The McKinley Foundation Artists Alley Opening March 16

The McKinley Foundation is officially opening its first exhibit on Thursday, March 16, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The exhibition is located between the Foundation Living Room and Presby Hall. The exhibiter, Bill Capel, is a familiar sight, a lifetime resident of Champaign-Urbana, a photographer from childhood, a longtime McKinley community member, and a…

“Racial Taboo” film and discussion on March 12

The Champaign Community Coalition invites the public to attend a free screening of “Racial Taboo” on Sunday, March 12, in the Presby dining room at McKinley Foundation. Doors open at 2 p.m.; the 53-minute film will start at 2:30, followed by small-group discussions and a free dinner (details below). The documentary examines America’s racial history and how…

Applications due March 27 for Foundation scholarships

University of Illinois students, including incoming freshmen, can apply for a scholarship from the McKinley Foundation. The Ullman Scholarship is an award of $2,000 and is available exclusively to residents of Presby Hall at the University of Illinois. The McKinley Foundation Freshman Scholarship is available exclusively to incoming freshmen who will be residents of Presby…

Conversation with C-U Immigration Forum: Feb. 19

McKinley in Action invites you after worship on Sunday, Feb. 19, to a conversation with Megan Flowers, a representative from the C-U Immigration Forum. We want to explore how McKinley might better partner with the forum to advocate for and support the immigrant population. To help us plan refreshments and materials, please e-mail Jennifer Wetzel (j-wetzel@mckinley-church.org) by…

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Feb. 5: Chili Cookoff, Souper Bowl of Caring

In addition to hosting the Chili Cookoff, on Sunday, February 5, youth will collect toilet paper, diapers, toothpaste, shampoo/conditioner, and cash donations to help support the Souper Bowl of Caring. This drive was started by one church youth group who wanted to help hungry people in their local area. It has expanded across the country and…

Submit nominations for the McKinley Foundation Social Justice Awards by Feb. 21

Committed to creating a better world, the McKinley Foundation annually honors individuals and organizations through the McKinley Foundation Social Justice Awards. Nominations (including self-nominations) are due by Tuesday, Feb. 21, for awards in four categories: Student at the University of Illinois Student organization at the University of Illinois Individual member of the community Community organization Complete details…

Help sponsor some families for Christmas

McKinley has traditionally sponsored 5 or 6 families with food and gifts for Christmas. If you would like to help this year, please see Pastor Keith for a specific request, or place a donation in the offering plate (either a check with “Christmas Family Donation” on the memo line or cash in an envelope marked the same…

Thanksgiving Day volunteers needed

McKinley is sponsoring a traditional Thanksgiving meal for students and community members who will be in town for the holiday. The gathering is at 1 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 24, in the foundation living room. Volunteers are needed to help with setup, eating and visiting with folks, and cleanup. We need help from about 11:30 a.m. to…

It’s time for Trunk or Treat!

Once again, McKinley will be hosting our annual Trunk or Treat Halloween celebration! The schedule for Sunday, Oct. 30 is as follows: Dinner—4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Trick or Treating in Presby Hall—5:30 to 6 p.m. Trunk or Treating in the garage—6 to 6:30 p.m. Families can come any time between 4:30 and 5:30 to enjoy a free dinner before the…

Foundation seeks Executive Director

McKinley Foundation in Champaign is looking for a dynamic, forward thinking Executive Director to take the helm as the current ED is retiring. McKinley is a socially progressive organization affiliated with McKinley Presbyterian Church and is the manager of the Presby Hall, home to 262 U of I students. This person must be able to…