Community foundation seeks philanthropist nominees

Illinois Prairie Community Foundation

Illinois Prairie Community Foundation

BLOOMINGTON – Illinois Prairie Community Foundation is seeking nominations for its 2019 Philanthropist(s) of the Year. An individual, couple or family will be honored at the Community Foundation’s Celebrating Local Philanthropy Luncheon at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center in Normal on Nov. 14, 2019. Nominees must reside in McLean, DeWitt, Livingston or Logan counties. 

The criteria are outstanding civic responsibility as demonstrated by contributions of financial resources and voluntary commitment of time, willingness to serve in leadership roles, and providing vision and the ability to involve others in philanthropic activity. Nominations should describe in 250 words or less why the nominee deserves this recognition. Current IPCF board members and staff are not eligible to be nominated.

Past recipients are Duane and Toni Farrington, George and Myra Gordon, Darrell and Donna Hartweg, John and Marilyn Freese, John and Jan Wohlwend, Bob and Julie Dobski, Roger and Mary Hunt, Deanna Frautschi and Alan Bedell, and Jerry and Carole Ringer.

The deadline for nominations is July 31, 2019. Entries may be submitted by mail to Illinois Prairie Community Foundation, 915 E. Washington St., Suite 2, Bloomington, IL 61701 or by email to [email protected] Nomination forms are available for download from the Community Foundation’s website at For more information, call (309) 662-4477.

Illinois Prairie Community Foundation, now in its 21st year, encourages and facilitates philanthropy in McLean, DeWitt, Livingston and Logan counties by connecting donors who care with causes that matter to them. The Foundation currently manages assets of more than $16.8 million in 165 funds including endowments and donor advised, fiscal sponsorship and scholarship funds.

Press release from Illinois Prairie Community Foundation