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Educational Foundation

As dwindling public funding erodes support for student financial assistance, academic programs, and capital improvements, Oakton Community College must rely on the generosity of community members to maintain its level of excellence. Join us by becoming a donor to the Oakton Educational Foundation!

Established as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charitable organization in 1977, the Oakton Community College Educational Foundation has benefited thousands of students, faculty, and staff by supporting compelling College initiatives not met by public funds. With your help, the Foundation can continue to help Oakton provide an attainable, affordable, and exceptional education for every student.

MAKE AN ONLINE DONATION today or see Ways to Give for more information on giving options. For questions about the work of the Educational Foundation, visit the Contact Us page.

Within the stark reality of Illinois’ budget impasse, Oakton and the Educational Foundation have committed to funding approximately $700,000 in 2015-2016 Monetary Award Program (MAP) grants to 600 Oakton students with the highest financial need. We are confident in our decision to fill in for the state on this urgent matter, but this commitment has the potential to negatively impact future scholarship and grant awards. Gifts to the Educational Foundation can go a long way in assuring the sustainability of the scholarship and grants programs and, most importantly, encouraging our students to not only imagine their stories, but to also see them through. 

The new Margaret Burke Lee Science and Health Careers Center offers a number of ways to honor family, friends, and members of Oakton’s community. Naming opportunities, which range in value from $5,000 to $200,000, provide a highly visible, timeless tribute while supporting Oakton and its students.

Academic Program

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The United States faces a serious shortage of qualified scientists, engineers, and mathematicians. At Oakton, the Center for Promoting STEM is working to fill that gap.