CLC FunnyRaiser


Over 200 attendees laughed all night long to support the CLC and mission scholarships on February 24.

Special thanks to our amateur comics who provided the laughs: Justin Boyd, Julie Kubsch, Keith Maurer, Dave Park, Dr. David Skillrud and Penny Wilson

If you missed the event, it's not too late to get involved.  You can support the CLC and their mission with an online donation.

Support the CLC

About the CLC FunnyRaiser

$12,500 was raised for the Challenger Learning Center and it's mission scholarship program for K-12 schools.  This event featured local guest comedians, dinner and a cash bar from Rosati's of Normal, a silent auction and the people’s choice award for best comedian. 

Returning Master of Ceremonies Joe Strupek kept the laughs coming in between sets and past event comics Sally Pyne and Jim "Woody" Woodward plus Joe McDonnell from the Cruisin' with Lincoln on 66 Visitors Center served as judges. Congrats to Justin Boyd who was selected as the critic's choice award winner and to Julie Kubsch, the crowd favorite award winner!

Check out our event photo gallery.

About the CLC

The Challenger Learning Center was founded after the loss of the Challenger crew in 1986. Its mission inspires generations to accomplish things that may at first appear impossible. Students who visit the Challenger Learning Center (CLC) at Heartland Community College embark upon their very own simulated space missions. Working in a hands-on environment they apply classroom-acquired science, mathematics, English and language arts skills, and teamwork, leadership and communication skills. The CLC scholarship program allows local schools in need this amazing learning experience.


We proudly thank our generous sponsors!

Galaxy Sponsor

  • Anonymous

Star Sponsors

  • Cruisin' with Lincoln on 66 Visitors Center
  • Wentworth Family Farms
  • State Farm Insurance

Planet Sponsors

  • Ginzkey Law Office
  • Parke Regency Hotel & Conference Center
  • Sean Craig, Financial Consultant, IPI Wealth Management, Inc.
  • The Wilson Team at Coldwell Banker

Comet Sponsors

  • Avanti's Italian Restaurant
  • Brad and Renee Hutchison
  • CeMaST
  • Zdi

Contact Us

Heartland Foundation
CCB 2300
1500 W. Raab Rd.
Normal, IL 61761
Phone: 309-268-8110

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Chris Downing

Executive Director
Phone: 309-268-8587

Melissa Fasig

Scholarship Questions
Phone: 309-268-8102

Larissa McIlvain

Event Questions
Phone: 309-268-8125