IPCF NEWSLETTER MARCH 2018
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Two Join IPCF Board of Directors
The Illinois Prairie Community Foundation Board of 
Directors has elected two local men to the board. Josh
Josh Barnett
Barnett will serve on the board's Grants Committee while Adrian Barr will join the board's Governance Committee.

Barnett is Development Coordinator at Advocate Charitable Foundation, the philanthropy arm 
of Advocate BroMenn Medical 
Center and AdvocateEureka
Adrian Barr
Hospital, and i s a member of the McLean County Board.

Barr is Managing Attorney for Prairie State Legal Services' Bloomington office.He serves on the board of directors of the Immigration Project and the United Way of McLean County. 

Read More about Barnett and Barr.
2018-19 YEP Membership Applications Live
Youth Engaged in Philanthropy - a youth-led initiative of Illinois Prairie Community Foundation that manages a $10,000 philanthropic budget to allocate grant funds to local youth-focused initiatives - is seeking members for its 2018-19 school year.

Please submit an  application  by 
Monday, April 23, 2018, in order to be considered for the next YEP cohort.
Women to Women Spring Forum
The Women to Women Giving Circle will hold its Spring Forum on Early Childhood Education and Intervention on May 1 at the ISU Alumni Center in Normal.

The event, from 4:30-6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1, will begin with a review of research done by Illinois State University students Lauren Neitzel and Aly Frantzen. A panel of local school district officials and social services experts will then discuss what early intervention means to them and why it is important to our community. An audience participation question-and-answer session will follow. 

Women to Women has chosen Early Childhood Education and Intervention as the focus of its next grant cycle and this forum serves to further educate members on the importance of funding programs serving this population and their support groups.

For more information on the Spring Forum, contact IPCF at 309-662-4477.
Funds That Support Causes in Community
Did you know that IPCF has numerous funds that support various causes important to our community? 

These funds provide much-needed funding for movements. Read more about some of IPCF's  cause funds by clicking on their names:
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 & Conference Center in 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?  

Requirements:
  • 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.
Recently Added Funds
These funds have recently opened at IPCF. Click to make an online donation to the fund.
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