Who We Are

  • Mission Statement

    The Friends of Morton Foundation supports the mission, programs, and activities of Morton Community College District #527. The Foundation offers such support by being a source of additional revenue through attending to small capital needs for resources under $25,000 for the College. The Foundation also raises funds on its behalf and distributes those funds non-discriminatory to the College, College programs and College students to help improve and enhance the quality of the educational experience. The Friends of Morton Foundation prides itself in helping support the highest serving Latino and Hispanic public community college east of the Mississippi.

    Message From Our President, Dr. Stan Fields

    The Friends of Morton Foundation Board of Directors is dedicated to fundraising in order to provide our students with the support that they need to ensure their collegiate success. I strongly encourage you to consider contributing to any of the foundation’s donation opportunities.

    Whether your contribution can be small or large, rest assured that your money will go a long way to helping students directly and also know that your gifts will be greatly appreciated.

    Leadership Team

    The Friends of Morton Foundation Board of Directors is crucial to our fundraising success. Each Board Member brings a unique vision and resources to the team. Together our five board members work to pursue the Foundation’s goals.

    Board of Directors

                          Jason Bakk                     Derade Collins
    Maria Azada
    Strategic Account Executive,
    Comcast Cable


    Jason Bakk
    Plant Manager,


    Manager of Community Relations & Economic Development,
    Nicor Gas
     Friends of Morton Foundation Board 3                     Friends of Morton Foundation Board 2                     Friend of Morton Foundation Board 4
    Morton College

    United Scrap Metal


    David Schmeitzer
    Service Manager,
    United Parcel Service 

    Director of Government, Education, Non-Profits
    World Data Systems
    Dr. Fields                      Friends of Morton Foundation Board 1                      
    Morton College
    Sallie Nyhan
    Friends of Morton Foundation
    Development Officer


    Friends of Morton Sponsors Feb 2018
    Friends of Morton Logo Sidebar 



    Sallie Nyhan, 
    Development Officer
    3801 S Central Ave
    Building D, Room 137
    Cicero, IL 60804
    (847) 657-0001