BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Illinois Prairie Community Foundation is seeking nominations for its 2018 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. 15, 2018. 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 of the honor are 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, 2018. Nomination forms are available for download from the Community Foundation’s website. Entries may be submitted by mail to Illinois Prairie Community Foundation, 2401 E. Washington St., Suite 300B, Bloomington, IL 61704 or by email to [email protected]. For more information, call (309) 662-4477.
Michele Evans, Grants & Communications Director, 309-662-4477