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There's  Still Time to Nominate Someone for Philanthropist of the Year
Myra and George Gordon were 2017 Philanthropists of the Year
Know an individual or couple who really gives back to the community? Nominate them for this year's Philanthropist of the Year award. There's still time - we're accepting nominations through Tuesday, July 31.

The award is open to an individual, couple or family who lives in McLean, DeWitt, Livingston or Logan counties.  View additional criteria for the award.

The winner(s) will be honored at the 2018 Celebrating Local Philanthropy Luncheon on Nov. 15 at the Radisson Hotel Normal.  Click here for 2018 Philanthropist(s) of the Year nomination form.
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New IPCF Board Officers, Members Elected
The Illinois Prairie Community Foundation board of directors has elected two new officers and six new members.

Mary Anne Schierman, retired from the McLean County Museum of History, is the Community Foundation's new secretary and Aaron Hays, Manager of Financial Services at Prudential, is the new treasurer. Each term is for two years; Schierman and Hays began in their new roles on July 1.

In addition, Laurie Bergner, Gregg Chadwick, Mark Jontry, Laura Kowalczyk, Sharon Mills and Cat Woods were elected to the board at the IPCF's board meeting on June 21. Each will serve a three-year term, at which time they will be eligible for re-election.

Read More about new board members
Our Impact in the Community
Many of our grant recipient programs are active in the summer and this year is no different. From  summer 
Participants at Illinois Chamber Music Festival camp at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington
reading programs to summer camps and arts programs 
to the performing arts, nonprofits are busy with many events that have received IPCF grants. 

Read more about these programs to see the impact we're having in the community:
Women to Women Informal Lunches

The Women to Women Giving Circle held three lunchtime conversations in July designed to give members and prospective members a fun and meaningful interaction on topics important to the Giving Circle. The lunches were well-attended and the conversations were lively!

Save the Date - Nov. 15, 2018
Mark your calendars now for the date of the 2018 Celebrating Local Philanthropy events. IPCF's annual workshop and luncheon will coincide with National Philanthropy Day on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018

The event will be moving to a new location - the Radisson Hotel Normal. More details will come in the next few months about the focus of the morning workshop and Philanthropist of the Year nominations.
Are You 70½? Do You Have an IRA?
Did you know that you could reduce your taxable income by donating your required minimum distribution (RMD)
to  a qualified charity?  

  • Only applies to IRA owners after they are 70½
  • Does not apply to distributions from employer plans
  • Only applies to direct transfers to qualified charities (NOT private grant-making foundations, donor advised funds or charitable gift annuities).
Community Foundations are public charitable foundations and, as thus, are eligible to receive RMD donations into any endowment, fiscal sponsorship or field of interest fund. Contact your financial planner for details on how to take advantage of this opportunity.
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