Peoria Magazine: May 2019

by Megan Pedigo
Easterseals celebrates 100 years of providing exceptional services to children with disabilities, developmental delays and other special needs.
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Features

Mind the Gap

by Human Services Collaborative
Local human service agencies are chugging away every day to reach the destination of well-being for all.
Business

Time to Change the Narrative

by Jake Hamann, Peoria Innovation Alliance
A new initiative aims to reposition the region through the renewed celebration of innovation, entrepreneurship and startup activity.

Giving with Purpose

by Cathy S. Butler, CFP, CRPC, Morgan Stanley
Tips for effective, strategic and purposeful philanthropy with maximum impact
by Philip Newton, Perennial Partners
Recommendations for nonprofits navigating Illinois’ minimum-wage bump.
by Dan Bender, CLA
This accounting process helps nonprofits know the true cost of programs and services.
by Daryl Dagit, Savant Capital Management
How to lower your tax bill using charitable giving strategies
by Todd Popham, Popham & Associates
Effective sounding boards can save you from yourself.
by Ken Dolan-Del Vecchio, GreenGate Leadership
Forward-thinking employers are implementing initiatives that break stigmas and improve access to effective care.
F&M Bank celebrates the 150th anniversary of its founding.
by Cheryl Hyatt, Hyatt-Fennell Executive Search
It's easy to get stuck in a rut.
Community

Nonprofits Leading the Way

by Tucker Kennedy, Ameren Illinois
My work has enabled me to get to know many of the leaders of the region's nonprofits.
by Dr. Leslie L. McKnight, Peoria City/County Health Department
We need to work collaboratively to provide comprehensive services, access and resources to all health populations.
by Jerry Brady and Corie Sego, Peoria County
The State’s Attorney’s Office is dedicated to helping victims access available community resources.
by Dr. Sheila Quirk-Bailey, Illinois Central College
It may be time for a new paradigm in American higher education.
The new nonprofit organization will transform how local behavioral health services are delivered.
by Quint Studer, Studer Community Institute
Only citizen-powered change can fix struggling communities. Here are some ways you can do your part.
Illinois Central College hosted a signing ceremony to commemorate a series of new agreements with Bradley University.
Lifestyle

A Personal Calling

by Dr. Michele Couri, Couri Center for Gynecology and Integrative Women’s Health
Starting a nonprofit after a frightening diagnosis leads to research and awareness.
Ten things you didn't know about the attorney and community leader...
by Bob Streitmatter, Luthy Botanical Garden
Whether your yard is big, small or non-existent, anyone can have success with containers.
by Nikki Burk
Depression can present itself in many ways, and it doesn’t always show its face.
by Jay Collier, UnityPoint Clinic
New clinics will reimagine the walk-in care experience.
by Carl W. Soderstrom, MD, Soderstrom Skin Institute
Complete surgical excision offers the best chance for long-term survival.
The Peoria Chiefs’ 2019 season is in full swing...
Art

Mentors Inspiring Apprentices

by Shannon Cox, Peoria Art Guild
The renewed MAP program will educate and inspire our youth to live and create in central Illinois.
Sculpture Walk Peoria launches its annual outdoor sculpture exhibit on Saturday, May 18, 2019.
The Peoria Bach Festival celebrates the music and life of the legendary composer Johann Sebastian Bach.