LCC Receives $200K Gift for Campaign

September 22, 2020

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Photo: Phil Jack, LCC Director of Office Services, fills in a large thermometer with the newest donation of $200,000.  The thermometer, which hangs in the window of the Cardinal Event Center, is a visual representation of the progress made on the Pathways to the Future Athletic Complex capital campaign.

Parsons, KS- The Labette Community College Foundation is the recipient of an anonymous $200,000 donation to support the Pathways to the Future Athletic Complex capital campaign. This gift will help the LCC Foundation more closely attain a challenge grant from the J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation, of Midland, TX toward the construction of the LCC Athletic and Wellness Complex.

“The extraordinary generosity of our donors will make it possible to meet the needs our students and bring our facilities up to the standard of other state community colleges,” said LCC Foundation Executive Director, Lindi Forbes. “This generous gift brings us within striking distance of meeting the Mabee Challenge. We invite everyone to donate and help us bring that $500,000 grant to our campus to complete the fundraising goal. Every gift truly makes a difference."

Private support for LCC’s capital campaign can come through outright gifts of cash, bequests, life insurance policies, gifts of real estate, and other giving mechanisms. Individuals or businesses can choose to give in a variety of ways, even to spread out payments up to five years. This makes the giving capacity larger and more feasible for more people. 

This generous support from the donor will also help the LCC Foundation meet the $500,000 Mabee Challenge Grant requirement. The campaign has raised $5,355,060 for capital, which includes the Mabee Grant. 

LCC must raise $374,840 by January 14, 2021 to earn the grant from the Mabee Foundation of Midland, TX and complete the fundraising goal. LCC capital campaign donations can be made on the website at: or with a check made payable to: LCC Foundation, 200 S. 14th Street Parsons, KS 67357. All donations are tax deductible.

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