LCC Surpasses $1M Mark

New LCC LOGOLamar Community College and the LCC Foundation have hit a significant milestone on its journey to build a new residence hall… $1 million dollars raised.  Although they hope to raise funds beyond the college’s goal of $1.25 M, it is now only $187,158 from that objective.

The construction project is due to be approved by the State Board for Community Colleges & Occupational Education at its December 9th meeting.

“With a plan for enrollment growth in place, we need to assure our students have additional on-campus housing available in the future,” commented LCC President John Marrin.  “We hope to begin construction after we receive state approval and can bid the project out.  This could happen as early as spring of 2016.”

“We are so grateful that our local businesses, ag producers, foundations, and individuals are continuing to support the project as a way to invest in the region’s future.”

Numerous individuals, companies, and foundations have made significant donations to the project.  Businesses include 4 Rivers Equipment; Building Material Supply; Colorado East Bank & Trust; Community State Bank; Five Rivers/JBS; Frontier Bank; Heath & Son & Turpin; Parker Mechanical; Peacock Funeral Home; Ranchers’ Supply; Tri-County Ford-Lincoln; Valley National Bank; and Wallace Gas & Oil.  Individual donors include Norm & Kay Arends; Ken & Cathy Callison; Don & Patsy Colclazier; Susan & Alfred Bergquist; Ruth Esgar; Ronny Farmer; Jim & April Faull; George & Anna Mae Gotto; Dr. Lauren & Bill Grasmick; John Hartshorn; Karen Ketcham; Sean Lirley; Ellen Lovell; Darrell Kraupie; Jennifer Mortimeyer; Cheryl Preisser; Randy & Adeana Shaw, Dale & Darla Specht; Steve Sherlock; Joe & Carla Spitz; George & Georgetta Tempel; John Paul & June Unruh; Chris & Vicki Wilkinson; Ronny Wollert; and Bill & Kathy Wooten. The LCCF has solicited contributions and grants from the Boettcher Foundation; Esgar Foundation; Schlessman Family Foundation; and the Weitgenant Trust.  It also has received anonymous contributions to the project.

Much of the contributions have given donors a double benefit.  All donations to the LCC Foundation are tax-deductible. Because the contributions for the residence hall are eligible for Enterprise Zone tax, many donors have earned an additional 25% Colorado tax credit for their gifts.  Potential donors may want to consider a contribution as part of their year-end tax planning.  For farmers or ranchers, an in-kind commodity contribution may be advantageous. Donors are encouraged to consult their tax preparers for advice.

The new residence hall unit is one of three to be built just north of Todd-Burch Hall.  The units will each hold approximately 30-32 students and will be suites with adjoining bathrooms.  Todd-Burch Residence Hall will remain an integral part of the campus, and the attached Kelley Union Cafeteria will serve all residential students.

The LCC Foundation was formed in 1973 to support the College and its students.  In its most recent fiscal year, donations to the LCCF provided nearly $150,000 in scholarships and $35,000 in program support in addition to the residence hall capital campaign.  To contribute to the project, support the Foundation, or learn more about Enterprise Zone contributions, contact Anne-Marie Crampton at 719.336.1520 or  More information is also available at

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