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Farrars Aim to Meet Ever-Changing Community Needs

Curtis Farrar remembers that his mother always used to say "the more you give in this life, the more you will receive." In college, he met is wife Carolyn, who shared his passion for philanthropy and community. They chose to designate their fund as "unrestricted," which means the Community Foundation is able to support a variety of causes.  Learn more Here

Illinois Manufacturers' Association Education Foundation Supports Trades

Philanthropy often brings inspiration. For the Illinois Manufacturers' Association (IMA) Education Foundation, that inspiration can be found in the stories of the students across the state that receive scholarships through the Illinois Manufacturers' Association Education Fund established at the Community Foundation. Read Article Here

20 Years of Philanthropy

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