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Legacy Society

The 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 the county 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.

Legacy Society Members

 Platinum—$250,000 +

Jim & Betty Bridgewater*

Jack & Gretchen Charlton

Robert K. Dunn Charitable Trust*

Grand Victoria Foundation

Norm & Janice Strasma

United Way of Kankakee & Iroquois Counties*


John Azzarelli Memorial Fund

Dennis & Georgia Hess*

Marty Whalen & Kathleen Kennedy


Mrs. Burrell Small



Gaines & Sharon Hall

Kankakee River Bike Club

Mark & Karen Strasma-Koenig Family

PNC Bank

Jan & Jane Strasma

Bob & Jenni Worth


HomeStar Bank

Kankakee Public Library

Peoples Bank of Kankakee County


Kay & Don Green, Susan Green Lopez and

Steven Green*

Debbie Halvorson

Alex Panozzo

Carol Shidler


Roger & Nancy Benson

Paul & Donna Cardosi

Centrue Bank

Comcast Cable

Trudy Dickinson

Don & Joanne Frank

Kankakee Valley Park District  Foundation

Steve & Carey Ortman

Security Lumber

Workforce Board

Zonta Club of Kankakee


Lynn Ahlden

Bill & Barbara Herzog

Larry & Mardene Hinton

Mrs. Edgar Johnson

Dr. Merl & Jean Parlin

Roy & Gretchen Rauschenberg

Jean Thomas



BASF Corporation

Bourbonnais Township Park District

Jim Jr. & Mary Bridgewater

Craig & Kathy Copper

Dr. David & Pam Debono

Dow Chemical Company

EDF Renewable Energy

First Trust Bank

Joe & Mary Franco

Scott & Linda Franco

Terry & Mary Jo Johnston

Kankakee County

Kiwanis Club of Kankakee

Sandra Knight

Dr. Thomas & Jane Koehler

Bill & Mary Lucek

Rick & Patti Manuel

Blair & Debra Minton

Dr. Richard & Carolyn Ray

Dr. Jim & JoAnne Schwade

Steve & Kathryn Smith

Paul & Val Snellenberger

*Donor-Advised Funds

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