Like hearty perennials that bloom every year, Legacy Partners make gifts that continue to bless families and children for years to come.

When you include Illini Christian Ministries in your will or trust, you support a strong future for our local Safe Families ministry, adoption services and our counseling practice. Your gifts can have eternal value through programs that literally change lives everyday.

Whether you would like your gift to make an impact today or go into effect after your lifetime, there are charitable plans that let you provide for your family and also support the work of ICM. We always recommend you seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor. Should you have any questions regarding planned giving, please contact our Partnership Director Fred Kirstein at (217) 355-4446 or .

The simplest and most common planned gift is a bequest.

You can make a lasting gift to ICM with as little as a one sentence statement in your will or trust. All you need is the following info:

Legal Name: Illini Christian Ministries, Inc.

Federal Tax Id Number: 37-0898472

Address: 3 Henson Place, Suite 1 | Champaign, IL 61820

ICM is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that has sustained a Christ-centered ministry to families and children for over 50 years. We do not use government grant funding that augments our programs. Should you have any questions about becoming a Legacy Partner through a bequest or other form of planned giving, please contact our partnership director Fred Kirstein at (217) 355-4446 or

If you arrange a bequest to ICM, please let us know by emailing our partnership director. We would like the opportunity to thank you, acknowledge you in our annual report, and be wise stewards of your planned gift. We will, of course, honor any requests to give anonymously and would like to send occasional communication pieces designed for Legacy Partners.

We’re committed to building a strong future for our ministry to families and children. We know that stock gifts or other forms of asset transfer can have an enormous impact on our mission and we thank you for considering such a gift.

We always advise consulting with a financial or legal advisor. However, you can have peace of mind knowing that ICM is a 501(c)(3) in good standing and our assets are professionally managed by an independent advisor. You can find the ICM Gift Acceptance Policy here.

For those wishing to make a gift of appreciated securities, please provide the following delivery instructions to your current broker.

Brokerage Name: Pershing LLC

DTC: 0443

FFC: Illini Christian Ministries

Acct: JFD-031677

Illini Christian Ministries has had the privilege of serving Illinois families and children for over 50 years, but this long history of ministry would not have been possible without the committed support of our incredible Legacy Partners.

ICM Legacy Partners are those who have given to ICM for at least 10 consecutive years, or who have made a bequest or other planned gift to ICM. We are amazed to be able to say that many of these individuals have given consistently to ICM for over 25 years! Their legacy of generosity and compassion has helped ICM through many highs and lows.

As a small gesture of gratitude, the ICM team and board extends our deepest thanks to each Legacy Partner who has helped sustain this ministry. You model a commitment to families and children that inspires us.

If you would like to adjust the way your name appears below, please do not hesitate to reach out to

Legacy Partners 2020

Nancy Allen

Carolyn Applegate

Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth R. Artrip

Scott and Linda Backus

Mr. & Mrs. Harold P. Beal

Alice Beck

James & Ruby Berlin

Deana Bond

Larry & Sharon Britt

Tom & Angela Broad

Alice Brown

Carolyn Brown

Corinne Brown †

Dennis Buckalew

Marsha Byerly

Gary & Kathleen Campbell

Bill & Debby Carson

Craig & Carole Collver

Frank & Janet Cousin

Allyne Dasher

Thomas & Carol Davis

Sherry Deckro

Ronald & Linda Drummond

Daniel & Debra DuBree

Floyd & Donna Dunn

John & Kimberly Eggers

Loren & Betty Eskew

Loren & Judy Farmer

John & Janet Foster

Bob & Diana Frazier

Mark & Ann Frels

Gary Funderburk

Mr. & Mrs. J D. Graem

Harry & Sherill Gramse

Susan Greenberg

Marla Haas

Sarah Hammers

Matt & Marge Hanrion

Steven & Anita Hays

Bob & Terri Henry

Carole Hillard

Charles & Diane Hlavaty

Roy & Twyla Jackson

Martha Johannsen

Alberta Johnson

Brian & Rachel Kellerman

James & Carrie Kingston

Paul & Karen Kirkpatrick

Robert & Elsie Kline

Clayton & Terri Leathers

Bruce Lenart

Cora LeSage

James & Sally Lucas

Pat McCann

Kevin & Reva McFadden

Bertie Moore Moore

Lester Moore

Tim Newcomb

Pat & Mary Otero

Donald & Joyce Owens

Andrea Kay Plotner

Dixie Punches

Harold & Janet Puzey

Ark & Ivagene Quinn

Steve & Susie Rankin

Joe & Kristina Rodawold

Wayne & Mary Roosevelt

Mervin & Sue Roth

Wayne & Roxie Sage

Neva Sager

Wendell & Sandra Salm

Wayne & Barbara Schafer

Margaret Shafer

Leon & Glenda Sharp

Janice Short

Paul & Ellen Smelter

Robert & Elaine Smith

Terry & Susan Smith

Ron Standley

Irvin & Judith Story

Michael Stringer

Joann Strobel

Doug & Angie Summers

Dorothy Swaim

Sandy Swearingian

Kenneth & Opal Tatro

Charles & Earlean Thompson

Marlyn & Edwin † Trummel

Gene & Sandra Waibel

Bruce Wakeley

Carol Watkins

Martin & Helen Whited

Eric & Mary Wiant

Barbara Williams

Jim & Roberta Williams

Steve & Vicki Williamson

Billy & Dixie Wilson

Allen & Lynda Wolfe

Leann Womacks

Helen Wood

Fred & Deloris Zoehler

Patrica Zook

Anonymous (7)

(† deceased)

The following partners have given a planned gift to ICM through a bequest or trust:

Betty Albright

Charles Bartley

Beulah A. Fleming

The Fred A. Gilmore Trust

V. Louise Hill

Gwendolyn Kubley

Joan Laird

Evagene Lay

The Lowell E. Massey Trust

Nellie Massey

Dewain Moore

Everett Pankey

Alene Ruyle

Henry Ruyle

John Schrock

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Champaign, IL 61820

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