815-801-3035 info@fornwil.org

Celebration Gala

Celebrating 50 Years: A Legacy & A Promise


A Legacy & A Promise



Saturday, August 17, 2024
5:30 – 9 PM


The Rafters Restaurant
9426 W. Wagner Rd., Lena, IL 61048 (map)

The Foundation for Northwest Illinois invites you to join us in celebrating the legacy of 50 years of community impact with a look to what the future holds for Northwest Illinois.

$50 per person. Click here for tickets of call (815) 801-3035 or email sarah@forNWIL.org.

Attire: Cocktail Casual

Nominations Now Open until July 15

Matt Marvin Community Impact Award & the Craig Wilson Ecological Stewardship Award

The Matthew A. Marvin Community Impact Award is given each year to someone who, like Matt, knows the importance of serving your community to help make it better. This award recognizes an individual who has selflessly served the community with vision, humility, dedication and enthusiasm.

The Craig Wilson Ecological Stewardship Award recognizes an individual or organization that serves the Northwest Illinois community through innovations, education, and awareness in the fields of agriculture, ecology, or conservation. The awards namesake was a Freeport-area resident well known for his devotion to agriculture and the out-of-doors, and whom in legacy continues to support the Foundation through The Craig Wilson Trust.