Published November 24, 2015 in the Daily Herald.
The original article can be found here.
On #ILGive — Dec. 1 — nonprofits, families, businesses, and students around the world come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. In Illinois, we have one bold goal: $6 million raised by Illinois social impact organizations — in one day.
#ILGive is a statewide, nonpartisan movement to support the nonprofit communities in Illinois by increasing individual civic, social, and philanthropic engagement.
Its goal is to unite the state of Illinois in celebrating the contributions nonprofits make to increasing the quality of life in our state and to promote the values of philanthropy in providing ongoing support for their missions.
This campaign welcomes the active participation of individuals, community leaders, nonprofits, elected officials, corporate partners, and the funding community — as we all have a stake in ensuring a stronger Illinois by working together.
#ILGive will launch on Tuesday, Dec. 1, as part of the nationwide #GivingTuesday campaign. Visit www.ilgive.com
Participating foundations and corporations include: The Coleman Foundation, Exelon, Governors State University, Grand Victoria Foundation, Groupon, The Mayer & Morris Kaplan Family Foundation, Microsoft, Oak Park River-Forest Community Foundation, Polk Bros. Foundation, and Retirement Research Foundation.
Participating nonprofits include: 2FR Projects, A Better Chicago, A Just Harvest, A Night Out, A Safe Haven Foundation, About Face Theatre, Academy of Scholastic Achievement, Advance Illinois, Advocate Children’s Hospital, African American Space Guild, AgeOptions, Aging Care Connections, AIDS Foundation of Chicago, Albums of Hope, Alliance for the Advancement of Cellular Therapies, Alliance to End Homelessness in Suburban Cook County, Allie’s Friends Foundation, Allowance for Good, Altus Academy, Amate House, American Bar Foundation, American Writers Museum, Amigos de lás Américas, Chicago Urban, Angelic Organics Learning Center, Apna Ghar, Inc. (Our Home), Arab American Family Services, ARC Gallery & Educational Foundation, Artemisia, A Chicago Theatre, Arts Alliance Illinois, As Good as Gold – Golden Retriever Rescue of Illinois, Asian Human Services, Aspire, Association for Individual Development, Association House of Chicago, Avenues to Independence, Ballet 5:8 (Ballet Five Eight NFP), Barrel of Monkeys, Barrington Youth and Family Services, Beacon Therapeutic Diagnostic & Treatment Center, Because I Care Inc, Become: Center for Community Engagement and Social Change, Benedictine Sisters of Chicago, Benedictine University, Bethany for Children & Families, Bethlehem Lutheran Child Development Center, Big Shoulders Fund, Black Ensemble Theater, Blair Thomas & Co, Blessed Sacrament School, Springfield, Blue Cap, Borderbend Arts Collective, Bottom Line – Chicago, Boys & Girls Club of Elgin, Braking Traffik, Breastfeed Chicago, BUILD, Inc., CAIR-Chicago, Cambodian Association of Illinois, Cancer Support Center, Cancer Wellness Center, Care for Real, Carpe Ventus, CARPLS Legal Aid, CASA Lake County, Catholic Charities, CEDA, Celebrate Differences, Center for Advancing Domestic Peace.org, Center for Disability & Elder Law, Center for Enriched Living, Center for Independence through Conductive Education, Center of Concern, Central Counties Health Centers Inc., Central Illinois Foodbank, Centro de Informacion, Changing Worlds, Champaign Parks Foundation, Chicago Abortion Fund, Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation, Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago Botanic Garden, Chicago Cares, Chicago Charity Challenge, Chicago Children’s Theatre, Chicago Coalition for the Homeless, Chicago Community Loan Fund, Chicago Council on Science and Technology – Chicago, IL, Chicago Federation of Labor Workers Assistance Committee, Chicago Flyers, Chicago Foundation for Education, Chicago Foundation for Women, Chicago Freedom School, Chicago Fringe Festival, Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus, Chicago Hearing Voices, Chicago History Museum, Chicago Innocence Center, Chicago Jobs Council, Chicago Lights, Chicago Metro History Education Center, Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women’s Network, Chicago Tech Academy, Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, Chicago Women’s Health Center, Chicago Youth Centers, Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Child Abuse Council, Children’s Literacy Initiative, Children’s Museum of Illinois, Children’s Theatre of Elgin, Chinese American Service League, Chinese Mutual Aid Association, CHIRP Radio, ChristianHomeCare Services Inc, Christian Community Health Center, CJE SeniorLife, College Bound Opportunities, Community Animal Rescue Effort, Community Center for the Arts, Community Crisis Center, Inc., Community Health, CommunityHealth, Concerned Christian Men, Congo Square Theatre Company, Cook County Justice for Children, COOL Ministries, Cornerstone Community Outreach, Countryside Association for People with Disabilities, Crisis Center for South Suburbia, Crisis Nursery, Cure Violence, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Deborah’s Place, DeKalb Public Library, Designs for Dignity, Disabled Patriot Fund, Inc., Domestic Violence Legal Clinic, Dove, Inc., DuPage Habitat for Humanity, East Village Youth Program, Easter Seals DuPage & Fox Valley, Easter Seals Metropolitan Chicago, Eastern Illinois Foodbank, Ecker Center for Mental Health, Economic Awareness Council, eighth blackbird, El Valor, Elderday Center, Inc., ElevArte Community Studio, Elgin History Museum, Elgin Master Chorale, Elgin Partnership for Early Learning, Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra, Elim Christian Services, Elmhurst-Yorkfield Food Pantry, Embarc, Emerald City Theatre, Environmental Defenders of McHenry County, EPIC- Engaging Philanthropy, Inspiring Creatives, Equip for Equality, Erie Family Health Center, Esperanza Health Centers, Ethiopian Community Association of Chicago, Evangelical Covenant Church, Facing Forward to End Homelessness, Faith in Place, Family Alliance, Family Focus, Family Health Partnership Clinic, Fathers Who Care, Federation for Community Schools, Feline Friends Chicago, Food for Greater Elgin, Forest Preserve Foundation, Fox Valley Academy of Music Performance, Frank Lloyd Wright Trust, Free Spirit Media, Free Write Jail Arts & Literacy Program, Friedman Place, Friends of the Chicago River, Friends of the Forest Preserves, Fulcrum Point New Music Project, Gads Hill Center, Garfield Park Community Council, Gift of Adoption, Girls on the Run of Central Illinois, Grande Prairie Choral Arts, Grant Park Music Festival, Great Books Foundation, Greater Chicago Food Depository, Greater Elgin Family Care Center, Greenheart International, Groupon, Growing Home, Inc., H.O.M.E. (Housing Opportunities & Maintenance for the Elderly), Habitat for Humanity of Champaign County, Habitat for Humanity of Sangamon County, Hamilton Wings, HandsOn Suburban Chicago, Hanul Family Alliance, Harmony Hope and Healing, Have Dreams, Healing Pathways Cancer Resource Center, Health & Medicine Policy Research Group, Healthcare Alternative Systems, HealthConnect One, HFS Chicago Scholars, HighSight, Historical Society of Oak Park and River Forest, Home of Hope Cancer Wellness Center, House of the Good Shepherd Chicago, Housing Opportunities and Maintenance for the Elderly (H.O.M.E.), Housing Opportunity Development Corporation, Housing Options, HPNC, Hult Center for Healthy Living, Human Service Center of Southern Metro-East, Hydrogen Horizon, IARF, Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, Illinois Collaboration on Youth, Illinois Council of the Blind, Inc., Illinois Counseling Association Foundation, Illinois Humanities, Illinois Hunger Coalition, Illinois Network of Charter Schools, Illinois Partners for Human Service, Illinois Science & Technology Institute – R&D STEM Learning Exxchange, Illinois YMCA Youth and Government, Illinois Youth Dance Theatre, IMD Guest House, Imerman Angels, Infant Welfare Society of Chicago, Innovations for Learning, Instituto del Progreso Latino, Interfaith Committee for Detained Immigrants, International Latino Cultural Center, IPHA AmeriCorps Program, Jane Addams Senior Caucus, JC is the Way Ministries, Inc., Jewish Council for Youth Services, JOURNEYS | The Road Home, Junior Achievement of Chicago, Junior League of Chicago, Karam Foundation, Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful, Kids In Danger, Kinetic Dance Company, Kinship United, Kishwaukee Family YMCA, Kohl Children’s Museum of Greater Chicago, Korean American Community Services, Kreider Services, L’Arche Chicago, La Leche League Evanston Wilmette, Ladder Up, LAF, Lake County Underage Drinking and Drug Prevention Task Force, Landmarks Illinois, Lawrence Hall, Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing, Lazarus House, Legal Council for Health Justice, Leukemia Research Foundation, LifeLine Pilots, LIFT USA, Lincoln Park Village, Literacy Works, Little Brothers -Friends of the Elderly, Little City, Little Village Environmental Justice Organization, Loaves & Fishes Community Services, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Chicago, Lost Boyz, Inc., Lucky Plush Productions, Lutheran Choir of Chicago, Lyric Opera, M.U.R.A.L, Maot Chitim of Greater Chicago, Marillac St. Vincent Family Services, Marklund, Maryville Academy, Mercy Home for Boys & Girls, Metropolitan Family Services, Midland Institute for Entrepreneurship, Midwest Mission Distribution Center, Mini O’Beirne Crisis Nursery, Morton Community Foundation, Moving Dock Theatre Co, Mujeres Latinas en Accion, My Favorite Outfit, Namaste Charter School, NAMI Chicago, NAMI Cook County North Suburban, NAMI Metro Suburban, Naperville Heritage Society, National Immigrant Justice Center, National Museum of Mexican Art, Near North Unity Program, Neumann Family Services, Neurofibromatosis Midwest, New Leaders Council Chicago, New Moms, Newberger Hillel at the University of Chicago, Newberry Consort, Nicasa, North Lawndale Employment Network, North Shore Senior Center, North Side Housing & Supportive Services, Northeast Community Fund, Northern Illinois Food Bank, Northside Children’s Community Library, Northwest Side Housing Center, Northwestern Settlement, Oak Park Regional Housing Center, Oak Park River-Forest Community Foundation, Oak-Leyden Developmental Services, Old Town School of Folk Music, One Hope United, Opportunity Knocks, Orchard Village, Ottawa YMCA, Our Place, PACTT Learning Center, PADS of Elgin, Inc., Pan-African Association, PASS (Pregnancy Aid South Suburbs), Pass With Flying Colors, Peoria Citizens Committee for Economic Opportunity, Inc./Peoria Area Food Bank, Pilot Light, PODER, Poetry Pals, Prairie Center Arts Foundation, Project Exploration, Project Fierce Chicago, Prosperity Gardens, Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI), Public Media Institute, Public Narrative, Pui Tak Center, QCAIR, Rebuilding Together Metro Chicago, Red Clay Dance Company, Reel Beauty, Inc., Renz Addiction Counseling Center, Restoration Ministries, Inc., Restored Hope, restoring the path, River Bend Foodbank, Riverside Foundation, Robert Crown Center for Health Education, Rockford Park District Foundation, Ronald McDonald House Charities – CNI, Rush University Medical Center, Safe Humane Chicago, Saint Xavier University, Sarah’s Inn, Schools That Can, Search, Inc., Senior Services Associates, Inc., Seniors Assistance Center, Serve Illinois, Services for Adults Staying In Their Homes, Services for Adults Staying In Therei Homes (SASI), SGA Youth and Family Services, Shattered Globe Theatre, Shedd Aquarium, Silk Road Rising, Skills for Chicagoland’s Future, Sojourn Shelter & Services, Inc., SOS Children’s Villages Illinois, South Shore Drill Team & Performing Arts Ensemble, Special Olympics Illinois, Springfield Community Federation, St. John’s Community Care, St. Jude League, St. Louis Area Foodbank, St. Martin de Porres House of Hope, STARS Family Services, Storycatchers Theatre, Streator Unlimited, Inc., Street-Level Youth Media, StreetWise, Summit School, Inc., Target H.O.P.E., TASC, Teach For America: Chicago – Northwest Indiana, Teen Parent Connection, Teen Writers And Art, The Arc of the Quad Cities Area, The ARK, The Arts of Life, The Bridge Youth and Family Services, The Cara Program, The Chicago Free School, The Chicago Lighthouse, The Douglas Center, The Dovetail Project, The Felony Free Society, The Honeycomb Project, The Hope Center, The Hypocrites, The Joffrey Ballet, The Kennedy Forum – Illinois, The Kindling Group, The Learning Center/House of Connections, The Literacy Connection, The Morton Arboretum, The Night Ministry, The Renaissance Collaborative, The Resurrection Project, The Safe Haven Network, The Sports Shed, The University of Chicago Collegiate Scholars Program, Thresholds, TLC Pregnancy Services, Trans Lifeline, Transitions Mental Health Services, Tri-State Food Bank, Trilogy Behavioral Healthcare, Trinity Services, Trinity Services Inc., Truth in Accounting, Turning Point Behavioral Health Care Center, Twist Out Cancer, uBack, United Way of Central Illinois, United Way of Lake County, United Way of Metropolitan Chicago, United Way of Rock River Valley, University of Illinois at Chicago, Urban Gateways, Vaughn & Friends Alumni Association, Inc., VNA Health Care, Vocalo, VOCEL, Voices For Illinois Children, Volunteers of America of Illinois, WBEZ, Well Child Center, Wellness House, WITS, Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC), Wonder Works Children’s Museum, Wood Family Foundation, World Relief – Moline, Wright-Way Rescue, WTTW, YMCA of Danville, YMCA of Metro Chicago, YogaCare, Young at Heart Pet Rescue, Young Life Oak Park River Forest, Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Chicago, Youth Guidance, Youth Job Center, YouthBuild Lake County, YWCA Elgin, ZION Development Corporation.