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.
Questions? Email Valerie or call 312-298-9688.

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.

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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

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.

2020 Founders Circle Members

Andy & Rich Amend
Marilyn Antonik
Barbara W. Boockmeier
Rev. Dr. Clare Butterfield
Elena Canler and Andrew Bettis
William W. Capel and Ernest J Martin, III
Susan and Claude Cole
Corey Coscioni
Megan and Sam Cox
Lynn Donaldson and Cameron Avery
Kristina Entner and Edward Malone
Fogelson Family Foundation
Jane and Eric Freyfogle
Avijit Ghosh
Kathy and Steve Gossard
Karen and Alan Greenland
Hanley Foundation
Scott Harper

Sunflower Fund
Steve Huels
Marian Huhman and David Buchner
David Johnson

Jan and Earl Kellogg
Karen and Bob Lewis
Margo and Greg Lykins
Karen S. McKenzie
Robert McKim
Ronald E. Meissen, Ph.D.
Monday Paxton Family
Jo Ann and Steven Potashnick
The Rehman Family
Jan and Dale Ritzel
Dr. Gabrielle and Rev. Brian J. Sauder
Rev. Cindy Shepherd and Timothy Hartin
Lou J. Shepherd
Julie and David Sherwood
Rev. Paul A. Spangler
Drs. Ashlynn and Andrew Stillwell
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. 


Thank you to our 2020 Fellowship Circle Members

$10,000 and Higher

Ann Boisclair and Jeffrey Jens


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Sue Biddle
Joanne Kouba and Jim Cavallo
Dorfman-Hearst Charitable Fund
Frank Fletcher
Hanson Family Foundation
Veronica and Rev. William Kyle
Howard Learner and Lauren Rosenthal
Dr. Jules Eckersley and Ian H. Morrison
Catherine and Paul Myers
Hope and King Poor
Diane and Joseph Salvato
Jessica and Steve Sarowitz
Mary and Marvin Sauder
Rand Sparling
Gail A. Wisniewski



Coletta and William Ackermann
Ruth and Jim Anderson
Sam Bawamia
Fran and Ray Bell
Alison and John Blaser
Sue and Robert Boucek
Barbara and Eric Burgess
Michael B. Crosby
Gayle Edmunds
Eleanor and Charles Evans
Peter A. Gorr
Christine M. Grable
Rev. Amy and Dr. Robert Heinrich
Ginnie Judd
Emily Laugesen
Amy Little and Lee Ravenscroft
Dorothy Neumann
Joan and Jeff Petertil
Richard V. Pokorny
Henrietta Saunders and Richard Day
Margaret Shaklee
Rev. Eileen M. Shanley-Roberts
Commissioner Debra Shore
Sara Spoonheim Amit and Yali Amit
Karen Van Meter
Anne and Edward White

Thank you to our 2020 Earth Champions

Arcola Presbyterian Church USA
California Gardens Christian of Love Baptist Church
Cenacle Sisters
Chicago Community Mennonite Church
Countryside Church Unitarian Universalist
Emanuel Congregation, Chicago
Environmental Ministry Team of First Congregational Church of Glen Ellyn
Euclid Avenue United Methodist Church
First Mennonite Church of Champaign-Urbana
First Presbyterian Church, Monticello
First United Methodist Church of Arlington Heights
First United Methodist Church of Normal
Fox Valley Presbyterian Church
Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church in Chicago
Holy Covenant MCC
Lincoln Park Presbyterian Church
Lutheran Church of Mahomet
McKinley Presbyterian Church
New Deliverance Presbyterian Church
North Shore Unitarian Church
Our Saviour's Evangelical Lutheran Church
Pilgrim Congregational Church
Prince of Peace United Methodist Church
Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Wilmette
St. Andrew's Lutheran Campus Center
St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Glen Ellyn
St. Peter's United Church of Christ, Champaign
The Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration
Trinity United Church of Christ, Chicago
Unitarian Church of Evanston
Unitarian Church of Hinsdale
United Methodist Women of Park Ridge
Unity Temple Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Oak Park
Wellington Avenue United Church of Christ


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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