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The Campaign for Tomorrow

JCCC's 50th Anniversary Capital Campaign

For nearly 50 years, Johnson County Community College has served thousands of people in our region on their quest to achieve higher education. To continue to serve and meet the needs of our students and community, JCCC Foundation invites you to join our capital campaign: The Campaign for Tomorrow.

JCCC serves everyone from high school students getting a jump-start on college to experienced workers developing skills for new careers later in life.

As we near our half-century milestone, JCCC is preparing itself to serve our students and the community for the next 50 years. We continue to do all we can to strengthen our community by providing every student with the best possible chance for success in life.

To prepare for that future, JCCC dedicated recent years to analysis. We completed an extensive strategic plan, an academic plan and our campus's first-ever Facilities Master Plan.

The results of these in-depth studies illuminated the needs for expansion and renovation to meet the needs of the students and our community.

The JCCC Board approved a $110 million multiyear campus transformation initiative, including a funding stream divided into three areas:

  • $50 million through bonds
  • $35 million in reserves and current funds like capital outlay
  • $25 million in private gifts

The JCCC Foundation initiated The Campaign For Tomorrow as its private fund drive.

Why This? Why Now?

The mission of JCCC is to inspire learning to transform lives and strengthen communities. To achieve this mission, our facilities must be innovative, flexible and functional. This initiative has one goal: ensuring that we keep our students' needs front and center as we invest for the future. We're altering our campus landscape to cultivate innovative learning and engagement opportunities while integrating the interactive needs of our award-winning faculty and staff.

The transformational facility changes will:

  • Provide 21st century spaces to teach, learn, study, work and collaborate
  • Improve the utilization of campus space throughout the day
  • Align facilities with college/program goals
  • Develop appropriate program "neighborhoods"
  • Make the campus more welcoming, navigable and attractive
  • Encourage community engagement
  • Achieve a more sustainable campus
  • Optimize cost and implementation feasibility
  • Maximize flexibility for future growth

How you can contribute

JCCC invites community organizations, businesses and individuals to support current construction projects, renovation plans and scholarships/programs. To learn more, call 913-469-3835 or email the foundation.

  • Host corporate, association or community information sessions.
  • Donate as an employee, individual, organization or corporation (any amount).
  • Establish a named scholarship ($1,000 minimum) or an endowed scholarship ($10,000 minimum).
  • Include the JCCC Foundation in your estate plans.
  • Make a transformational gift for facility naming rights. Naming rights opportunities (start at):

    • Classrooms: $100,000
    • Galleries: $150,000
    • Labs/Studios: $250,000
    • Career and Technical Education Center (CTEC) Commons: $750,000
    • Gymnasium: $750,000
    • Sporting Park: $1 Million
    • Auto Tech Bay: $1 Million
    • Student Center (SC) Entrance: $1 Million
    • Resource Center: $1 Million
    • Former Arts and Technology Building (ATB): $2 Million
    • Former Welding Laboratory Building (WLB): $2 Million
    • Fine Arts & Design Studios (FADS): $2 Million
    • CTEC: $3 Million

Tell me more

Inspiration from lead gifts

Recently, the Foundation received a $10 million challenge gift from the Sunderland Foundation as well as $2 million from Hugh L. Libby and a donation from Drs. David and Mary Zamierowski.

Campus transformations

Now through 2020, JCCC will transform its campus for the next 50 years. With the construction of two new buildings — the CTEC and FADS — JCCC is creating campus neighborhoods full of synergy that will continue to inspire learning, transform lives and strengthen our community.