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Carl Sandburg College Foundation Joins 100 Extraordinary Women Initiative to Support Nursing Student Success

Carl Sandburg College Foundation Joins 100 Extraordinary
Women Initiative to Support Nursing Student Success

GALESBURG — Nearly 4,000 Carl Sandburg College nursing graduates have changed lives
through research, education, practice, policy and countless other ways as leaders in the
profession and society.
Now, the Carl Sandburg College Foundation and Sandburg’s College of Nursing want to spotlight
some of those difference makers as they have joined the national initiative 100 Extraordinary
Women, engaging women to pledge their support toward nursing student success and
Sandburg’s new Science and Technology Center .
The Sandburg Foundation is seeking a minimum of 100 women to each donate or pledge $1,000
over five years ($200 per year or $16.67 per month). Donors can make their payment in one
amount, donate annually or make bimonthly gifts by credit card on the 100 Extraordinary
Women website, . Individuals may also group together to
share their pledge, and anyone may give in honor or in memory of a special woman.
These donations will help remove educational barriers such as daycare costs and availability,
reliable transportation and fuel prices. They also will relieve the financial hardship related to
the inability for students to work many hours during the program as well as the initial textbook
costs and fees for stethoscopes, uniforms and clinical supplies. Commitments also will assist
with end-of-program costs like board fees and fingerprinting. Throughout the campaign,
Sandburg will also celebrate how nursing education at the College has evolved through its first
56 years to meet changing health care needs.
In the coming months, Sandburg will break ground on a new multimillion-dollar Science and
Technology Center that will serve as the centerpiece of its Main Campus in Galesburg. The
building will house all health professions and include a simulation lab, skills labs and
collaborative classroom settings that can provide up-to-date workforce learning. This
environment will offer an area for both hands-on and theory learning to assist students in
developing skills necessary for today's fast-paced healthcare environment, making it a one-stop
shop for nursing students.

Construction is estimated to be completed in time for the 2024 fall semester. The name of
every donor or every woman honored as part of the 100 Extraordinary Women campaign will
be permanently listed in the College of Nursing as part of the new Science and Technology
Center. To celebrate the power of this initiative, donors will be invited to take part in a
celebration event this fall to recognize each participant.
To join the initiative or to give in honor of an extraordinary woman, visit .
For questions, more information or to donate, contact Dr. Emily Schaeffer, dean of nursing
professions, at or 309.341.5253 or Eric Johnson, chief advancement
officer, at or 309.341.5349.
Founded in 1969, Carl Sandburg College Foundation is an Illinois not-for-profit corporation
organized exclusively for educational purposes to assist in developing and augmenting the
College's facilities and carrying out the educational functions of Illinois Community College
District 518. Contributions to the Foundation expand and enhance Sandburg's programs;
support students through scholarships and crisis loans/grants; and provide for the capital needs
of Carl Sandburg College.


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