Forefront To Open A Regional Office in Western Illinois

Thursday, May 10, 2018

We are thrilled to announce that Forefront will be opening a new office to support the social impact sector in Western Illinois. The new office will be our third office, in addition to offices in Chicago and Springfield. With the opening of this new office, we are hiring a Regional Coordinator. More information about the position is available here

The new Forefront office and staff position are a partnership with Galesburg Community Foundation, and an extension of our partnership on The Nonprofit Network. Forefront’s new office will act as a hub for social good in Western Illinois, aiming to strengthen local nonprofit and funder organizations through leadership, professional development, and collaboration. Forefront will provide opportunities for networking, education, policy engagement, leadership development, partnership and collective action.

Galesburg Community Foundation President & CEO Joshua D. Gibb said, “This partnership will provide valuable and intentional services to the nonprofits and funders supporting philanthropy in Western Illinois. Nonprofits and philanthropy provide valuable services to our communities and are important economic drivers. Making an investment such as this will allow our local philanthropic community to further collaborate and participate in opportunities to help drive their missions.”  

Forefront President + CEO, Eric Weinheimer said, “This new opportunity allows us to better support nonprofits at the local level. One of our goals at Forefront is to ensure we deliver high-quality support and programming to Illinois’ nonprofit sector. We are excited to make this investment in Western Illinois and partner with Galesburg Community Foundation in such an impactful way.”