Fundraising Committee


Member Spotlight - Heidi Smith
September 25, 2023
This week's member spotlight is on Heidi Smith, director of the Highland Park Public Library. Heidi previously served as chair of the ILA Fundraising Committee, and is now an active member of the ILA Intellectual Freedom Committee. We asked Heid…
Member Spotlight - Caitlin Archer-Helke
May 8, 2023
This week's member spotlight is on Caitlin Archer-Helke. Caitlin is the Acquisitions and Content Support Specialist at Dykema Gossett PLLC. She a current member of the ILA Fundraising Committee and served on the ILA Conf…
Committee Spotlight - Fundraising Committee
August 6, 2020
Who puts the “fun” in fundraising? ILA’s Fundraising Committee, that’s who! Welcome new members Rebecca Pfenning and Karen McBride, and thank you Anjelica Rufus-Barnes, Ashely Stewart and Scott Drone-Silvers for their con…

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  1. Jun 18 2024

    Fundraising Committee Meeting

    Tuesday, Jun 18, 2024 3:00pm–4:00pm


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Committee Charge

Identify fundraising strategies that will provide long-term financial stability for the association, to include, but not limited to, such areas as grants, the endowment, and scholarships. Oversees the Illinois Library Luminaries program, which includes monitoring contributions.  

Committee Composition

Composed of six members, serving three-year, staggered terms.

Committee Reports

  1. Caitlin E Archer-Helke Caitlin E Archer-Helke, Chair Acquisitions & Content Support Specialist at Dykema Gossett

    Chair Term ends 06/30/2024
    Member Term ends 06/30/2024

  2. Lynn DeSmidt Lynn DeSmidt, Member Bartlett Public Library District

    Member Term ends 06/30/2024

  3. Rhonda K Johnisee Rhonda K Johnisee, Member Illinois Heartland Library System

    Member Term ends 06/30/2026

  4. Jackie Keck Jackie Keck, Member Library Director at Caseyville Public Library District

    Member Term ends 06/30/2026

  5. Najera Miljevic Najera Miljevic, Member Adult Services Librarian at Wood Dale Public Library

    Member Term ends 06/30/2026

  6. Brittany Millington Brittany Millington, Member Director at Champaign Public Library

    Member Term ends 06/30/2025

  7. Laura Keyes Laura Keyes, Board liaison Director at Dunlap Public Library District

    Board liaison Term ends 06/30/2026

  8. Cyndi Robinson Cyndi Robinson, Staff liaison Executive Director at Illinois Library Association

    Staff liaison Term ends 06/30/2025

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