Legacy Society

legacy-society.jpgThe Community Foundation of Kankakee River Valley was established in 1982 with the support of community donations. The Foundation receives monetary and other gifts which are invested. The interest earnings are redistributed throughout our service area to other worthy, charitable, educational, civic and philanthropic organizations. The principal remains invested.

The Foundation established the Legacy Society, a donors club, for those organizations and individuals who give larger, more significant gifts. The Legacy Society provides special recognition and privileges to its donors because their larger gifts provide perpetual benefits due to the collective size of gifts to this fund.

Legacy Society members pledge to give $5,000 or more in one or more payments over a 5 year period.

Legacy Society members also contribute by introducing their friends and colleagues to the Community Foundation. Legacy Society members also may assist by promoting general public awareness about Community Foundation programs and its local mission to enhance and enrich the communities and environment within greater Kankakee County.

The Community Foundation invites Legacy Society members to special Foundation events. This provides the opportunity to recognize Community Foundation programs and future directions while also encouraging the social opportunity to become better acquainted with others committed to community enrichment.

Please carefully consider the satisfaction you'll enjoy as a result of joining others from our communities who want to contribute to the enrichment and enhancements to the communities where we live.

PLATINUM - $250,000 +

  • Jim & Betty Bridgewater*
  • Jack & Gretchen Charlton
  • Robert Dunn Charitable Trust
  • Grand Victoria Foundation
  • Norm & Janice Strasma
  • United Way of Kankakee & Iroquois Counties*

GOLD - $100,000

  • John Azzarelli Memorial Fund
  • Dennis & Georgia Hess*
  • Marty Whalen & Kathleen Kennedy

DIAMOND - $50,000

  • Trudy Dickinson
  • Mrs. Burrell Small

SILVER - $25,000

  • AT&T
  • Gaines & Sharon Hall
  • Kankakee River Bike Club
  • Mark & Karen Strasma-Koenig Family
  • PNC Bank
  • Jan & Jane Strasma
  • Bob & Jenni Worth

BRONZE - $20,000

  • HomeStar Bank
  • Kankakee Public Library
  • Peoples Bank of Kankakee County

SAPPHIRE - $15,000

  • Kay & Don Green, Susan Green Lopez and Steven Green*
  • Debbie Halvorson
  • Alex Panozzo
  • Carol Shidler

RUBY - $10,000

  • Julie Belan*
  • Roger & Nancy Benson
  • Paul & Donna Cardosi
  • Centrue Bank
  • Comcast Cable
  • Economic Alliance of Kankakee County
  • Kankakee County Chamber of Commerce
  • Kankakee Valley Park District Foundation
  • Steve & Carey Ortman
  • William & Patricia Schatz*
  • Security Lumber
  • Workforce Board
  • Zonta Club of Kankakee

EMERALD - $7,500

  • Lynn Ahlden
  • First Trust Bank
  • Bill & Barbara Herzog
  • Larry & Mardene Hinton
  • Mrs. Edgar Johnson
  • Dr. Merl & Jean Parlin
  • Roy & Gretchen Rauschenberg
  • Jean Thomas

LEGACY - $5,000

  • Anonymous
  • BASF Corporation
  • Bourbonnais Township Park District
  • Jim Jr. & Mary Bridgewater
  • Craig & Kathy Copper
  • Dr. David & Pam Debono
  • Dow Chemical Company
  • EDF Renewable Energy
  • Joe & Mary Franco
  • Scott & Linda Franco
  • Sean & Mimi Hogan
  • Terry & Mary Jo Johnston
  • Kankakee Community College
  • Kankakee County
  • Kiwanis Club of Kankakee
  • Dr. Thomas & Jane Koehler
  • Karl Kruse
  • Bill & Mary Lucek
  • Rick & Patti Manuel
  • Blair & Debra Minton
  • Dr. Richard & Carolyn Ray
  • Dr. Jim & JoAnne Schwade
  • Richard & Janice Simms
  • Steve & Kathryn Smith
  • Paul & Val Snellenberger
  • Brian & Kristina Thomas

SPONSOR - $1,000

  • ABM Commercial Flooring
  • Kim Alberts
  • Don & Adrienne Albrecht
  • Ken & Alice Allers
  • Anonymous
  • Aqua Illinois
  • Harry & Debbie Bond
  • Arlene Bartolini
  • Dr. Syed Saeed & Rubia Bokhari
  • Rita Bowsher
  • Dr. Tom & Ann Brezinski
  • Michael Bruner
  • Mary Elise Burnett
  • Jim Bush
  • Marilyn Campbell Rashkin
  • Peggy Carlson
  • Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home
  • Kate Cloonen
  • Corsetti Structural Steel
  • Commonwealth Credit Union
  • Karen Cross
  • CSL Behring
  • Rose Devine-Mitchell
  • Jack & Sally Dorn
  • Jeff Downs
  • Lisa Dugan
  • Charlene Dybedock
  • William Dyon
  • Eimer Stahl LLP
  • Linda Engels
  • Cecile Enright & Frank Scheppler
  • Exelon Generation Company
  • Dan & Dianne Ferris
  • First American Bank
  • For Goodness Sake Productions
  • Don & Joanne Frank
  • Laurel Gadbois
  • Bill & Merikay Gilmore
  • Joe & Claire Gregoire
  • Larry Groskreutz & Steve Schmidt
  • Jeannine Guebert
  • Raedelle Hall
  • Ira & JoAnn Heiman
  • Memorial for Edmond Irps/Joy Hansen-Irps
  • Bob & Sandy Hoekstra
  • Glen & Janice Holmes
  • Michael & Elaine Holtzman
  • Gwen Hopkins
  • Wayne & Diane Hove
  • John & Sue Hutchinson
  • Maureen James
  • Jeff & Amy Jarvis
  • Jimmy & Mileen Joines
  • Kankakee County Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Kankakee River Valley Forest Preserve District
  • Kankakee Valley Park District
  • Thomas & Lori Kapusta
  • Earl & Relda Kelly
  • Alison Koenig
  • Madison Koenig
  • Natalie Koenig
  • Floyd Kohl
  • Amy LaFine
  • Dotty Lagesse
  • Beth LaPlante
  • Lori Latham
  • Sue & David Legris
  • Janet Leonard
  • Larry & Judy Linman
  • Mackin & Mest Agencies, Div of Dimond Bros.
  • John & Nila McCracken
  • Dr. Stonewall McCuiston
  • Dr. Lynn McDonald & Harold Berg
  • Meyer Construction
  • Anne Miller
  • Morgan Stanley Foundation
  • Nicor Gas
  • Mike & Nikki O’Brien
  • Olivet Nazarene University
  • Toby Olszewski
  • Oosterbaan & Sons Co.
  • Paramount & Meadowview Theatres
  • Bruce & Nancy Payne
  • Carol Pflasterer
  • Presence St. Mary’s Hospital
  • Princess Onarga Questers
  • Yolanda Rahman
  • Dr. Renuka Ramakrishna
  • Ron & Jane Randall
  • Robert Rashkin
  • Dennis & Cindi Reddish
  • Riverside Medical Center
  • Ron & Lolita Romano
  • Shirley Roth
  • Lisa Sanford
  • Tim & Karen Schmidt
  • Mary Self
  • Joe & Nicole Smolkovich
  • Standard Title Guaranty
  • Celia Stoltz
  • Deborah Sutherland
  • Melissa Tanner
  • Sylvia Thomas
  • Mary Thomson
  • Bill & Betsy Torman
  • Dave & Gigi Tyson
  • Mike & Areca Van Mill
  • Village of Bourbonnais
  • Village of Bradley
  • Vennis & Emlyn Voges
  • Volkmann Jewelers
  • Wes & Connie Walker
  • WVLI/WIVR Broadcasting
  • Dennis & Terry Yohnka
  • Joe & Sandra Yurgine
  • Karen Zander

*Donor-Advised Fund