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  Educate. Collaborate. Celebrate.  Aspiring Philanthropists. A Giving Circle.   The Community Foundation of East Central Illinois established the Aspiring Philanthropists Giving Circle as a part of its mission to encourage and celebrate all types of philanthropy. A giving circle is a group that uses the power of pooling donations to make intentional grants to [...]

The Community Foundation of East Central Illinois hosted its fourth annual Hearts of Gold Gala May 17, 2018, at the Champaign Country Club in Champaign. The event celebrated and honored seven local philanthropists making a difference in East Central Illinois. Hearts of Gold Award Recipients: Mohammad Al-Heeti Charles D. Cowger Donna Mayer Cesar M’Nyampara Vickie [...]

The Community Foundation of East Central Illinois is seeking nominations for its 2018 Hearts of Gold Awards. Hearts of Gold awards are intended to recognize the extraordinary unsung heroes with hearts of gold who help to make life in central Illinois better for everyone. They are the ones who consistently step up to help others [...]