The Burnham Plan Centennial - Bold Plans, Big Dreams

Program Partners


As a membership association, Donors Forum promotes philanthropy and a strong nonprofit sector in Illinois.  We support the donor community (foundations, corporations, individuals, and advisors) as well as the fundraising community (nonprofits, schools, places of worship, and consultants) in practicing effective philanthropy and fundraising (respectively) as well as effective management, governance, and advocacy.  We do so by providing: 

  • networking and education (e.g., workshops, meetings, events);
  • information and knowledge (e.g., research, databases, libraries, publications, web resources); and
  • leadership and advocacy (e.g., advocacy of public policies to strengthen the sector; media outreach; briefings for elected officials and other leaders).

Donors Forum has a Library and five Philanthropy Centers around the state. Together, they hold the second largest philanthropy collection in the United States. The Library is open to the public, Monday - Friday, Noon - 5:00 pm. For information on Philanthropy Centers, click here.

Donors Forum's administrative offices are open Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00  pm.

Partner Category: Civic and Non-Profit Organization

Centennial Activities

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 11:30am to 1:30pm

Weaving a Regional Vision: Grantmakers as Partners in Creating Sustainable Growth

Donors Forum

The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) is creating a regional vision for greater Chicago with the core themes of sustainability, equity, and innovation. The vision encompasses issues of major concern to Chicago-area grantmakers: quality of life, the environment, housing, health, safety, education, economic strength, energy production and consumption, water use, intergovernmental cooperation and planning, and civic involvement. A final plan, for release in Fall 2010, will include public input through events focusing on the Burnham Centennial.

Donors Forum


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Contact: Marilou Jones, Director of Communications,, 312-327-8942

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