Each year at its Celebrating Local Philanthropy Luncheon, Illinois Prairie Community Foundation awards its Philanthropist(s) of the Year award. In 2020, the event will be Nov. 19 at the Holiday Inn & Conference Center, 8 Traders Circle, Normal (formerly the Radisson).

The nomination period is open each June and July, with nomination forms due by July 31.

Criteria for nomination – an individual, couple or family residing in McLean, DeWitt, Livingston or Logan County who demonstrates:

  • Outstanding civic responsibility through contributions of financial resources and voluntary commitment of time
  • Willingness to serve in leadership roles, providing vision and the ability to involve others in philanthropic activity
  • Impact of philanthropic efforts.

A relationship with the Community Foundation is desirable but not required. Current IPCF Board members and staff are not eligible for nomination.

Top two nominees not selected in the previous year will automatically be considered for the current year.

Download a nomination form and view list of past recipients of the award.