LCCC Foundation Legacy Society
Leave YOUR Legacy
Every year supporters of the LCCC Foundation make a significant impact in the lives of our students and the development of the college. A great way to ensure a legacy of support is through membership in the LCCC Foundation Legacy Society!
Members of the Legacy Society have chosen to include LCCC in their estate and long-term planning. Their forethought and dedication to LCCC will ensure that the college can continue its mission to transform lives through the power of inspired learning.
Areas that have benefitted from legacy gifts include:
- Scholarship programs
- Capital construction and facility renovations
- Academic programming
- Golden Eagle Athletics
- Student experiences outside of the classroom
Legacy gifts can include life insurance and bequests, real state, rollovers, and retirement plans. We can work with you and your financial advisor to craft a plan that meets your financial goals, while making a lasting impact on the college.
Please consult your attorney or tax advisor before making any charitable gift planning decision.
Hans Seitz’s passion for the beautification and development of Cheyenne is evident in the organizations he supports. From the Downtown Development Authority, to the Lincoln Theater and the Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra. Seitz is keenly aware of how beauty (in all of its forms and functions) can impact someone’s experience.
“Culture and beauty are aspects of the community that make this place special, they can also help attract and retain future generations to Cheyenne. I am proud to have been a part of the visual and cultural beautification of Cheyenne, and I am proud to continue that at LCCC.”
Seitz’ passion for the growth and development of this community sprang from his passion for service and connections.
Seitz has included the LCCC Foundation in his long-term planning; specifically, to enhance and develop the physical campus in Cheyenne. The expansion of hardscapes and landscapes, while understanding the limitation of the regional climate and the need to be conservation-minded is a challenge the college faces as Cheyenne grows to the south and east. Transforming the college’s physical environment into a vibrant and appealing place is important to providing an engaging campus for students.
“With this legacy gift, I hope to not only inspire students to find their path at LCCC, but to also inspire them with a sense of place and a connection to that place. I hope that students connect with the campus and the community, and see the opportunities in Cheyenne for their future.”
Earl and Carol Kabeiseman
As the first director of the nursing program, Carol Kabeiseman has not only participated in the growth of the of the college, but has also been instrumental in the development and transformation of our students. “In the early years we were one big family. Helping each and every student get through their program, making sure they stayed on track for graduation. We also made sure the students had the proper supplies to be a success in the classroom; books, coats, rides to campus, we were all invested in the students’ success. We wanted to remove as many barriers to education as we possibly could.”
This spirit of access to education and dedication to student success was prevalent throughout Carol’s 33 years at the college, and continues today through the Kabeiseman’s support of LCCC. Carol and Earl have chosen to support students in the Health Sciences & Wellness Pathway by establishing an endowed scholarship for nursing students, and through the creation of an endowed fund to provide equipment for the nursing program. “We have seen how an education in nursing can change someone’s life. From a single mother striving to bring herself and her family out of poverty, to a 63year-old following their passion to care for others; helping students discover a rewarding career is truly powerful. The achievement of a student earning their degree will have an impact for generations to come. Life changing experiences are what LCCC can provide, and that is what we want to ensure continues.”
In addition to LCCC, Carol and Earl are dedicated supporters of other community organizations in Cheyenne; and the thread that ties them all together is how they make a difference in the Cheyenne community. “If you want to support this community, then support LCCC! So many of the graduates from LCCC stay in this community to raise families, work, and provide opportunities for the next generation. We feel very fortunate for all the opportunities this community provides and we want to give back in a lasting and meaningful way.”
Legacy in Action
The Estate of Thomas Roeseler
In 2020, the estate of Thomas Roeseler made a generous gift to support the Trades & Technical Studies Studies Pathway at LCCC. The gift included support for student scholarships, programmatic support, and funding for initiatives that support Career and Technical Education.
As a result of the gift, the Trades & Technical Studies Pathway has been able to significantly upgrade needed equipment, ensuring that students work with industry-best equipment and materials. Additionally, LCCC students have benefited from an expanded scholarship program with increased access to post-secondary educational opportunities and training.
The Pathway has also been able to host a community summit focused on Career and Technical Education do to this gift. This summit connected local school districts, post-secondary education, and industry leaders in an effort to strengthen trades education and the path to workforce after high school.
This generous gift has made a tremendous impact not only on LCCC and our students, but the entire community. The legacy of Thomas and Olive Roeseler will continue for generations in Laramie County.
The Estate of Mary Jo Carson
In 2016, a gift from the Estate of Mary Jo Carson was directed to support students and opportunities in eastern Laramie County, along with an unrestricted gift. The unrestricted gift provided the LCCC Foundation a unique opportunity to grow the Golden Eagle Athletic Scholarship, providing support to LCCC’s student athletes. Through the generosity and foresight of Ms. Carson, to provide LCCC with an unrestricted gift, the college and foundation were able to identify an area of greatest need when the gift was received. LCCC athletics can now be more competitive when recruiting students and provide support to our student athletes as they reach their educational and athletic goals.
In 2020, the Golden Eagle Athletic Scholarship awarded over $13,000 in scholarship support to deserving student athletes.
The growth of a dedicated athletic scholarship fund, not only helps support golden eagle athletes, but it creates opportunities for institutional scholarship programs to support ALL LCCC Students.
The generous gift from the Mary Jo Carson Estate has been a significant catalyst to the growth of the athletic scholarship program, and in-turn, has contributed to the success of the Golden Eagle Athletic Program. Recipients of the scholarship have achieved all-conference and all-American honors; representing LCCC and this community at the regional and national level.