Rend Lake College Foundation 

The RLC Foundation works to improve campus life and student success.
The gifts provided by generous supporters are invested right back into the community. Contributions range
from scholarships and memorials to life estates, real estate, tangible personal property, and more. 

Rend Lake College Foundation:
Your Scholarship Gateway

Your Journey to Success Starts Here

At Rend Lake College, we're here to champion your journey. The Rend Lake College Foundation is your partner in achieving your academic goals. With 275+ scholarships at your fingertips, you only need one application to unlock countless opportunities.

We understand that the path to higher education can be financially challenging. That's why we're committed to making it accessible and affordable for you. Our one-application-multiple-scholarships approach simplifies the process giving you the financial support you need.

Your dreams are important to us, and we're here to help turn them into reality. Let the Rend Lake College Foundation be your compass as you navigate your academic journey. Your future begins here, with the support you deserve. Apply today and embark on a brighter tomorrow.

The RLCF Scholarship Application
January 1 - June 1 for the 2024-2025 school year.
Apply by March 1 for priority awarding.

2024-2025 Scholarship Flyer

2024 - 2025 Foundation Events

September 5, 2024 
RLC Foundation 44th Annual Golf Outing, Rend Lake GC
More information at 

December, 2024 
RLC Foundation 45th Annual Dinner, RLC Event Center  

January 1, 2024
RLC Foundation Scholarship Application Opens for the 2024-2025 school year

February, 2025  
Wilma Guy High Tea

February, 2025
RLC Foundation Annual Scholarship Dinner, 5:30pm RLC Event Center



Why Support The Foundation?

At the Rend Lake College Foundation, we're not just seeking gifts or donations; we're inviting you to consider investments in:

  • Expanding our campus
  • Boosting economic development
  • Nurturing community growth

Yet, we encourage you to go even further by investing in the personal growth of our diverse student body. It's your generosity that has enabled Rend Lake College to turn dreams into realities, and we're committed to continuing this legacy in the years ahead.

Our Foundation represents a collaboration between public and private interests, all working together to support Rend Lake College students. We warmly invite your involvement, interest, and support, urging you to join the ranks of the many individuals, corporations, and foundations that have already shown their dedication to the Foundation and Rend Lake College's mission.

Are You Ready To Be
Part of the Game Plan?

The Game Plan is an opportunity to renovate and
expand the facilities within the Waugh Gymnasium
on the Rend Lake College Campus.

It has been more than 50 years since the gym has undergone any significant renovations. In that time, many talented players and coaches have rallied to bring wins on and off the court. In addition to the athletic accomplishments the gym has facilitated, it also brought in leaders that taught character development, teamwork, and academic importance. 

In order to aid recruitment efforts, we aim to provide our student athletes a home that is fit for a Warrior. 

With your generosity and shared vision, we have the opportunity to give our Warriors a CHAMPIONSHIP facility.


Meet The RLC Foundation Team

Meet the Rend Lake College Foundation team, a dedicated group of individuals working together to
support students, foster community growth, and make a lasting impact in education.

Amy Newell
Rend Lake College Foundation
Assistant Director of Development
Jessica Jackanicz
Rend Lake College Foundation
Development Coordinator
Dawn Johnson
Rend Lake College Foundation
Major Gift Officer

Cathy DeJarnette
Executive Director -
Administrative Services

Have Any Questions? Get In Touch!

If you have additional questions, need further information, or simply want to reach out to the Rend Lake College Foundation, please don't hesitate to contact us. We're here to assist you and provide the information you need.

Contact Information:

  • Phone Number: (618) 437-5321 Ext. 1214
  • Email:
  • Address: 468 N. Ken Gray Parkway, Ina, IL 62846 Attn: Foundation
  • Fax Number: (618) 437-5677 Attn: Foundation

Tony Wielt | Mt. Vernon | Chair

Mary Ellen Aiken | Benton | Vice Chair

Dr. James Wittenauer | Pinckneyville | Secretary

Josh Esser | Mt. Vernon | Treasurer

Terry Wilkerson | Rend Lake College President

Gregg Barnard | Wayne City

Hunt Bonan | Mt. Vernon |

Robert Bornheimer | Mascoutah

Rodney Cabaness | Marion

Randall Dauby | Pinckneyville

William Davis | Marion

Matthew Flanigan | Mt. Vernon

Pat Kern | Ewing

Jeff Lueke | McLeansboro

Trish Reed | Winfield

Wesley Schumm | Mt. Vernon

Mark Ballard | Mt. Vernon | Emeritus

Sam Mateer | Sarasota, FL | Emeritus

Dr. Charles W. Roe | Pinckneyville | Emeritus

Randy Rubenacker | McLeansboro |  Emeritus

Rich Yunkus | Benton | Emeritus