End-of-Year Matching Challenge Update
End-of-Year Matching Challenge Update
Written By David E. Smith   |   12.23.19

I wanted to share some good news with you about the $70,000 matching challenge we wrote about earlier this month. The response to this challenge have been positive, and we are making good progress toward our goal of raising a total of $140,000 before the end of the year.

Thanks to the generosity of our supporters – moms and dads, grandmas and grandpas of Illinois – we have raised more than 66 percent of our goal thus far.

We still need to raise approximately $26,000 over the next seven days in order to realize the full matching challenge.

Any donation given or mailed by December 31st will go toward this matching challenge.

In 2020, we will have tremendous opportunities to expose and challenge the radical anti-family agenda of left-wing regressive lawmakers in Springfield and Washington D.C. This is not merely a political fight between the right and the left or between Republicans and Democrats. This is the cosmic conflict between good and evil that has existed since the beginning of time. As Christians, we must gird ourselves as for battle. We must be prepared and willing to engage boldly in the public square.

Our opponents have three powerful allies on their side: academia, media, and the entertainment industry. They control the culture-shaping megaphones that relentlessly blare their body- and soul-destroying messages into the hearts and minds of Americans, specifically targeting our impressionable children.

We cannot compete against this evil with fearful, self-serving silence. In his letter to the Ephesians, Paul exhorts the recipients, and us, to “be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power.” Similarly, the Psalmist reminds us, to “be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord.” Now is the time to toughen up and stop playing it safe; we must speak and act boldly, knowing that our mighty God stands with us!

I could cite many egregious examples of our enemy’s tactics, but let me reference just one. Regressive legislators and anti-life groups have tried to intimidate IFI into silence regarding Illinois’ radical abortion expansion bill – legislation that we, like many others, likened to the Jewish Holocaust. But we refuse to be silent. Christians cannot surrender the public square to those who celebrate the legal extermination of more than 60 million pre-born babies – human beings – whom liberals have deemed “unworthy of life.” Rather, we must boldly fight for what we believe, refusing to cower in fear or abandon the truth. (Read more HERE.)

We need your prayer covering and financial support!

If you haven’t already, please consider IFI in your year-end giving. Every donation – small, medium or large – brings us closer to our goal.  Don’t miss this opportunity to stand with the only full-time pro-family organization in Illinois!

Click HERE to make a secure online contribution today.

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. 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 your consideration. Your financial support and your prayers are what makes our mission to protect and preserve life, marriage, family and liberty in Illinois possible.  THANK YOU FOR STANDING WITH US!


David E. Smith
Executive Director

P.S. Donations must be postmarked by December 31 in order to qualify as 2019 gifts. Now, more than ever, your gift will help us uphold the legacy left by our forefathers.

Don’t delay, please donate today!

David  E. Smith
Dave Smith is the executive director of Illinois Family Institute (501c3) and Illinois Family Action (501c4). David has 20-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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