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The Parkland College Foundation and Alumni Association create opportunities that directly benefit Parkland College and hundreds of deserving students.

Thank you for opening doors and changing lives.

David J. Downey Named 2019 Entrepreneur of the Year


The Parkland College Foundation has selected David J. Downey, founder and president of The Downey Group, Inc., as the 2019 Entrepreneur of the Year. 

He will receive the V. Dale Cozad Entrepreneur of the Year Award during Parkland College's 10th annual Entrepreneur of the Year Banquet, presented by SUPERVALU, Inc. on June 12, at the I Hotel and Conference Center in Champaign. 

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President's Circle members are a group of committed donors who give a gift of $500+ annually to Parkland College. 

Become a member of our President's Circle community today. 

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Parkland College alumni include anyone who has taken a class at Parkland College.

Being a member means that you get to stay up to date on the happenings of Parkland College and how individuals and businesses throughout our district create impact in the lives of our students.  

Become a member for free today and be part of the Parkland College Alumni Association.  

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Join us in CREATING IMPACT for Parkland College and our students! 

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Giving to the Parkland College Foundation supports the mission of the College to "Engage the Community in Learning."

Ways to Give

  • Join the President's Circle with an annual gift of $500 or more
  • Establish a scholarship or give to an existing scholarship
  • Consider a legacy gift through planned giving
  • Contact us about naming rights options available throughout Parkland College
  • Memorial gifts leave a lasting impact for loved ones

Whether you choose to give through scholarships, academic departments or supporting the Partners for Parkland program, your gift helps maintain our dedication to academic excellence for our students and the communities we serve.

Join us in CREATING IMPACT today. 

Program Spotlight

CobraVenture Group of Entrepreneurs

CobraVenture Student Entrepreneur Program will launch this January as a cohort of students who want to start their own business while still enrolled at Parkland College. 

Supported by the Parkland College Foundation Entrepreneur of the Year Program, students can earn up to $3,000 for their business through the Entrepreneurial Founders Fund and the Murray Wise PEN Fund. 

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