Partner With Us

Join IAFCs Partners in Action!

Partners in Action is Illinois Action for Children’s year-long corporate partnership program. The program offers a meaningful, mutually beneficial relationship between Illinois Action and corporations/ local businesses that want to establish or advance their corporate social responsibility profile and give back to the communities in which they live, work, and play.

Businesses may become a Partners in Action member through sponsorship of IAFCs annual benefit, A Time to Shine or, anytime, by building a custom package in collaboration with our Development and Marketing teams. Categories of benefits include event sponsorship, digital publicity, resource provision, and virtual access to IAFCs broad scope of stakeholders.

Please contact Sari Rubin, Director of Philanthropy, at 773.769.8004 or to learn how you can become a member of Partners in Action, today and join our partners below.

Distinguished Partners

Illinois Action for Children’s Distinguished Partners are individual major donors, foundations and other institutional organizations that have supported us through A Time to Shine sponsorships, philanthropic gifts and foundation grants.

Thank You!

We are greatly appreciative of the following Partners in Action and Distinguished Partners. Their commitment and investment in Illinois Action for Children is instrumental in our ability to continue, expand and deepen our work to ensure all children in Illinois have the excellent and equitable child care and education and community and family resources needed to succeed in school and in life.

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“Every dollar invested in high-quality birth-to-five early childhood education for disadvantaged children delivers a 13% annual return on investment, significantly higher than the 7-10% return delivered by preschool alone.”

James Heckman,
Professor of Economics and Nobel Prize Laureate

2022 – 2023 Partners in Action

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2022 – 2023 Leading Partners

Morgan Li Manufacturing Logo

Old National Bank Logo

2022 – 2023 Valued Partners

Advent Building Maintenance

Allen Interactions Logo

Ameritus Logo

Arlington Construction Logo

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Logo

Canon Solutions America Logo

Constructive Play things Logo

Ingram Security and Detective Services LLP Logo

Kaplan Early Learning Company Logo

Kittleman Logo

Laner Muchin Logo

Miner, Barnhill & Galland, P.C. Logo

Rush Solutions Logo

SB Enterprises Logo

Snell & Associates Logo

Spool Marketing Logo

TransMax Logo

UL Solutions Black Business Resource Group Logo

2022-2023 Distinguished Partners



April and Doug Janney

Carol Robertson Center Logo

Chris and Meg Knapik

Gail Nelson


Irving Harris Foundation Logo

Larry and Mary Mages

Micki and Tony Chulick

Peter Kim

SAL Community Services Logo

Steans Family Foundation Logo


Theresa and Mike Hawley