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Patrick Coburn’s Love for Springfield Lives On Through Gift

For 40 plus years – police beat to managing editor to publisher and countless committees, work groups and community boards along the way – Patrick Coburn loved Springfield, and his commitment to the community did not end when he died in May of 2022. “When Pat committed to an institution or a place – it was really special to him and he saw it through,” said Maggie Cope, Patrick’s younger sister who lives in Hoopeston, Illinois. “He definitely was committed to Springfield.”  Learn More Here

Family’s Philanthropic Efforts Come Together with McGraw Family Fund

The McGraw kids – Mike and his sisters Jenna and Christa – learned the value of hard work from their parents, Rick and Donna McGraw, who opened their first McDonald’s restaurant in Litchfield in 1979, later expanding into other communities including Springfield, Williamsville and Lincoln. Mike grew up working in the restaurant business, and through the years, he saw firsthand his parents’ commitment to giving back to the community – another McGraw family core value. When the time came to establish a comprehensive approach to philanthropy, the CommunityFoundation proved invaluable. Read Article Here

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