iBi - October 2008

Mark Roberts

Roberts’ background in development and advancement for institutions in the fields of healthcare and higher education have prepared him well for his current position as Executive Director and CEO of the Community Foundation of Central Illinois.

Giving for the Greater Good

Jan Wright, Publisher, iBi
Nowhere is the generosity of the American spirit more evident than right here in the Heartland. In fact, the Midwest ranks as the No. 1 region in the country when it comes to volunteerism, and the Peoria area is no exception.

Peoria Area Not-for-Profits

The nonprofit sector is an essential part of the character of central Illinois, and the Peoria area is well known for being one of the most charitable communities in the nation. In this issue, we take a look at some previous 40 Leaders Under Forty award winners who were—and are—some of the region’s strongest leaders in the not-for-profit arena.

Dreaming Big in Peoria's Inner City

by Amy Groh
The vision of Dream Center Peoria is to change lives and communities by empowering people to realize their dreams—through dedication, relationships, education, action, ministry and support.

Making the Ask

by Roger A. Meyer
OSF Healthcare Foundation
The common answer from people when questioned as to why they did not give a gift to a charity is: “I was not asked.”

Establishing a Corporate Giving Program

by Leonard W. Sachs
Howard & Howard Attorneys, P.C.
Promoting the greater good can also advance the bottom line. A corporate giving program maximizes human capital and financial resources, enhances job satisfaction, aids in employee recruitment and retention, increases brand awareness and promotes profitability.

Special Events

by Stephanie S. Pickett
Children's Home
Events can do so much more than raise money. They are a great way to accomplish many of the goals of a not-for-profit.

Building an Effective Nonprofit Board

by Robin Ballard
Illinois Central College
“The Board” is the single most important entity of any nonprofit organization. It is legally, ethically and socially responsible for stewardship of the organization.

Not-for-Profit Serving Illinois Employers

Mary Pille - Employers' Association
Employers Association, founded and headquartered in Peoria, is a not-for-profit that has served central Illinois’ employers since 1917.

Live United

W. Michael Bryant, Methodist Medical Center
A sure sign of fall in the Greater Peoria Area is the kick-off of the Heart of Illinois United Way (HOIUW) campaign.







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