Each November, Illinois Prairie Community Foundation celebrates local philanthropy with a Nonprofits Workshop and Philanthropy Celebration to honor our Philanthropists of the Year. The 2022 event will be held on Thursday, Nov. 17, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Bloomington.

Register for the Nonprofit Workshop or Philanthropy Lunch at bottom of page.

These two events highlight IPCF's commitment to local philanthropy. The events kick off with a Nonprofits Workshop in the morning. The noontime Philanthropy Celebration event follows the workshop and honors the Philanthropists of the Year. In 2020, IPCF began awarding two Philanthropist(s) of the Year awards - one for Bloomington-Normal and another for outside the Twin Cities (other parts of McLean County, plus DeWitt, Livingston or Logan counties). 



The topic of the 2022 IPCF Nonprofit Workshop is "Communicate, Colloborate, Connect: Invest in Building a Better Organization." Panelists will include Holly Ambuehl of Forefront, Eddie Breitweiser of pt.fwd, Victoria Padilla of Regional Office of Education #17 and Brian Wipperman of Marcfirst. A question and answer session will follow the panel discussion, with two rounds of table discussions on various communication topics wrapping up the event.

The workshop will take place from 8:30-11:30 a.m., with check-in and breakfast beginning at 8 a.m. Cost of the workshop is $30 per person; two people from the same nonprofit organization may attend for the price of one.


Jan Meadows                     Kevin Jones


The 2022 Philanthropy Luncheon celebrates philanthropy in our community and will honor the 2022 Philanthropists of the Year - Jan Meadows of Bloomington and Kevin Jones of Mackinaw.

Meadows has been chaired the Back 2 School Alliance, which provides more than 4,000 backpacks with school supplies to low-income families in Unit 5 and District 87 school districts. Jones has facilitated Listening Circles, a restorative justice practice, to provide people an opportunity to speak and listen to each other in an atmosphere of safety, respect and equality. View full bios of Meadows and Jones.

The Philanthropy Lunch begins at noon and will end at 1 p.m. Meal includes a Chicken Caesar Salad, roll and drink. Cost of the luncheon is $40 per person. A vegetarian meal option is available for those who request one at registration.


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