#ILGive – Stronger, Better and More Important Than Ever

| Eric Weinheimer, President and CEO, Forefront


One way in which we can tangibly demonstrate the compassion and the innate goodness that resides in all of us is to make a contribution to a cause that is near and dear to our hearts.

Here’s our chance!  Following Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday kicks off the charitable season of giving. On Tuesday, Nov. 29th, the #ILGive campaign will be launched – a 24-hour online giving event that allows all of us ‘who live here – to give here’.

#ILGive represents the largest and most successful fundraising drive in Illinois.  Its goal is to help hundreds of local charities raise money to support their work in our communities.  All donations made through #ILGIVE go DIRECTLY to the nonprofit of your choice.  

Now in its fourth year, #ILGive hopes to raise $9 million for local charities – ensuring our communities, our cities and our state stay strong and vital.

How to participate?  It’s EASY.  

  1. Pledge to Give to your cause on November 29th – and then share it on your social media channels.  
  2. If you don’t already have a favorite local charity, check our ILGive’s List of participating nonprofits to help you find a great cause.

ON November 29th, go to #ILGive and invest in your community.

eric-weinheimerEric Weinheimer is President and CEO of Forefront, Illinois’ statewide membership association for nonprofits, philanthropy, public agencies, advisors, and sector allies. Prior to his leadership at Forefront, Eric was President and CEO of The Cara Program, a nonprofit that provides comprehensive training, job placement, and support services to individuals who are homeless and struggling in poverty. Eric earned a BS from Boston College and an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where he was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award for Public Service. Eric serves on the Advisory Board for the Social Enterprise Initiative at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and serves on the Board of Directors for the Oak Park River Forest Community Foundation.

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