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Become a Sustaining Donor

Faith in Place is grateful to partner with individuals and Houses of Worship through three giving programs. Learn more and join below.

Founders Circle members pledge support for 5 years at one of three giving levels.

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Fellowship Circle members generously support Faith in Place with a gift of $500 or more during one fiscal year.

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Earth Champions are Houses of Worship that give back to Faith in Place with a gift of $100 or more.

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Join the Founders Circle

The Founders Circle began in 2013 to honor the legacy of Faith in Place’s founder and longtime Executive Director, Rev. Dr. Clare Butterfield, as she transitioned to a new role in important philanthropic work. Contributions made to the Founders Circle go toward the unrestricted operating funds of Faith in Place, to provide a stable future and build a stronger foundation for expanding our programs.

Learn about the three giving levels below.

Founders Circle
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Healthy Soil

 $1,000 per year for 5 years

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Healthy Water

$5,000 per year for 5 years

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$10,000 per year for 5 years

Founders Circle Giving
Clean Air

Other Ways to Give

By check: please mail your check made out to:
Faith in Place c/o Ginnie Judd 955 Highland Ave.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

By stock gift: please use these instructions to initiate the gift.

Thank you to our Founders Circle Members


Andy and Rich Amend
Marilyn Antonik
Barbara W. Boockmeier

Alison and John Blaser
Rev. Dr. Clare Butterfield
Elena Canler
William W. Capel and Ernest J Martin, III
Dr. Susan A. and Claude Cole
Corey Coscioni
Megan J. and Sam Cox
Lynn Donaldson and Cameron Avery
Kristina M. Entner and Edward Malone
Jane and Eric Freyfogle
Kathryn and Steve Gossard
Karen and Alan Greenland
Hanley Foundation

Steve Huels
Marian Huhman and David Buchner
David Johnson

Karen and Bob Lewis

Karen S. McKenzie

Ronald E. Meissen, Ph.D.

rev. abby mohaupt
Jo Ann and Steven Potashnick
The Rehman Household

Sara Reschly and Mark Frey
Jan and Dale Ritzel
Dr. Gabrielle and Rev. Brian J. Sauder
Rev. Cindy Shepherd and Timothy Hartin
Lou J. Shepherd
Julie and Dr. Orrin David Sherwood
Linda G. Sonner

Rand Sparling
Drs. Ashlynn and Andrew Stillwell

Sunflower Fund
James A. Vroman
June and Ashton Waller
Kim Weaver
Rev. Dr. Barbara A. Wilson
Rabbi Michael and Karen Zedek


Join the Fellowship Circle

Fellowship Circle members donate $500 or more in a year to advance our mission fighting for environmental and climate justice. 

Fellowship Circle

Thank you to our Fellowship Circle Members

$10,000 and Higher

Ann Boisclair and Jeffrey Jens


Jason Gill-Bloyer


Drs. Joann Kouba and Jim Cavallo

Wendy Paulson

Mary and Marvin Sauder

Dale J. Valaskovic



Mary Lou and Rev. David Bauer

Sue Biddle
Sean Ferrell

Rev. Amy and Dr. Robert Heinrich

Ginnie Judd

Jan and Earl Kellogg

Earl Koteen
Veronica and Rev. William Kyle

Suzanne Malec-McKenna

Sahar Malik

Karen May
Robert McKim

Monday Paxton Family
Dr. Jules Eckersley and Ian H. Morrison

Lois Morrison
Hope and King Poor
Sandy Rau
Amy E. Little and Lee Ravenscroft
Sara Spoonheim Amit and Yali Amit



Coletta and William Ackermann
Ruth and Jim Anderson
Fran and Ray Bell
Sue and Robert Boucek
Cynthia and Clark A. Breeze


Janet and G. Douglas Cole
Rev. Michael B. Crosby
Eleanor Jean and Charles Ray Evans
Peter A. Gorr
Christine M. Grable

Janet and Michael Hanley

Hanson Family Foundation
Rep. Bob M. Morgan
Catherine and Paul Myers
Joan and Jeff Petertil
Richard V. Pokorny

Holly Rosencranz and Warren Gary Lavey

Diane and Joseph Salvato
Henrietta Saunders and Richard Day
Margaret Shaklee
Rev. Dr. Eileen M. Shanley-Roberts
Debra Shore

Anne Stelle

Ruth Stotlzfus
Karen Van Meter
Anne S. and Edward White

Sodiqua R. Williams, Esq.

Thank you to our Earth Champions

Advent Lutheran Church, Madison

Ancient Dragon Zen Gate, Chicago

Beacon Heights Church of the Brethren, Fort Wayne

Benedictine Sisters of Chicago
Chicago Community Mennonite Church

Countryside Church Unitarian Universalist, Palatine

Cumberland First Baptist Church, Indianapolis

Downey Avenue Christian Church, Indianapolis
Euclid Avenue United Methodist Church, Oak Park

Fellowship of Hope, Elkhart

First Congregational Church of Glen Ellyn
First Mennonite Church of Champaign-Urbana
First Presbyterian Church of Champaign

First United Church of Oak Park
First United Methodist Church of Arlington Heights
First United Methodist Church of Park Ridge
Fox Valley Presbyterian Church, Geneva
Highlands Presbyterian Church, La Grange

McKinley Presbyterian Church, Champaign

New Covenant Fellowship, Champaign

New Deliverance Presbyterian Church, Chicago

Northminster Presbyterian Church, Evanston

Northview Church of the Brethren, Indianapolis
Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, Arlington Heights

Parroquia Luterana Sagrado Corazón Church, Waukegan
Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ, Oak Park

Prince of Peace United Methodist Church, Elk Grove
Ridgefield-Crystal Lake Presbyterian Church

Shalom Mennonite Church, Indianapolis

Sinai Temple of Champaign

Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary of the Woods

Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Cross, Green Bay

St. John United Church of Christ, Freeport

St. John's Episcopal Church, Crawfordsville

St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Wilmette
St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Glen Ellyn
Unitarian Church of Evanston

Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington

Unitarian Universalist Church of Indianapolis

Unitarian Universalist Ministry for the Earth

United Methodist Women of Park Ridge

Unity Temple Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Oak Park

Urbana-Champaign Friends Meeting

Wesley United Methodist Church at the University of Illinois

Earth Champions

Earth Champions

Earth Champions are Houses of Worship that give back to Faith in Place with a gift of $100 or more during a fiscal year. This partnership helps Faith in Place continue to grow its connections to faith communities and advance its mission.

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