JJC Raises $16,314 for United Way, Combined Charities

Joliet Junior College faculty and staff have combined to raise over $16,300 for several local organizations through its annual United Way and Combined Charities Campaign.


“The generosity of our campus community is unparalleled,” JJC President Dr. Judy Mitchell said. “A total of 61 employees contributed to our 2018 campaign – helping to warm the hearts of others through one-time gifts, rollover giving from last year, and increasing their investments for the new giving cycle.”


The contributions grow JJC’s community and philanthropic engagement, one of four pillars established by Mitchell.


“This includes supporting and working in our communities to increase and cultivate our partnerships, both existing and new,” Mitchell said.


“Our United Way of Will County is grateful to the faculty and staff who kindly supported this year’s JJC Employee Campaign,” said Michael Hennessy, United Way of Will County president and CEO.  


The funds raised at the college will support various programs implemented by the United Way. These include, according to Hennessy, emergency services for the homeless or victims of domestic violence, delivered meals to homebound seniors, and adult mentors for after school programs to help at-risk youth.


Linda Moses, executive director of Community Shares of Illinois and Combined Charities Campaign coordinator, said JJC employees have donated thousands of dollars over the years.


“The over-1000 CCC organizations benefit from the continuing generosity of the JJC community by providing life-saving, enhancing services locally, statewide, nationally, and internationally. A heart-felt thanks from all,” said Moses.


JJC employees who’d like to contribute to these organizations can still signup through payroll deduction.


For more information contact Scott Harvey, communications and media coordinator, at 815-280-2844 or sharvey@jjc.edu.