December at Illinois Humanities With Executive Director Gabrielle Lyon

A Letter from the Executive Director


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December 19, 2022

This is the time of year when we look back and reflect on all the ways we have learned, achieved, and grown over the past 12 months. I am deeply proud of what Illinois Humanities has accomplished in 2022 from launching new programs, like our Foreground Rural Initiative, to welcoming our latest cohort of Road Scholars Speakers and celebrating our first in-person Odyssey graduation since the start of the pandemic.

All of this was made possible by the steadfast support of our dedicated staff and board and, you, our community. Because of you we are able to provide free public programs, grantmaking, and educational opportunities for communities across Illinois. As we approach the end of the year, I hope you’ll consider making a tax-deductible contribution to Illinois Humanities to keep our programming 100% free and accessible. Thank you for your support and participation this year. On behalf of Illinois Humanities, I wish you and your family the happiest of holiday seasons!

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Consider making your end of year gift to Illinois Humanities to help keep humanities programs free and accessible for all Illinoisans.