Strategic Goal #6: Increase Giving and Financial Strength through Improved Development OPERATIONS

Objective 1:

  • An agreement was approved at the September Board of Trustees meeting between Morton College and Northern Equipment and Training, LLC to provide Forklift Training.

Objective 2:

  • Through the Follett Bookstore contract, guaranteed revenue, $190,000 has been allocated for:

  • 50 % Student Scholarships

  • 35 % Student Clubs & Organizations

  • 15 % Student Emergency Fund

Objective 3:

  • The new administrative organizational structure includes a new position of Director of Institutional Advancement that will coordinate development and fundraising.

  • The role of the Recruitment Specialist position has been expanded to include cultivating alumni.

  • The second Hall of Fame ceremony was held in April, 2018 with 5 outstanding alumni inducted.

Objective 4:

  • A grant proposal was submitted to the National Science Foundation in 2018. (The proposal was not accepted.)

  • The state preschool education grant proposal for additional section of 20 preschool children was approved for fall 2018.

  • A competitive grant application for state funding for Adult Education was approved with an allocation from the state of 1.2 million for FY19.

  • Received: IBHE Nursing Improvement grant = $37,390

  • ICCB Special population grant = $10,000

  • IBHE Nursing fellowship grant = $10,000

  • MC has received the Innovative Bridge and Transitions Grant = $148,280.

  • MC normal grant funding for Adult Ed = $1,162,570 for FY19

  • Secretary of State Volunteer Literacy Grant = $30,000 for FY19

  • Perkins Grant = $418,510.00

  • We are also applying for IBHE Nursing School Grant due October 30th, which would total $93,856.

  • Currently working on grant with Tsonka (Penny Severns) = $25,000 - $50,0000 for FY20

  • Currently working on CTE Leadership Grant proposal = $50,000 (Due Nov. 22, funding would begin January 2019)

[COMPARE PROGRESS TO STRATEGIC GOAL #6 OBJECTIVES]

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