Peoria Magazine: May 2019

by Megan Pedigo

Easterseals celebrates 100 years of providing exceptional services to children with disabilities, developmental delays and other special needs.

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Mind the Gap

by Human Services Collaborative

Local human service agencies are chugging away every day to reach the destination of well-being for all.


Time to Change the Narrative

by Jake Hamann, Peoria Innovation Alliance

A new initiative aims to reposition the region through the renewed celebration of innovation, entrepreneurship and startup activity.

Giving with Purpose

by Cathy S. Butler, CFP, CRPC, Morgan Stanley

Tips for effective, strategic and purposeful philanthropy with maximum impact

by Cheryl Hyatt, Hyatt-Fennell Executive Search

It's easy to get stuck in a rut.


Nonprofits Leading the Way

by Tucker Kennedy, Ameren Illinois

My work has enabled me to get to know many of the leaders of the region's nonprofits.

Building Healthy Communities

by Dr. Leslie L. McKnight, Peoria City/County Health Department

We need to work collaboratively to provide comprehensive services, access and resources to all health populations.

Connecting Victims With Resources

by Jerry Brady and Corie Sego, Peoria County

The State’s Attorney’s Office is dedicated to helping victims access available community resources.

The Costly Paradigm

by Dr. Sheila Quirk-Bailey, Illinois Central College

It may be time for a new paradigm in American higher education.


A Personal Calling

by Dr. Michele Couri, Couri Center for Gynecology and Integrative Women’s Health

Starting a nonprofit after a frightening diagnosis leads to research and awareness.

Creative Container Gardening

by Bob Streitmatter, Luthy Botanical Garden

Whether your yard is big, small or non-existent, anyone can have success with containers.


Mentors Inspiring Apprentices

by Shannon Cox, Peoria Art Guild

The renewed MAP program will educate and inspire our youth to live and create in central Illinois.

Honoring Bach

The Peoria Bach Festival celebrates the music and life of the legendary composer Johann Sebastian Bach.