Educational Foundation

The Educational Foundation proudly supports the mission and vision of Oakton Community College by raising funds in support of student scholarships, academic programs, teaching excellence, and capital improvements that enhance the quality of education at Oakton.

In this time of major divestment in public higher education, Oakton must rely on the philanthropy of community members to maintain its level of excellence. The generosity of Foundation donors helps assure Oakton’s ability to provide access to an exceptional education. Together, we can prepare diverse learners to meet and exceed the educational and professional needs of our dynamic society.

MAKE AN ONLINE DONATION today or see Ways to Give to learn more about the many ways in which you can contribute to the Oakton Educational Foundation and support our students.

In Memory of Sylvia Footlik
A philanthropist remembered for her great benevolence and generous heart, Sylvia Footlik will be greatly missed. Mrs. Footlik has made an indelible mark in Oakton’s history, supporting our students and educators.

Director Emerita of the Educational Foundation and long-time friend of the College, she has continued her legacy by designating Oakton as a recipient of memorial contributions in her name.

All donations made in her memory will be designated equally to the Irving M. And Sylvia Footlik Foundation Scholarship and the Sylvia Footlik STEM Scholarship. The Footlik family will be notified of your contribution.

Memorial contributions can be made online or by check. Checks should be made payable to the Oakton Educational Foundation. In the memo line, simply write Sylvia Footlik. Checks should be mailed to the Oakton Educational Foundation, 1600 East Golf Road, Des Plaines, IL 60016.

For more information or questions, contact the Educational Foundation at 847.635.1893.

2016 Scholarship Drive
Start your own scholarship or consider giving to an existing fund. Gifts to the 2016 Scholarship Drive will defray the cost of tuition and fees for students in need through the 2016-2017 academic year. Every gift, big or small, makes a resounding difference.

Building Leaders and Legacies
The Foundation has recently embarked on the next phase of its Building Leaders and Legacies fundraising initiative – supporting the construction of the new student center at the Des Plaines campus. Naming opportunities and recognition on the center’s Donor Wall are available - leave your legacy today!