Trivia Night

May 17th, 2016

Trivia Night

Friday, September 23, 2016
Collinsville VFW Post*
1234 Vandalia St., Collinsville, Il 62234
Doors Open @ 6 PM   —  Trivia begins @ 7 PM Sharp!!!
*The VFW sponsors a fish fry on Friday nights. Come early and enjoy a delicious fish sandwich before we play!

Cash prize awarded to the top table!
You can bring your own snacks, but all drinks MUST be purchased from the bar.
$120 per table (up to 8 people) or $15 per person
Tables MUST be paid for in advance – Please register by Friday, Sept. 16, 2016
Raffle Items, 50/50, Round Sponsorships and other opportunities to support TNF are available.
Make checks payable to and return reservation (below) to:
The Nicol Foundation
#1 Executive Park,
P. O. Box 907
Granite City. IL 62040-0907

For more information about
The Nicol Foundation :

For any questions, contact the Foundation office at: (618) 931-2333 or Dale Bohn at: (618) 980-0119

Please click here to download the PDF form and return with registration fee.
Please use one form per table registration.
Need a Team? Individual participants will be assigned randomly to a team.

Gosebrink Earns Nicol Foundation’s Belleville CEO Scholarship

May 15th, 2016

(From left) Beth Nicol, (The Nicol Foundation (TNF) Co-founder), Helen Creson (Forrest Creson’s widow), Kevin Nicol (TNF Co-founder & President), Cassandra Amorado (CEO student & honoree), Heather Gosebrink (CEO student & Scholarship recipient), Alijah Gillespie (CEO student & honoree), Dale Bohn (TNF Board Member), Steve Creson (Forrest Creson’s son)

The Nicol Foundation honored Althoff High School senior Heather Gosebrink with the Foundation’s inaugural Belleville CEO Forrest T. Creson Memorial Scholarship at a 2016 Senior-Parent Recognition Ceremony for Althoff students on May 1st at Fisher’s Restaurant. A student of the CEO (Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities) class, Gosebrink was also an Honor Roll student active on the Althoff Golf Team, Student Council, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, St. Vincent de Paul, Crusaders Against Alcohol and Drugs and Rotary Interact Club. Also recognized were CEO honor students Cassandra Amorado, Alijah Gillespie and Jessica Stern.

Requirements for the Nicol Foundation scholarship are to:

  • Be an active enrollee and participant in the CEO Class.
  • Obtain four character references from:
    • A teacher or administrator
    • A business leader/mentor
    • A Church/Synagogue leader
    • And an at large reference.
  • Compose a 500 word (or less) essay on “American Exceptionalism”.


The Nicol Foundation (TNF) was established in 2014 by retired educators Kevin & Beth Nicol to honor family and the Nicol Financial Services businesses. With a mission to support “Faith-based” American Exceptionalism, TNF is non-denominational and supports Entrepreneurism through creativity, innovation and most importantly, self-reliance. Offices are located near Granite City within the Nicol Financial Services Executive Park by Highways 203 and 270. To contact TNF; Phone: 618-931-2333 or website:


2016 CEO Empowerment Day

February 5th, 2016

CEO-Empowerment-Day-PosterThe Nicol Foundation will hold it’s CEO Empowerment Day event on October 21st, 2016. Guest speaker will be retired CBS White House Correspondent, Peter Maer.  An Edward R. Murrow Award winner and member of the the Granite City High School and SIUe Hall of Fames. Beyond an event for the CEO classes, it will be open to the public but will have limited seating (priority to TNF donors and sponsors). Details for acquiring tickets will be made later this summer. STAY TUNED!

2015 CEO Empowerment Day Speakers

December 23rd, 2015

CEO Program Founder and President Craig Lindvahl




TNF Vice-President Dr. Almeda Lahr-Well



TNF Vice-President Nancy ‘Nicol’ Vetter-Staten



TNF President Kevin Nicol



Special Guest John O’Leary



Instructing CEO Classes

December 23rd, 2015

Kevin Nicol Teaching in Belleville Class


Belleville Class



Kevin Nicol Teaches Granite City Class



Granite City Class



2015 CEO Empowerment Day Attendees

December 23rd, 2015

CEO Empowerment Day General Session



Lindvahl, Nicol, and O’Leary




Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays From Your Friends At The Nicol Foundation!

December 14th, 2015

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Davis Earns Nicol Foundation Scholarship

August 24th, 2015


Essay Presentation to Granite City Rotary

August 24th, 2015

Scholarship Finalists

Jeremiah Liebold, Karen Greenwald (Class facilitator), Briana Davis, and Alexis Khammanyvong



Scholarship Finalists with CEO Board Members



Scholarship Finalists with Nicol Foundation Board Members


Granite City High School Senior Recognition Night

August 24th, 2015

Plaque presented to GCHS

Plaque presented to GCHS


Kevin Nicol Presenting Scholarship to recipient, Brianna Davis and Plaque to GCHS