Welcome to Aaron herrera's Personal Fundraising Page!


Please help us, the JCCC Graphic Design students fund our senior show!

I invite you to take part in helping my fellow classmates and I fund our senior show! Each spring, the senior class will display their work at a senior show, to network with local design professionals and celebrate our hard work with family and friends, which is an opportunity for us to gain insight and feedback in a professional setting. Please help my classmates and I succeed in making the 2018 Senior Show the best one yet!

Thank you for taking the time to visit my page and I hope you considering supporting our passion!


Raised of $5,000 goal.






Days Left
This campaign ended on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018

Recruitment, networking, industry jobs

Our Graphic Design program at Johnson County Community College is quite rigorous. Even though we are an Associates program, we compete for the same jobs as the local art & design colleges with four-year degrees. The Kansas City design and advertising community is spectacular! Many of our students are already involved in this community, either through professional groups like the American Institute of Graphic Arts KC chapter, or the American Advertising Federation of KC, or through their internships that they got thanks to our professors and advisors. 

The Graduating/Recruitment Showcase started in 2000, and is highly anticipated by both professionals and students. Our soon-to-be graduates start planning the show in the fall, sketching out ideas and brainstorming for a brand that will be applied throughout the campaign. From the postcards we send out to the creative professionals, to the website we create to exhibit our graduates' online presence, we strive to "look professional" and showcase our best .  

The showcase is designated to be on the same night as other schools' showcases so that professionals need only go out one night to look for talent. Alumni of our program will come to our showcase to catch up with their classmates as well as recruit the talent of the graduating class.

Above Left: An example of a graduate's tables, carefully laid out to display their portfolio, business cards, and tangibles.
Above Right : Graduates engaging with professionals over their portfolios

Below: Graduates presenting their portfolios to professionals.

NOTE: Donations do not contribute to students immediately. Primarily, donations will go to paying for the behind the scenes expenses of hosting the show, such as catering and venue rental. Once those expenses have been met, the remaining funds will be divided by the graduating class to help pay for their personal expenses like printing their business cards and resumes.

Thank you! 

  Published on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018 at 09:55 PM (CDT)

We have finished our campaign, raising $4,360! Thanks to all of our donors, we are so grateful for your contributions!

As well as the students who helped make this campaign a success. We have an incredible group of students that came together and used their talents for the benefit of the graduating class and for the graphic design program at JCCC. 

I hope you'll join us at the recruitment showcase, Thursday, May 3rd from 5-9pm, at Liberty Memorial. 

Happy New Year!  

  Published on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018 at 09:55 PM (CDT)

Here’s to another great year of life and design! We were lucky enough to get an extension on our campaign, so we are going to make the most of it! If one of your resolutions is to be more charitable, you can start right here!

Season’s Greetings! 

  Published on Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017 at 12:20 AM (CDT)

Happy Holidays from the JCCC Graphic Design Club! We are enjoying our well deserved break and hope you are too! 

If you are still in a generous and giving spirit, we welcome all donations! 

And a happy new year to you all!

Half way done! 

  Published on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 at 09:08 PM (CDT)

We have half of our goal, at the half way mark in our campaign! Everyone has been working feverishly to put the finishing touches on their projects this semester. Many thanks to our donors! We can hardly contain our gratitude and excitement.

Day 10 Update 

  Published on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017 at 06:09 PM (CDT)

We are ten days through our campaign and 43% funded! That’s fantastic! Thanks to everyone on our team working hard on this campaign and on making yourselves better designers. But we still need help! Our designers, artists, coders, and makers about to graduate need your help to be able to exhibit their portfolios and network with Kansas City professionals.


Lara Hadley, above left, and Mickaela Hoffpauir, above right, put a great deal of thought into the layouts of their table. Even using the space behind the table to show off the t-shirt designs they made! Both of these talented ladies graduated in May 2017.

10% in one day! 

  Published on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017 at 04:42 AM (CDT)

Well done, team! 

We already have 10% in less than two days! But we have to keep pushing! Be sure to share on social media as well as emails.

Remember to thank the people that have donated!

Danielle Grotbeck


Ethan Ferguson Ticao


Nancy Schneider-Wilson

Holly Thomas

Gave $10.00

krysztof nemeth

Gave $25.00

Karen Willis

Gave $20.00

Tosha Everhart

Gave $25.00

Jacqueline Suptic

Gave $20.00

Baile Winslow

Gave $10.00

Michaela Butler

Gave $25.00

Trevor Marshall

Gave $20.00

Kelly Yarborough

Gave $100.00

Lisa Swalwell

Gave $50.00

Cynthia Ticao

Gave $200.00

Debbie Shatto

Gave $50.00

Susan Sheffield

Gave $50.00

Steven Kidwell

Gave $25.00

Brandi Hawk

Gave $20.00

Mallory Franklin

Gave $10.00

Brad Bransky

Gave $100.00

Trish Bransky

Gave $100.00

Megan Paulsen

Gave $10.00

Kimberly Lawrence

Gave $100.00

Tim Garrett

Gave $100.00

Louise Kingston

Gave $50.00

Kat Foster

Gave $10.00

Brent Franklin

Gave $100.00

William Lahey

Gave $50.00

Wendy & John Killen

Gave $250.00

David Johnson

Gave $75.00

Diane Maggiore

Gave $100.00

Ryan Hubbard

Gave $25.00

Joe and Shirley Sicilian

Gave $200.00

Sieglinde Bonfilio

Gave $100.00

Nancy Wang

Gave $50.00

Tyler Absher

Gave $25.00

Kelli Cronk

Gave $25.00

Mila Blurton

Gave $100.00

Jill Swanberg

Gave $25.00

Kenn and Michelle Blurton

Gave $200.00

Margaret M Salva

Gave $10.00

christine loneman

Gave $100.00

Tyrel Stiles

Gave $25.00

Evan Lavender

Gave $10.00

Debbie Wright

Gave $100.00

Jennifer Bernett

Gave $25.00

Andrew Hergert

Gave $10.00

Nicholas Lindeman

Gave $25.00

Laura Rook

Gave $50.00

Jeff Ballard

Gave $100.00

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Thank You cards

Give $5

The cost of one package of thank you cards.

Business Cards

Give $10

The cost for a student to get their custom business cards printed.

Portfolio Review Day

Give $25

This is the cost for one student to participate in the annual portfolio review. Alumni of the program and other professional designers come and look at students' work. This is critical feedback for a student graduating in May.

Portfolio Page Printing

Give $50

This is how much a student will pay to have their projects printed at a professional print shop.


Give $200

A student can expect to pay this much for a professional portfolio book. These books are often customized to fit with the designer's style.