announce that its fundraising campaign for the expansion of the Trenton Education Center has reached the one million dollar threshold in public and private donations. The campaign, which was kicked-off in May of 2012 at Wesclin High School, has been actively seeking donations to expand the Trenton Education Center to better serve the student s and communities of Western Clinton County.
The Trenton Education Center expansion is the first of five Capital Campaign Projects to which the College is committed. The one million dollar level was reached with a combination of donations and monetary pledges, along with the donation of the building which currently houses the Center by the Trenton City Council. The Center is expected to expand from its current 3,800 square feet of instructional space to nearly 16,000 square feet which will include new classrooms, computer labs, and nursing and industrial lab spaces.
“A strong, well-educated and well trained workforce is essential to growth in the region,” said Kaskaskia College President Dr. Jim Underwood. “Working with the input from our partners in the area, we have designed the new spaces in the Trenton Education Center to meet the needs of the communities we serve as well as those of the students, who attend the Trenton Center from every point in our western district. Together we will fuel further growth in the area by attracting new business with an adaptable set of academic and workforce programming to meet the needs of existing and incoming employers for well-trained employees.”
The one million dollar milestone does not mark the end of the fundraising for the campaign. By deferring and scaling back some of the project components, the College will be able to break ground on the expansion later this spring, but further funds are needed to complete the expansion. Fundraising efforts will continue, including event planning and a brick paver campaign in which 4” by 8” or 8” by 8” brick pavers, inscribed with a message of the donor’s choice, can be purchased for inclusion in the new entryway of the Center.
For more information or to make a donation, please contact Trenton Campaign Manager Suzanne Christ at 618-545-3069 or firstname.lastname@example.org.