construction phase of the expansion of the Trenton Education Center is ahead of
schedule, it was reported at the Trenton Center Steering Committee meeting on
September 26 at the Trenton House restaurant.
The expanded Center is expected to re-open for classes in the spring of
Trenton Education Center is being expanded from its original 3,800 square feet
to nearly 16,000 square feet of instructional and community space. This much needed project will allow for
educational programming at the Center to expand to fill the needs of students
and employers in the Western Clinton County region.
Trenton Steering Committee is tasked with ongoing fundraising efforts to
fulfill the private contributions portion of the project cost, with outstanding
funds needed at $69,360, it was reported.
The fundraising campaign has raised $1.2 million to date.
fundraising efforts will continue with committee members soliciting donations
from individuals, businesses, and organizations that place high value on
education and training as a way to better the economic outlook for families and
businesses in the region.
the main focuses on fundraising are a paver brick campaign and a cash
raffle. The College is asking private
individuals, groups, businesses and civic organizations to help build a solid
educational foundation in the Western Clinton County area by purchasing paver
bricks that will be featured as part of the new entrance to the expanded
Trenton center. These attractive pavers
are inscribed with names or messages of the donor’s choice, similar to the
bricks seen outside the gates of Bush Stadium.
A 4” by 8” paver, with up to thirteen characters inscribed, can be
purchased for a donation of $150, while an 8” by 8” paver with up to 26
characters is $300. Suggested
inscriptions may memorialize a loved one, give lasting recognition to a
graduate, honor a civic organization, or simply give a message of support for
the expansion of the Center.
cash raffle will consist of two hundred tickets, each costing $100, to be sold
for a winner take all drawing for $10,000 that will be held during a Trivia
Night the College will host at the Aviston American Legion Hall on December 7,
more information on the Trenton Education Center expansion, please visit www.kaskaskia.edu/tec. To make a contribution, or for more
information on brick sales, the cash raffle, the Trivia Night, or other
questions, please contact Suzanne Christ, Campaign Manager, at 619-545-3069 or
email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.