Cloud County Community College is excited to introduce our new sports information director, Cloud Alum, Eric Gilliland, ’07. Gilliland, a Concordia native became the college’s first SID in September.
“The opportunity to move back home and work in athletics was ultimately what made the decision (to apply for the job) easy,” Gilliland said. “Concordia is an amazing place to raise a family, and I have a life-long passion for Cloud County athletics.”
While attending Cloud, Gilliland played on the baseball team and was the sports editor for the newspaper. He continued to play baseball at Fort Hays State University and was a writing intern in sports information in the Athletic Department.
“I didn’t realize that my love for sports and writing would lead me to a position as sports information director in my hometown and alma mater,” Gilliland said.
Gilliland said his number one priority is a new website for athletics and plans for it to go live Tuesday, Oct. 13.
Cloud athletics now has more of a presence on social media. Gilliland launched @CCCCSports on Twitter last month, and he said it’s already gaining a following.
“My ultimate goal is to stimulate a positive image for CCCC,” Gilliland said. “In time, this position has the potential to stimulate athletic recruiting, enrollment and fundraising.”
Gilliland and his wife Ambria, also a Concordia native, have a son, Jack, who will turn three in October. He is the son of Phil and Brenda Gilliland, Concordia.
End of Year Giving
In a time where the cost of higher education is rising, CCCC counts on support from our alumni and friends. As you consider your charitable gifts between now and the end of the year, remember that gifts made now can generate income tax deductions that could help reduce your income tax bill. The amount you save depends on tax rates and the portion of your gifts you are allowed to deduct.
CCCC Sophmore, Laura Sudbeck said "I know that many of the resources I have benefited from while a student at the Cloud County Community College were made possible by the generosity of others."
Students like Laura and her classmates succeed in part because of the generosity of alumni and friends like you. Your participation at any level makes a world of difference to students.
We invite you to further enhance the lives of our students and faculty by making your 2015 gift before December 31, 2015.
Three Ways to Make a Charitable Gift
Gift of Cash
You can deduct annual cash gifts (checks, credit card, etc.) up to 39.6 percent of adjusted gross income annually. On a $10,000 cash gift in the 28 percent tax bracket, you save $2,800 in taxes.
Multiple-Year Gift Pledge
You can deduct cash pledged over a period of years, up to 50 percent of adjusted gross income for the portion given each year. On a $30,000 cash gift over three years ($10,000 each year) in a 28 percent bracket, you save $2,800 in taxes each year.
Bequest Made in a Will
One of the simplest ways is to give part of your estate. You can make a gift bequest, after others have been provided for, of a dollar amount, specific property, a percentage of the estate, or what is left (remainder) to the Foundation.