The McKinley Foundation was thrilled to host more than 200 people at the Racial Taboo screening on Sunday, March 12. Local Champaign-Urbana residents were in full attendance as well as guests from Decatur, including Millikin University President, his wife and several faculty members; the Decatur police chief and a member of the Sheriff’s department; and other community members. Other guests came from as far away as Metropolis, Illinois; Paducah, Kentucky; and Huntley, Illinois. Read More →
We know our community houses unsung heroes in the cause of justice. On Saturday, April 29, the McKinley Foundation will honor four such heroes at its 8th Annual Social Justice Awards Gala. We are especially pleased to have University of Illinois Chancellor Robert J. Jones, PhD, as our keynote speaker this year.
This year’s honorees are:
- Aadeel Akhtar – Student
- MakerGirl – Student Organization
- Lorianne Bauer – Community Individual
- East Central Illinois Refugee Mutual Assistance Center – Community Organization
Tickets go on sale soon. Please join us on April 29 to honor this year’s recipients, view displays of their work, and meet Chancellor Jones.
William Capel – Photography
Artist’s Talk & Reception
March 16 • 4 to 6 PM
Artists’ Alley @ McKinley
The McKinley Foundation is proud to present “Flowers from Our Garden”, a photographic exhibition by William Capel. Running March 1 – 31, the exhibition features eight enlarged photographs of flower blossoms: three sunflowers, one green and one yellow zinnia, a red columbine, a blue iris, and a faded yellow daylily. Prints range in size from 27” x 40” to 48” x 48”.
On Sunday, February 19, members of the McKinley Presbyterian Church, the McKinley Foundation, and some students met with Mike Doyle, the Executive Director of the University YMCA and a board member of the CU Immigration Forum to share with us how we might better partner with immigrants in our community after the 10:30am worship. Follow up meeting are being scheduled to put some plans into action.
WHERE DO YOU FIT IN?
Sponsoring this event gives you the opportunity to give back to the community by showing how much you value fairness and justice in supporting the 2017 McKinley Foundation Social Justice Awards.
Three Opportunities for College Scholarships!
Each scholarship is an award of $2,000. Up to four will be awarded. The Ullman and McKinley Foundation Freshman Scholarships are for residents of Presby Hall to help offset the cost of living expenses. The Wert Scholarship is for any student in the area of Christian or lay ministry. All applications are due Monday, March 27, 2017.