Support from Community Leaders for Rockford Promise:

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Larry Morrissey

Mayor
City of Rockford

"Rockford Promise can be the critical link that improves higher education access and aspiration through building a funding system for our families and making life-long learning the pillar of our community."

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Ehren Jarrett

Superintendent
Rockford Public Schools

"I fully support the idea of a Rockford Promise. I believe a community commitment to a location-based scholarship program like the Rockford Promise would both dramatically improve the lives of students and increase local property values.

 
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Einar Forsman

President & CEO
Rockford Chamber of Commerce

"Rockford Promise has the potential to have a positive impact on the City of Rockford far beyond what one can imagine."

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Scott Christiansen

Chairman
Winnebago County Board

"John W. Whitehead said, 'Children are the living messages we send to a time we will never see.' Rockford Promise provides an opportunity to build a brighter future for our community by supporting our children today."

 
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Janyce Fadden

President of Rockford Area Economic Development Council

"Increasing the number of college graduates attracts more businesses with higher-paying jobs and, thus, our community grows."  

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