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ABOUT THE FOUNDATION

The Visit Champaign County Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization, aspires to develop philanthropic support for Visit Champaign County.

As a charter partner to the Foundation, your investment will help fund the following initiatives to strengthen the economy and improve our quality of life working and living in this community:

  • - Place competitive bids to recruit and retain major events that bring in visitors, provide enjoyment for our residents, and increase economic growth
  • - Create and manage the Champaign County Film Office
  • - Convene community conversation about an Innovative Museum of the Future
  • - Create and manage a Welcome Center at the University of Illinois Willard Airport
  • - Create and manage a walking/biking/driving public art tour connecting the different host entities

Recent initiatives include the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) State Football Finals, IHSA State Wrestling Championships, Bloomington Gold Corvette Show, and the Hot Rod Power Tour.

To support the Visit Champaign County Foundation, contact Jayne DeLuce, President & CEO at 217-351-4133 or by email.

Visit Champaign County Foundation Board of Directors

  • Dennis Robertson, Chair, Market Place Shopping Center
  • Orlando Thomas, Vice Chair, Champaign School District Unit 4
  • Rob Kowalski, Treasurer, City of Champaign
  • Jayne DeLuce, Secretary, Visit Champaign County
  • Victor Fuentes, V. Picasso/Willow Creek Farm
  • Rich Thomas, Retired, Rantoul Recreation
  • Dan Waldinger, Mahomet Recreation