FROM ELGIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE:
ELGIN – Elgin Community College students will greatly benefit from a $150,000 donation from Lamp Inc., an Elgin-based construction company. The third-generation business was honored by the Community College District 509 Board of Trustees, who named the lobby area of the new Health and Life Sciences Building as the Lamp Construction Gateway, during its Tuesday meeting.
Lamp Inc. provided construction management services for the approximately 130,000-square-foot building, which opened in January. The building is home to all of the college’s health-related programs.
“We feel it’s important to be part of the college, part of this building, and part of its legacy,” says Craig Lamp, president of Lamp Inc. “Long after we’re here, this gift will still be providing opportunity for students.”
From small beginnings on an Elgin farm in 1932, Lamp, Inc. has grown into a nationally known general contracting, construction management, and design/build firm now run by founder Clifford Lamp’s three grandsons: Craig, Ian, and Steve. Realizing their success, the Lamps decided to pay it forward with their gift to the Elgin Community College Foundation. The gift will support an endowed scholarship for academic and leadership excellence for ECC students.
“Both of our spouses are in the medical industry,” indicates Secretary/Treasurer Steve Lamp of his wife and the wife of his cousin, Craig. “Being able to construct this space and now support students through the gift of education is really special to us.”
For more information about the ECC Foundation, visit elgin.edu/eccfoundation or call 847-214-7377.