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CLC FunnyRaiser

The 10th annual CLC FunnyRaiser raised over $16,500 for the Challenger Learning Center!

Thank you to our long-time emcee Joe Strupek and the outstanding line-up of amateur comics that had us laughing all night long:

Justin Boyd Frank Hoffman
Mark Peterson Jim Sikes
Rick Pearce Amanda Wycoff
About the CLC

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.

A gift to the Challenger Learning Center will inspire students for future generations.


We proudly thank our generous sponsors!

Star Sponsors

State Farm Insurance

Wentworth Family Farms

Willie G. Brown

Planet Sponsors

Ginzkey Law Office

Leighton Legal Group, LLC

Sean Craig, Financial Consultant, IPI Wealth Management, Inc.

Sunburst Nursery and Penn Landscaping

Comet Sponsors

Avanti's Italian Restaurant


Flying Aces Hockey

Brad and Renee Hutchison

Specs Around Town

Penny Wilson, Broker, Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group

Tony Roma's 

Contact Us

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

Make a Gift

Chris Downing

Executive Director
Phone: 309-268-8587

Melissa Fasig

Scholarship Questions
Phone: 309-268-8102

Larissa McIlvain

Event Questions
Phone: 309-268-8125