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Recognition Wall at CHS Sports Entrance

Recognition Wall - Many Sizes Still Available

How to Request an Engraving......

Your visible commitment to education is a legacy that will live on...

Please help us continue the important work of the Foundation by donating a granite brick for the Recognition Wall.  Donate a brick for yourself, in honor of someone or something special to you, your business or club, or as a perfect gift for someone special.  With your help, this project will:

Give recognition to individuals and groups in a lasting, meaningful way

Grow the Educational Foundation so it may continue to enrich the educational opportunities for our youth

Add visual appeal to the entrance area and give it the look and feel of a main point of entry

Brick Sizes and Donations

4 x 8 granite brick  $68.00

8 x 8 granite brick  $118.00

8 x 16 granite brick $218.00

Graphic Images (one per brick) $30.00 additional fee


Click on the Oval in the next column (Order Form) to download the order form. Mail the order form along with your check payable to CCEF:

Clinton Community Educational Foundation

PO Box 395

Clinton, Illinois 61727

For questions regarding the recognition wall:

Contact: Barbara Gullone, President

Ph:  217-935-5630  


Russell Long, Vice President

Ph:  217-322-7045

Recognition Wall - Brick Campaign

Due to a fantastic response, the Foundation elected to purchase the granite to complete the entire is still available if you are interested in purchasing a brick!  Scroll down below for a link to the order form.  Orders are being accepted ongoing......Become a part of history!!

Order Form

Classroom Grants

Three classrooms in the Clinton school district were awarded grants from the Clinton Community Education Foundation Thursday afternoon.

Russell Long is the Foundation Vice President and says they awarded grants across three classrooms totaling around $2500 dollars. The number of applications was down this year but Russell hopes some things the Foundation will try in the future may increase the number next year.

President of the CCEF, Barbara Gullone indicates the teacher grants are there to bridge the gap between what teachers need that the school cannot supply due to budget constraints. She says they want to do what they can to enhance the learning experience of students in Clinton.

Virtual reality equipment is coming to Laura Molitoris and Monica Kessinger's classroom at Clinton Elementary School. Molitoris says it will allow their students to do virtual reality field trips to places all over the world, enhancing some equipment they already have.

See below for pictures of the most recent 

Classroom Grants being awarded

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2018 Classroom Grant Recipients

Ginger Morgan's Classroom

Classroom Grant 2018

Ginger Morgan's classroom at Lincoln School will be getting $1000 for the Letter People. Morgan is a special needs teacher for the kindergarten-first grade. 

Laura Molitoris & Monica Kessinger's Classes

Classroom Grant 2018

 Virtual reality equipment is coming to Laura Molitoris and Monica Kessinger's classroom at Clinton Elementary School. Molitoris says it will allow their students to do virtual reality field trips to places all over the world, enhancing some equipment they already have.  

Kelli Cothern Speech Pathologist

The speech pathologist at Douglas School, Kelli Cothern says she is getting additional resources to work with her students, increasing the toys and learning tools she has access to.  

Classroom Grant Applications

We look forward to seeing all of the innovative ideas from the teachers of CUSD15!  

Deadline for this years classroom grants will be Friday - January 11, 2019

Please make sure to have your grants turned in to your buildings Principal for approval for submission by this date.  This is available in PDF or Word format, please see below.

Classroom Grant App PDF Version 2019 (pdf)


Classroom Grant App Word Doc 2019 (docx)


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Dual Credit - Richland Community College

Offsite Dual Credit Classes


We are pleased to announce that the Clinton Community Educational Foundation (CCEF) will continue to provide funding for dual credit classes for the 2018-2019 academic year!

CCEF established a unique cooperative arrangement with Richland Community College in 2015. This arrangement provides eligible Clinton High School seniors the opportunity to obtain college credit for coursework completed as part of their high school curriculum – and at a significant savings to the student. For the 2018-2019 academic year, dual credit classes covered under this arrangement will include: English 101, English 102, Psychology 110, and Sociology 110 and will only cost the student $75.00 per class.

o Taking all four of the dual credit classes at Richland Community College would regularly cost $1,692.00.

o Students earn 12 college credit hours – almost an entire semester’s worth of classes!

o Significant savings! Students save $1,392.00 by taking advantage of these dual credit classes while in high school.

The Clinton Community Educational Foundation wishes you all the best as you plan for your final year  

Where are these classes held?

We are very fortunate to have Richland Community College's Clinton Education Center located just to the Southwest of CHS.  RCC is behind the Football/Track Stadium.

How do I enroll?

In the Spring of the CHS student's Junior Year, guidance will work with all of the Junior Class to enroll for their Senior Class schedule.  At this time the guidance office will need to know if you intend to take any of the Dual Credit Classes offered by CCEF through Richland Community College.

CCEF Scholarships that are Available to CUSD15 Graduates

Students studying at College


 The CCEF Board oversees the selection and disbursement of three scholarships. These scholarship are available to Clinton High School seniors that meet criteria as outlined in the scholarship application. 

  • Exelon/Clinton Power Station Scholarship - $1,000 Award 
  • James Adcock Teacher Scholarship - $500 Award
  • Vincent Beggs Scholarship - $5,000 Award

The 2018 Scholarship applications will be available in January. Applications may be downloaded at that time from here by clicking on the specific scholarship, picked up from the High School Guidance Office or downloaded from the school website by selecting the Student Services-Guidance tab. 

About Our Scholarships

Vincent Beggs Scholarships

On behalf of the late Mr. Beggs, the Foundation would like to award four students, each with a $1,250 scholarship to continue their education next year.  Additionally, this scholarship is renewable each year by the student, for up to the next three years-- making the total value of this scholarship $5,000.

The 2018 Beggs Scholarship Application 

is NOW available

Application deadline is March 19, 2018

Beggs Memorial Scholarshp:  for students planning to enroll full-time at an accredited college or university to purse an undergraduate degree. 

Award Amount:  $5000 (annual payment of $1250 up to four years)

Beggs Technical/Vocational Scholarship:  for students planning to enroll full-time at an accredited vocational or technical instutition of post-secondary education including programs at Community/Junior Colleges. 

Award Amount:  $2500  (one-time payment)

Exelon-Clinton Power Station Scholarship

The Exelon - Clinton Power Station Scholarship is Available to students graduating from CUSD15 in Clinton,  Illinois.  

2018 Application NOW AVAILABLE 

Applications are due MARCH 19, 2018

Applications are also available in Guidance at the High School, or on our forms download page.

James Adcock Teacher Scholarship

The James Adcock Teacher Scholarship

will be awarded to a graduate of Clinton High School

who has been accepted or is currently enrolled full-time in an undergraduate teacher-education program

at an accredited

college or university.

The amount of
the scholarship award will be $500.

The scholarship recipient will be the person

who is deemed most qualified by the

scholarship committee.

Selection will be made on the basis of information

provided on the
application forms, an official transcript, an essay,

and recommendations.

(including past recipients) may reapply for the scholarship

for subsequent years.

Scholarship Forms

Beggs Application_2018 (pdf)


Exelon-Clinton Power Station Scholarship_2018 (pdf)


James Adcock Scholarship_2018 (pdf)


Special Projects-Read Across Clinton & Challenger Experience

Read Across Clinton

K-5th grade Summer Read Program

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Challenger Learning Center

CJHS 6th Graders hands on 

STEM field trip

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Mission Statement & Charter Members

Mission and Goals

The Clinton Community Educational Foundation’s mission is to acquire and distribute resources to Clinton Community Public Schools District 15 to enhance, enrich, or supplement learning opportunities for its students, staff, and community.

The Foundation achieves its mission through direct support for student development, staff excellence and creativity, and School/Community partnerships.

Contact Us:  


PO Box 395

Clinton, IL 61727

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Charter Members

The funds of the Clinton Community Educational Foundation are made available primarily through the generosity of community members through their donations.   Donations may be designated for a specific program or may be left undesignated.    

You may become a “Charter Member” of the Foundation by making a donation of $2000.00.  Charter member funds build and strengthen as endowment.  Only the interest income is utilized to satifly the Foundation's mission and goals. 

Our Charter Members

Mr. & Mrs. Frank Thorp

Mr. & Mrs. George Williams

Mr. & Mrs. Scott Baum

Mrs. Eunice Harbach

Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Stokowski

Dr. & Mrs. John Veirs

Mr. & Mrs. Ernest Thorp

 Mr. & Mrs. Gene Vance 

Charter Members

Charter Members continued

Mr. Max Stites

Mrs. Mary Mitchell Stites

Mr. & Mrs. Michael Arnold 

Mr. & Mrs. Steven Davenport

Drs. Terry & Monica DeGrauwe England

Mrs. Lael Armstrong

Dr. & Mrs. Harold Weinberg

Mr. & Mrs. Ted Lowers

Mr. & Mrs. Evan Severson

Mr. & Mrs. Nick Waddock

Mr. & Mrs. Jon Willoughby

Dr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Holmes

Mr. & Mrs. Rod Wertz

Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Wargel

Ms. Mary Calvert

Mr. & Mrs. Curt Harbach

Mr. & Mrs. Gary Archey

Mr. & Mrs. Alex Calvert

Mr. & Mrs. Gary Gullone

The John Warner Bank

DeWitt Savings Bank

Exelon Corporation

About Us

How CCEF began

The Clinton Community Educational Foundation (CCEF) began in 2006; receiving their 501(c) (3) status in May 2007.  A non-profit organization, the CCEF began as a grass-roots effort to assist the school district in their ongoing efforts to keep up with the growing deficit created by the State of Illinois.  It is the goal of the CCEF to provide support to meet the educational needs of the CUSD15 students.  As of today, over $300,000 has been awarded in classroom grants and scholarships.  The CCEF also facilitated the construction of the High School's Riddle Memorial Greenhouse and established the offsite Richland Community College Dual Credit Classes for CHS Senoirs.  We have entrusted with a few endowments that allow for us to offer several amazing scholarship opportunities for CUSD15 graduates. 

The Foundation is always seeking new people and ideas to assist in its endeavors.  Persons interested in making a donation or joining the Foundation as a Board Member may contact the Unit Office or speak with an existing Foundation Member.

Our Board of Volunteers


 Barbara Gullone, President

5001 Timberline Drive

Clinton, IL 61727

217-620-5632 (C)

217-935-5630 (H)

Russell Long, Vice President

105 Aspen Drive

Clinton, IL 61727

217-322-7045 (C)

Ruth Lowers, Secretary

11525 State Highway 10

Clinton, IL 61727

217-519-2071 (C)

217-935-8192 (H)

Stephanie Huffman, Treasurer

6646 Third St

Clinton, IL 61727

217-855-3408 (C)

Board Members

Kim Toohill

4865 Weldon Springs Rd

Clinton, IL 61727


Barbara McMath

5466 Sunset Rd

Clinton, IL 61727

217-454-1157 (C)

217-935-9756 (H)

Megan Myers

2796 State Hwy 51

Clinton, IL 61727

217-358-9750 (C)

Nancy Stokowski

37 Manorhill Dr

Clinton, IL 61727

217-935-2723 (H)

Liaisons from CUSD15

Clinton Maroons

Administrative Liaison

Curt Nettles, Superintendent


Board of Education Liaison

John Blythe, School Board Member

 6231 Shady Road

 Clinton, IL 61727

 217-737-0559 (C)

Building Liaisons

Brenda Borland, Douglas School

Kristin Cooper, CJHS

Monica Kessinger,CES

Nancy Kreuser, CHS

Christina Soberalski, CES

Lauri Torbert, Lincoln School

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Forms - Available for download

Click on the Download Link of the form that you would like to download

BeggsApplication2018 (pdf)


ExelonScholarship Application2018 (pdf)


JamesAdcockScholarship Application2018 (pdf)


RecognWall OrderForms (pdf)


CCEF_GrantApp 2018 (pdf)


Regularly Scheduled Events

2nd Tuesday of Each Month

Monthly Board Meeting

5:30 pm - 7:00pm

Unit Office

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2nd Tuesday of Each Month

Monthly Board Meeting

We review and approve the prior months minutes & financial reports.  Committee reports are presented and we then work through the new agenda items.

5:30 pm - 7:00pm

Unit Office

1st Saturday of Every May

Derby Day Fundraiser

4pm - 9:30pm

Clinton Country Club

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1st Saturday of Every May

Derby Day Fundraiser

We hold our largest fundraiser of the year with a Kentucky Derby theme.  Many of the attendees dress in derby attire and enjoy the entertainment following the viewing of the derby and dinner.

4pm - 9:30pm

Clinton Country Club

1st Saturday of Every November

CCEF - Annual Dinner

5:00 pm - 8:30pm

Clinton Country Club

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1st Saturday of Every November

CCEF - Annual Dinner

Come our and enjoy a nice meal and listen to the presentations from last years Classroom Grant Recepients.  As well as get caught up on all of the other amazing activities that CCEF has been involved with over the past year.

5:00 pm - 8:30pm

Clinton Country Club

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Facebook Link

Check us out on Facebook.  You can find us on Facebook be searching CCEducationalFoundation or click on the button below

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Twitter Link for CCEF

Make sure to follow us on Twitter.  You can find us @ClintonEdFound on Twitter

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Contact Us

Get in Touch

Clinton Community Educational Foundation

PO Box 395 Clinton, Illinois 61727
CCEF's Email:
Barbara Gullone - President