Double Your Donations to IFI in December!
By David E. Smith   |   12.16.21
For almost three decades now, IFI has stood alone in boldly defending faith and family in the Land of Lincoln. The world of local conservative politics—political pundits, consultants, establishment members, and activists for other causes—constantly tell us that what matters most are fiscal issues. IFI is the only voice boldly upholding the truth in the public square that what matters most in public policy are the sanctity of life, the traditional family, and religious liberty.
2021 End-of-Year Matching Challenge
By David E. Smith   |   12.06.21
We are pleased to announce the 2021 end-of-year matching challenge! In an effort to help us raise $300,000 by the end of this month, a number of generous donors have offered to match donations to IFI all the way up to $150,000! So between now and the end of the year, you can double the impact of your giving!
Our Annual Banquet Is Next Friday!
By David E. Smith   |   10.19.21
The Illinois Family Institute Faith, Family, and Freedom Fall Banquet will take place in less than two weeks, and we can hardly wait to welcome our special guest, Rev. Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer!
IFI Offers Email Opt Out of Sensitive Content
10.08.21
Dear Pro-Family Friends, As you know, IFI sometimes sends out articles that contain explicit information. We do not do this casually or thoughtlessly, and we always include a warning. We send out such material in order to alert our subscribers...
Pastor Erwin Lutzer Dinner Tickets Going Fast!
By David E. Smith   |   10.07.21
IFI’s Annual Banquet is getting closer! This year we are hosting our special fall event at the Carlisle in Lombard on October 29th, and we still have ad space, sponsorships, table hosts, and individual seats available. We are very pleased...
Success! We Did It!
09.08.21
After all the mail was opened after the Labor Day Weekend, I am excited to report that we met our summertime matching challenge! The full $80,000 match has been reached and will be added specifically to our ongoing work to educate, encourage and exhort church leaders, parents and grandparents about exiting the government schools.
2021 Fall Banquet Early Bird Special Expires Soon!
By David E. Smith   |   09.01.21
Illinois Family Institute is pleased to welcome Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer to our Fall Banquet as keynote speaker to share his wisdom, faith, and biblical and cultural insights, much of which he has written about in his two most recent...
UPDATE: Summertime Matching Challenge
By David E. Smith   |   08.09.21
We want to thank you for your response to our summertime matching challenge, which was offered to help fund our "Rescuing Our Children" initiative. This Matching Challenge was launched in mid-July and will end on Labor Day, and we are happy to report  that we have raised just over 50 percent of our goal so far.
Rescuing Our Children: Summertime Matching Challenge
07.15.21
Illinois Family Institute is working diligently on our “Rescuing Our Children” initiative, which we began this year. Late last year, the board of directors and staff met to discuss the culture, Illinois politics, our faith, and the opportunities to “boldly...
Summertime Matching Challenge!
By David E. Smith   |   07.14.21
We are very excited to announce an amazing summer-time matching challenge made possible through the generosity of faithful supporters. to help us specifically raise $80,000 for our urgent "Rescuing the Children" initiative! So, between now and Labor Day, you can double the impact of your giving while helping us fund this critical battle!
Upcoming Events for You and Your Family
By David E. Smith   |   05.03.21
We are thrilled to see that the onerous (and unconstitutional) COVID-19 mandates are being relaxed. There is light at the end of the tunnel. As most Illinoisans, we here at IFI are anxious to return to a normal routine, including hosting special events, conferences, forums and of course, our annual banquet.
Engage 2021 Conference
04.12.21
For many it feels like the faith is under assault by what seems like a progressively pagan culture? Christians were called to be ambassadors for Christ (2 Corinthians 5:18-21) in an adversarial culture. Over the first 300 years of the church, their ambassadorship transformed culture into what we know of as Western civilization. The church trained, educated, and equipped believers to engage culture outside the gathering of believers. Over the past 200 years, unbelievers are returning the favor and many Christians do not know how to respond.
Join the IFI Prayer Team!
By Kathy Valente   |   02.18.21
We know that the many cultural battles we face today are spiritual battles that cannot be won by relying solely on our own strength and methods.  In truth, these battles must first and continually be waged through prayer to our...
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Wonderful News on Our Matching Challenge!
By David E. Smith   |   12.31.20
You’ll be happy to hear that The Illinois Family Institute has achieved our goal to raise $105,000 -- one day earlier than expected!  The response to this challenge match has been fantastic and encouraging.  THANK YOU to all who contributed!
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