From left are: Josh Bullock, president of Lake Land College; Bob Pancoast, president of the Lake Land College Foundation; Jack Crumrin, Farm Credit Illinois board member from Martinsville and Lake Land College alumnus; Kevin Miller, Farm Credit Illinois board member from Teutopolis and Lake Land College alumnus; Dave Owens, Farm Credit Illinois president and CEO; and Karen Neff, Farm Credit Illinois board chair; Mike Sullivan, chairman for the Lake Land College Board of Trustees; Jon Althaus, chair for the Agriculture Division; and Dave Cox, director of the foundation and alumni.
Farm Credit Illinois, based in Mahomet, recently gifted the Lake Land College Foundation $50,000 as the inaugural gift for a newly established Agricultural Division Endowment. The company has also committed an additional gift in the amount of $25,000 to establish the Farm Credit Illinois Endowment, and has committed $5,000 each year for the next five years to the Foundation.
According to Dave Cox, director of the foundation and alumni, these gifts will be used to support the agriculture programs at the college in addition to supporting scholarships for agriculture students.
In exchange for the donation, Lake Land has agreed to name room 123 in the West Building the Farm Credit Illinois Learning Laboratory. The naming rights will be in effect from January 2014 through December 2025.