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Contact:  Michelle DeHaven, Executive Director
Phone:   (815) 801-3035
Email:     fcfdirector@freeportcommunityfoundation.org

 Bridges to the Future Gala to Recognize Vital Work of Area Leaders

 [FREEPORT, IL – July 13, 2022] – The Freeport Community Foundation announces its Bridges to the Future Gala, scheduled for 5:30-7:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 11, at The Muse on Cedar Creek, outside Cedarville, IL. This new event recognizes the vital work of individuals and organizations in our communities and will include presentations of the Matthew A. Marvin Community Impact Award and the Craig Wilson Ecological Stewardship Award.

Matthew A. Marvin Community Impact Award. This award recognizes an individual who has selflessly served the Northwest Illinois community with vision, humility, dedication and enthusiasm. It is named for community leader and philanthropist Matthew A. Marvin, who was a dedicated supporter of the Freeport Community Foundation and significant donor to the Foundation’s Unrestricted Community Needs Fund, its largest granting source.

Craig Wilson Ecological Stewardship Award. This award recognizes an individual or organization that serves the Northwest Illinois community through innovations, education, and awareness in the fields of agriculture, ecology, and 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.

“The Freeport Community Foundation is honored to be recognizing extremely dedicated and exceptional servant leaders,” said Freeport Community Foundation Executive Director, Michelle DeHaven. “The nominees for the Matthew A Marvin Community Impact Award and the Craig Wilson Ecological Stewardship Award are selflessly dedicated to building relationships and taking action to help improve lives within our Northwest Illinois community.”

Bridges to the Future Gala details:
Location: The Muse on Cedar Creek, 395 West N. Cedarville Rd, Freeport, IL (just east of Cedarville)
Date: August 11, 2022
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 PM
RSVP by Monday, August 1, 2022
by Email: ofcmanager@freeportcommunityfoundation.org
by Phone: (815) 801-3035
Online: Bridges to the Future Awards Gala

Freeport Community Foundation has a 47-year history as a community-based charitable organization guided by community leaders who are dedicated to empowering nonprofits to develop solutions that help northwest Illinois communities thrive—now and in the future!  During this time, the FCF has awarded over $3.6 million in grant funding to non-profit organizations and projects throughout northwest Illinois. For additional information or to schedule a media opportunity, please contact the FCF at either (815) 801-3035 or via email at fcfdirector@freeportcommunityfoundation.org.