2022 Matching Challenge Update
2022 Matching Challenge Update
Written By David E. Smith   |   12.31.22
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Dear Friends,

We’re almost there! Many of you have given sacrificially, and through December 31st these donations will be doubled up to $260,000 through the generosity of amazing supporters who agree with the work being done at Illinois Family Institute (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 a deadline of midnight tonight, we still need to raise a little more than $60,000 to reach our goal!

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 IFI as our budget depends on receiving a significant portion of our support by December 31st.

The support our media and state government give to anti-family forces in Illinois is outrageous, but things can get worse. Left-wing activists have plans to advance new ways to facilitate abortion, to celebrate and promote sexual deviance, and to grow a tyrannical government. You can be certain the media and the state government won’t be shilling for IFI the way they do for their own favored causes. Protecting life, marriage, religious liberty, and the traditional family in Illinois are not “politically correct” causes. In fact, the support of our state’s elite institutions is what helps keep the attack on the family going.

The only thing keeping IFI going is you! Thanks to you, we will expose and bring the fight to Illinois’ anti-family forces. Thanks to you, we can still succeed in 2022’s End-of-Year Matching Challenge. And thanks to you–if everyone receiving this message sends a donation–I believe we can make that success happen today.

Online credit card contributions before 12:00 midnight TONIGHT, December 31, will count as a contribution for 2022. Checks mailed today will also count toward our Matching Challenge goal.

I will let you know next week if we met our goal. Thank you so much, and may God bless you for your support.

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.



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 30 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 29 years are blessed to be the parents of eight children. They strongly believe that their first duty before God is to disciple their children in the Christian faith, and...
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