When you make a donation to ARC through the ARC Living Memorial Fund, a 501(c)3 organization, you are helping provide a comprehensive range of recreational activities and services to the 55+ community. By donating, you leave a legacy that helps to ensure that our mission to support whole health wellness and to enhance quality of life for the Bloomington-Normal seniors can be fulfilled. Read on to learn more about fundraising priorities for 2024 and all the ways you can give today!
ARC greatly appreciates your consideration of making a charitable gift to benefit local seniors. Contact ARC Communications Coordinator Samantha Scott at email@example.com or 309-888-9099 to discuss fundraising goals and ways to give, or see the information listed below.
2024 Build the ARC Campaign
The ARC Living Memorial Fund has determined the following priorities for charitable contributions to the 2023 Build the ARC Campaign.
Fitness Programming Upgrades & Additions – Replace aging equipment and provide options that meet ADA specifications and upgrade protective fitness dividers for Rec Room enhancement.
Classroom Updates – Replace and upgrade aging countertops and equipment used for art and craft-related programming including storage and organizational equipment.
Green Space Initiative– Support green space upgrades and additons such as a shade structure
to help make the space more usable and comfortable for presenters and participants.
If you’d like to give a gift but don’t have a specific priority in mind, you may choose to make a gift toward general support and ensure that ARC can continue to make a difference for local seniors now and into the future.
Learn about our goals for the green space project for which planning and fundraising began in 2019.
This walkthrough video gives you an idea of what the green space can look like once complete. The outdoor space will have accessible walking paths, raised garden beds, native plants, a large patio for class space and socializing, and a lawn.
The Giving Tree is a one-of-a-kind piece of art created by ISU professor, Randy Reid. The tree allows members, their families, and individuals and businesses in the community to show their support for local seniors by leaving a legacy at ARC. Obtaining a leaf on the tree requires a $500.00 contribution. Gifts can be made to any of the designations listed above, and you can choose between 3 message options:
In Honor of
In Loving Memory
Mail donations to:
Samantha Scott at
600 E. Willow St. Normal, IL 61761
Cash Gifts: ARC can accept monetary donations by cash and check at the center. Credit and debit card gifts must be made here on our website or through Facebook. Please make checks payable to ARC Living Memorial Fund. Fill out the LMF Contribution Form below, and mail it with your gift.
Life Insurance: Obtain a beneficiary designation form from your life insurance provider, and name ARC Living Memorial Fund as the beneficiary.
Bequest: Make a gift to the ARC Living Memorial Fund in your will.
Gifts of Equipment: Please contact Director of Operations Jess Ray or Director of Programming Molly Camper, if you have an interest in donating equipment to ARC. firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
Did you know? You can also support the ARC Living Memorial Fund through the Illinois Prairie Community Foundation.
Illinois Prairie Community Foundation, as a public charity, acts as fiscal sponsor for the ARC Living Memorial Legacy Fund. As a component fund of the Community Foundation, the ARC Living Memorial Legacy Fund is accepted as a nonprofit organization and entitled to use the Community Foundation’s IRS Income Tax EIN number. The EIN number is 37-1377415.
Support the ARC Living Memorial Legacy Fund and help provide funding for services and equipment through Normal Township Activity and Recreation Center.
Donations can be made to the ARC Living Memorial Legacy Fund in a variety of ways:
· Donate online by visiting https://bit.ly/ARC-LMLFund. When you do so, you will taken to Stripe, an online donation processor, to complete your online donation.
· Donate via check by making it out to Illinois Prairie Community Foundation and sending it to 915 E. Washington St., Suite 2, Bloomington, IL 61701. Please include the name of the fund to which you are donating on the check's memo line.
*The ARC Living Memorial Fund is a 501(c)3 organization. All gifts to the ARC Living Memorial Fund are tax-deductible. Anyone wishing to make a cash or check gift to the ARC Living Memorial Fund, must fill out the LMF Countribution Form and submit it to the staff at ARC.*