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2019 Virtual Auction Fundraiser

Items are available for bidding beginning at 12:01 am on Saturday, October 19, through Sunday, November 3, 10:00 pm.

Please join us for our Fall 2019 Virtual Auction.

You'll find over 35 fantastic items, including some really fun experiences.  Proceeds from this auction will benefit our Today and Tomorrow Fund, which is our operating fund. 

This event replaces our Big Event fundraising event typically held at a venue. Don't worry, we look forward to gathering all our friends together again next Fall for another Big Event fundraiser.  

POPCORN BIDDING: There is no benefit to waiting until the last minute to place a bid, as any bids placed within the last 10 minutes (10:00 pm, Sun, Nov 3) will add an additional 10 minutes to the end time. This allows the person that was outbid a chance to rebid. This new feature makes the virtual auction more similar to a live auction, where the bidding ends when no bidders are willing to go any higher.

If you experience issues with the auction site that prevent you from bidding, please let us know, and we'll try to help.

If you're not interested in bidding on any of the auction items, we would be grateful for your donation to the Foundation's operating fund.  Click the button below to make a tax deductible donation.

Arabella’s Toy Store at Ronald McDonald House, Peoria

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LEARN MORE ABOUT WHAT ARABELLA LOVED…

For the Orlevitch family, it is difficult to comprehend that it has been five years since their daughter, Arabella, suddenly and tragically died due to a congenital heart condition. To Steve, Jennifer and Josette, it seems like just a moment ago that Arabella was blossoming into a wonderful, talented young lady with a zest for life and endless love for family, friends, and God's creatures great and small.

Click below to learn more about the endowment fund Arabella’s parents set up at the Morton Community Foundation and about her family’s special project at Ronald McDonald House in Peoria, IL…Arabella’s Toy Store, made possible in part by this endowment.

 

Friends of Cary Martin $20,000 Matching Donation Challenge

Left to Right...Cary's father, Arlan Martin; Brenda Martin, ACS; Scott Witzig, MCF...2015 - First Grant

Left to Right...Cary's father, Arlan Martin; Brenda Martin, ACS; Scott Witzig, MCF...2015 - First Grant

 

Your donation will be doubled by friends of Cary!

A group of Cary Martin's high school friends are coming together to keep Cary's memory alive by matching all donations to the Cary Martin Memorial Cancer Services Fund now through the end of November, 2019, up to $20,000 in matches.

Click below to learn more about the endowment fund established by Cary Martin’s high school friends at the Morton Community Foundation and about their $20,000 Challenge.

 

Click the button below to watch videos telling about a few of our Spring 2019 Grants that were published on Facebook
during 2019 Foundation Give Day.

2019 Grants/Scholarships projected to be at least $ 321,278...

In 2019 we will be giving out $40,928 in grants during the Spring Competitive Grant Cycle.  In addition, we’ll be giving out another $18,500 in scholarships.  Another $223,000 in grants will be given out through our Designated Funds and Donor Advised Funds... and another $38,850 in grant checks will be distributed from our various Agency Funds.  That’s a total of $321,278 in grants for 2019, and that doesn’t count any additional grants we may be asked to give out in behalf of donors who hold Donor Choice Funds.

2019 Grants and Scholarships - Projected $321,278

OUR INDIVIDUAL ANNUAL SUPPORT PARTNERS

Click the button below to see a list of all the individuals/families who have made a commitment to support the Morton Community Foundation's Operating Fund with regular monthly/quarterly/annual donations.  Call to find out how you too can help in this way.


OUR BUSINESS ANNUAL SUPPORT PARTNERS

OUR GOLD LEVEL BUSINESS ANNUAL SUPPORT PARTNER - $5,000/YR

 
 

OUR SILVER LEVEL BUSINESS ANNUAL SUPPORT PARTNERS - $2,000+/YR


CLICK BELOW TO SEE ALL OUR BUSINESS ANNUAL SUPPORT PARTNERS - $150 to $1,000/YR

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The Giving Tree Sculpture and Garden