A Growing Partnership

Buchanan Center for the Arts is partnering with Galesburg Community Foundation to build their endowment.

Building the Regional Workforce of Tomorrow

SkillsUSA students Alice Greene and Axel Holt

Early one morning last June, Alice Greene and Axel Holt boarded a flight from Moline to Atlanta. If the two Galesburg freshmen were giddy with nervous excitement, they had good reason. They were headed to the SkillsUSA National Championships to compete against thousands of their peers from career technical education programs across the country. At […]

Meet the Hunger Collaborative

Groceries in red reusable bags.

Why do people go hungry? Viewed one way, food insecurity is about access to food—and combating it means making affordable, nutritious food available to more people. Viewed another way, it’s about the deeper disparities, from education and income to transportation and housing, that lead to hunger in the first place. Tackling these root causes means […]

Why Can’t We?

Dr. John McClean

A Q&A with Dr. John McClean When you go out for coffee with Dr. John McClean, expect to be interrupted. Every few minutes, a passerby will stop over to say hello or wish him well—former patients or their family members whose lives he touched during his long career as a local oncologist. His connections to […]

An Opportunity to Serve

Galesburg Community Foundation Board Chair David Erickson

David Erickson is a busy man. In addition to farming and running a farm management business, he has served in leadership positions on boards and associations at the local, state, and national level. He believes in the importance of sharing your time and talent. “It’s not a lifetime commitment, but you can make a lifetime […]

Endowed Fund Honors Values of Three Generations

Florence and George Huff on their wedding day, June 6, 1923.

The Huff family believed strongly in a Catholic education. When George and Florence moved to the area in 1941, they chose to live in Galesburg because it had what they considered the best Catholic school in the area for their daughters Alice, Betty, and Kathleen. George drove 100 miles each day to his job as […]

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Haley Sloss

Charitable Giving Coordinator

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Haley provides support to enhance the function and success of the Charitable Giving and Affiliate Teams. She ensures donors receive a personal approach to philanthropy through outstanding customer service by supporting charitable giving for donors and fund holders across the state.