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Title:Conservation Foundation, Illinois
Website:Illinois Conservation Foundation
Contact Name: Steve Ettinger
Contact Title:Executive Director
Contact Comments:
Function:The Foundation is directed to promote, support, assist, sustain, and encourage the charitable, educational, scientific, and recreational programs, projects, and policies of the Department of Natural Resources (formerly Department of Conservation); solicits and accepts aid or contributions consistent with stated intent of donor and goals of foundation; accepts grants for acquisition, construction, improvement, and development of potential foundation projects; solicits and generates private funding and donations that assist in enhancing and preserving Illinois’ natural habitats, historic sites, river and stream corridors, state parks, forests, and fish and wildlife areas; engages generally in other lawful endeavors consistent with forgoing purposes. Foundation shall operate within provisions of General Not For Profit Corporation Act of 1986.
Senate Confirmation:No
Composition:12 members: - 2 appointed by President of Senate - 2 appointed by Senate Minority Leader - 2 appointed by Speaker of the House - 2 appointed by House Minority Leader - 4 appointed by Governor; -Vacancies shall be filled by official who made recommendation for vacated appointment
Chair:Director of DNR
Authority:20 ILCS 880/1

 Member Names

Name (Last, First)Term ExpiresMember SinceAffiliationAppointed ByPositionTitleCounty
Anderson, Ryan4/12/2013GovernorMemberKane
Banks, Tripp7/19/2018President of the SenateMemberLake
Bennett, Thomas10/3/2017House Minority LeaderMemberLivingston
Callahan, ColleenStatuteChairDirector, Dept. of Natural ResourcesNone
Cullerton, William F.4/3/2009Speaker of the HouseMemberCook
Hillstrom, Mike7/19/2018President of the SenateMemberKane
Katlin, Andrew10/12/2012GovernorMemberCook
Ruffolo, Michael A.3/11/2013Speaker of the HouseMemberWill
Russell, Robert C.1/30/1995Senate Minority LeaderMemberSangamon
Schneider, Diane10/2/2018House Minority LeaderMemberKane
Troutt, William6/13/2022GovernorMemberCook
Wanless, Michael12/2/2020Senate Minority LeaderMemberSangamon