Fundraising Committee


Committee Spotlight from the ILA Alert
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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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 two-year, staggered terms.

Committee Reports

  1. Karen McBride Karen McBride, Chair Public Information Manager at Barrington Area Library

    Chair Term ends 06/30/2022
    Member Term ends 06/30/2022

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

    Member Term ends 06/30/2023

  3. Clarissa Ihssen Clarissa Ihssen, Member Pre-Professional Graduate Assistant at University of Illinois Urbana Champaign

    Member Term ends 06/30/2023

  4. Rebecca Pfenning Rebecca Pfenning, Member Head of Technical Services at Plainfield Public Library District

    Member Term ends 06/30/2022

  5. Heidi Smith Heidi Smith, Member Executive Director at Highland Park Public Library

    Member Term ends 06/30/2022

  6. Randall Yelverton Randall Yelverton, Member Executive Director at Peoria Public Library

    Member Term ends 06/30/2023

  7. Megan Millen Megan Millen, Board liaison Library Director at Joliet Public Library

    Board liaison Term ends 06/30/2022

  8. Diane Foote Diane Foote, Staff liaison Executive Director at Illinois Library Association

    Staff liaison Term ends 06/30/2025

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