Contact Title:
Executive Director
Contact Name:
Barbara Holthaus
1301 S 48th Street
Quincy, IL 62305
Phone Number:
(217) 641-4104
Fax Number:
(217) 221-0779
Endowed Scholarships, Annual Scholarships, Academic Program Support, Campus Enhancement, Projects, Cash Contributions, In-kind, Gifts, Charitable Planned Gifts, Wills, and Bequests

Quincy, IL

John Wood Community College Foundation

It is the mission of John Wood Community College to provide various educational opportunities, including: Courses in liberal arts and sciences and general education which provide the student with the first two years of baccalaureate and pre-professional programs. Courses in career and technical programs leading directly to employment. Courses in adult education which include developmental instruction and general education programs. Academic and student support services which complement the curriculum. Programs and activities that enrich the community. Support and training to assist business and industry and spur economic growth and development. The mission of the John Wood Community College Foundation is to advance the mission of John Wood Community College by encouraging and administering private financial support. The Foundation supports broader educational opportunities for the students, alumni, faculty and staff of John Wood Community College and the citizens of the community college district.
The John Wood Community College Foundation was established in 1984 to assist in developing and augmenting the facilities and carrying out the educational functions and activities of John Wood Community College. Under Section 501(c)(3) of IRS Code, the Foundation exists as a tax-exempt, charitable foundation. The Foundation is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.
John Wood Community College was created to provide quality, affordable, and accessible programs in higher education for residents of District 539, which includes all of Adams, Brown and Pike counties and portions of Calhoun, Cass, Hancock, Morgan, Scott and Schuyler counties. The College began offering classes in 1975. John Wood Community College is committed to a concept of developing and making available educational programs which meet the educational needs of the District. The College serves students who differ greatly in age, educational backgrounds, degrees of motivation, and life style. The College assists its diverse student population in accomplishing their learning objectives.
Ways to Give:
You may direct your gift to the John Wood Community College Foundation for general or restricted purposes. You may designate your gift to a specific fund. A variety of scholarship funds and academic program accounts are available. Endowed and Annual Scholarships—Despite the College’s low cost, many area residents are unable to attend college for lack of funds. Your contribution to the Foundation can help deserving individuals fulfill their education goals. Academic Program Support—John Wood Community College is supported by a combination of funding from the State of Illinois, a small portion of local property taxes, and student tuition and fees. Your contribution advances the educational purposes of the College by providing additional funding for technology, faculty development, instructional needs, guest lecturers, equipment and other program needs that otherwise may not be met due to budget constraints. Capital Improvements—The JWCC Foundation has launched a capital campaign to raise a portion of the cost for a multi-purpose student activity facility. The project will be funded through college savings, a student fee, revenue bonds and a $1 million capital campaign. In addition, the Foundation has established the John Wood Community College Foundation Development Fund with The Quincy Area Community Foundation. For more information on making a contribution to this fund, contact the John Wood Community College Foundation Office or the Community Foundation for the Quincy Area at 222-1237.