Jeff SwallowAs Lincoln College closes in on the final days of its annual LINCOLN Fund campaign, donors have the chance to see the impact of their contributions doubled, thanks to the generosity of a 1982 graduate of the college.

Lincoln College graduate and Board of Trustees member Jeffrey Swallow, Ph.D., has pledged up to $100,000 in matching funds for contributions made by June 30 to the College’s annual LINCOLN Fund drive. This is an unrestricted fund used by the College to meet critical needs and provide for technology upgrades, classroom equipment, new library resources, student life enhancements, campus beautification and new program development.

“This is a chance to double your impact as we enter the final weeks of the annual campaign,” said Debbie Ackerman, Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Lincoln College. “We are closing in on this year’s target and working to successfully raise another $100,000 for the LINCOLN Fund before the end of June. Jeff’s generous matching grant challenge will help supporters push us over the finish line.”

Swallow, president and CEO of Magnetrol International, Inc., in Aurora, is a 1982 graduate of Lincoln College. In 2009, he became a member of the Lincoln College Board of Trustees. Previously, Magnetrol International contributed $2 million to the school’s “If It Hadn’t Been for Lincoln College” Campaign for the Lincoln Center. In 2017, he pledged a matching grant challenge of $100,000 at the close of the year to help jump start the “Campaign for Lincoln College,” which is also wrapping up this summer.

Magnetrol International, Inc., manufactures process control level and flow instrumentation products to monitor and control flow rates in various applications. Over the years, the company has grown into a global operation.

“Jeff Swallow has been a tremendous supporter and this generous gift is just the latest of many he has provided to Lincoln College,” President David Gerlach said. “We very much appreciate his support, which has benefitted not just the College, but the entire community as well.”

Because Lincoln College is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization, all donations are tax deductible as allowed by law. Persons interested in contributing, can:

  • Send their gifts to the Lincoln College Advancement Office, 300 Keokuk St., Lincoln, Il, 62656;
  • Use the College’s secure online giving form that can be found at
  • Call Lincoln College at 217-735-7217.