Philanthropy Luncheon – November 18, 2021

Illinois Prairie Community Foundation

The 2021 Philanthropy Luncheon will celebrate philanthropy in our community and honor the 2021 Philanthropists of the Year – Hank and Mary Campbell of Normal and Dale Maley of Fairbury (view their bios here). We’ll also recognize in person the 2020 winners – Arthur and Camille Taylor of Bloomington and Susan Hoblit of Atlanta. The…

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Nonprofits Workshop – November 18, 2021

Illinois Prairie Community Foundation

The Nonprofits Workshop is directed to staff, board members and volunteers of nonprofits. The title of this year’s event is “Digital Communication Strategies for Nonprofit Organizations.” The Nonprofit Workshop will begin at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, at the Holiday Inn Bloomington-Normal, 8 Traders Circle, Normal, with check-in and breakfast (fruit, bagels, yogurt, juice, and…

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Miller Park Zoo Grows Conservation Efforts With Endangered Plant Garden

Reposted from The Pantagraph By Sierra Henry; Photo Courtesy Bloomington Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts BLOOMINGTON — Miller Park Zoo is not only protecting endangered animals, but through a special grant, it will also help conserve native plant species. The zoo received a $1,000 grant through the nonprofit Illinois Prairie Community Foundation to plant several…

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Experts Say Improving Diversity, Equity And Inclusion At Work Avoids Wasted Human Potential

Reposted from WGLT By Colleen Reynolds A panel of three women who have successfully worked to improve diversity, equity and inclusion in their workplaces say efforts must be intentional and strategies need to address both individual and structural changes that can be sustained. The comments came during a panel discussion, “A Local Look at Diversity,…

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Planting Seeds of Civic Engagement: Horticulture Students Gain Valuable Skills Through Service Learning

Reposted from Illinois State University News By Emily Nafziger Dr. David Kopsell knows his students learn best when they engage with the class content and get their hands dirty. Literally. That’s one reason he constantly looks for ways to provide real-world learning experiences to his horticulture students—experiences that also contribute to the Bloomington-Normal community. As…

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