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The PNC Foundation and Ruby K. Worner Charitable Trust Recognized 37 Teachers

WMBD Video Posting: Teachers receive grants for classroom projects PEORIA HEIGHTS – Teachers across Central Illinois are giving a toast to education and excellence. The PNC Foundation and Ruby K. Worner charitable trust recognized 37 teachers. The group of teachers gathered for a luncheon at the Country Club of Peoria. Teachers say the money will […]


Vernon “Butch” Gudat Memorial Scholarship

2019 Butch Gudat Fund Press Release – January 23rd events       2019 marks the 36th anniversary of Captain Vernon “Butch” Gudat’s death fighting the Main Street apartment complex fire in downtown Peoria. Captain Gudat sustained fatal head injuries on January 23, 1983 when a brick wall in the burning building collapsed. He served […]


Ending Hunger Together … article by Mark Roberts

“By coordinating efforts and attacking systemic issues, CFCI hopes to break the cycle of hunger in central Illinois.” Ending Hunger Together appears in the January 2019 issue of iBi magazine.   Mark Roberts with Bradley University students Kollynn Rivera, Kamila Achi,Alejandro Mendoza and Rebeca Gomez representing the local chapter of the Association of Latino Professionals […]


Ending Hunger Together … in the news

The Community Foundation of Central Illinois is very thankful for the media coverage of our Ending Hunger Together press conference announcing our new fund and grant opportunity. WMBD coverage of Ending Hunger Together Press Conference WEEK coverage of Ending Coverage Together Press Conference


CFCI Board Vice Chair Don Shafer receives the 2018 Tom Connor Service Award

Congratulations to Don Shafer, who was honored with the Tom Connor Service Award from the Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce. Don serves as Board Vice Chair for the Community Foundation of Central Illinois. We thank him for his dedication to CFCI as well as the rest of the community.


Community Foundation Awards Over $157,000 in 2018 Fall Grants Cycle

On Tuesday, October 30, 2018, the Community Foundation of Central Illinois hosted a reception to recognize the recipients of more than $157,000 awarded from the Community Needs and the Local Jobs fund grant programs.  Through the generous contributions of our fundholders, the Community Foundation is able to support many deserving nonprofit organizations in the central […]


AFP Recognizes Mark Roberts at National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon

Each year, the central Illinois Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) honors donors, volunteers and fundraising executives whose gifts of time, expertise and resources contribute significantly to the success of the non-profit agencies and institutions they serve.  This year, Community Foundation CEO, Mark Roberts, was recognized with the Ian T. Sturrock Outstanding Fundraising […]


Mark Roberts on the Greg & Dan Show Nov 1, 2018

Listen to Mark Roberts on the Greg & Dan Show, November 1, 2018, announcing CFCI’s new Ending Hunger Together initiative.  


What Is Your Dream?

Check out this article by our CEO, Mark Roberts, in the October 2018 issue of iBi Magazine. Mark Roberts, CEO Community Foundation of Central Illinois


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