2021 Matching Challenge Update
 
2021 Matching Challenge Update
Written By David E. Smith   |   12.29.21

Dear Friends,

We’re almost there! Many of you have given sacrificially, and through December 31st these donations will be doubled up to $150,000 through the generosity of amazing supporters who agree with the work being done at IFI. I can’t tell you how grateful we are to know that you are willing to stand with us. Thank you!

We are closing in on our goal, but we are not there yet. We need your help if we hope to reach it.

With just over 2 days remaining in the year, we still need to raise a little more than $26,000!

If you haven’t made your tax-deductible, end-of-year donation to the only full-time, pro-family group in Illinois, there’s still time! No gift is too small!

These last days of the year are extremely important for Illinois Family Institute as our budget depends on receiving a significant portion of our support by December 31st.

As the nation waits for a decision from the U.S. Supreme Court this summer to see if the misbegotten Roe v. Wade will finally be overturned and once again allow the states to protect innocent life, we have a serious problem in Illinois. Over the past few years, state lawmakers have not only dismantled every abortion restriction on the books, but they have also passed a mandate to teach “comprehensive” sex education to students in government schools, including elementary schools. What better way to ensure the profits of abortion mills than to encourage young teenagers to engage in risky sexual behavior.

If that isn’t bad enough, “progressive” lawmakers are unremitting in advancing their agenda of changing America into a godless Marxist utopia. This past year we’ve seen parents across the nation protest the teaching of hate-America lessons through critical race theory (CRT). Over the past several years, Laurie Higgins has done an amazing job writing about this threat to students and the nation’s future.

Of course, any opposition to CRT is quickly labeled “racism” or “white privilege.” But we are immune to their feckless tactics. When we oppose the “LGBTQIA” agenda, we are called “homophobes.” When we assert that God made us immutably male and female, we are smeared as “transphobes.” When we boldly call out abortion as a holocaust, we are labeled “haters.” When we opposed Planned Parenthood’s sex education bill, we are falsely called “science deniers.”

This is why we launched our Rescuing our Children initiative this year. Students in public schools across the state and nation are being indoctrinated with godless ideologies. Leftists do not believe that Judeo-Christian values and Western civilization is worth defending. In fact, they are working to dismantle them because they believe they are the problem.

They are doing this in the classroom to ensure that their worldview is passed along to subsequent generations. They are also doing this in the legislatures in Springfield and Washington D.C., taking any ground they can to destroy the legacy of our Founding Fathers and our Christian faith.

That is why we need your help ending this year prepared to fight the battles of 2022. End-of-Year giving is an important time for us. Donations from moms and dads, grandmas and grandpas like you make up a large part of operating budget next year.

Please contribute to IFI by December 31st. When you do, you’ll help us start strong in the new year. Here are some ways you can give your tax-deductible donation:

  • Contribute online HERE.
  • Give a gift of stock or appreciated assets. Contact Colleen Garcia, IFI’s Financial Administrator, at (708) 781-9328 or email her HERE.
  • Mail your year-end gift by December 31st. Send to: Illinois Family Institute, P.O. Box 876, Tinley Park, IL, 60477
  • We also accept credit card donations over the phone at (708) 781-9328.

Thank you for considering our appeal. Your financial support and prayers are what makes our mission to protect and preserve life, marriage, family and liberty in Illinois possible.

THANK YOU FOR STANDING WITH US!

Sincerely,

David E. Smith
Executive Director



David  E. Smith
Dave Smith is the executive director of Illinois Family Institute (501c3) and Illinois Family Action (501c4). David has 25-plus-years of experience in public policy and grass-roots activism that includes countless interviews for numerous radio, television, cable programs and newspaper articles on topics such as the sanctity of life, natural marriage, broadcast decency, sex education, marijuana, gambling, abortion, homosexuality, tax policy, drug decriminalization and pornography. He and his wife of 26 years are blessed to be the parents of eight children. He also serves as a Republican Precinct Committeeman in his community and as an ordained minister and elder in his...
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