First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust is proud to announce that the Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois will be the beneficiary of this year’s event, Chef Clash! We are pleased to partner with this organization to help ensure they will continue to provide vital services in our region.
Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois
The Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois is a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring our nation’s veterans with a free trip to Washington DC to visit their monuments and memorials. These memorials were built to honor their service and sacrifice, and we believe it is imperative they have the opportunity to see them.
Previous Years Beneficiaries
Saint Francis CARE Animal Shelter
(2016 Co-Beneficiary) St. Francis CARE is a 501c3 no-kill all-breed animal rescue in Southern Illinois. They rescue homeless, abandoned, and unwanted animals and provide shelter and vet care for them while they work towards finding their forever homes. Total Raised: $35,000
(2014 Beneficiary) The SIH Foundation is the non-profit charitable arm of Southern Illinois Healthcare (SIH) which raises funds to enhance and support the SIH mission of improving the health and well being of those in our community. Funds raised through this year’s event assisted the Hope is Home Campaign in the building and maintenance of a new cancer treatment facility in Carterville, IL. Total Raised: $62,000
Rotary Clubs of Carbondale, Carterville and Marion
(2013 Beneficiary) Rotary is a charitable organization which endeavors to better lives in their communities and around the world. This year’s beneficiaries included the Rotary Clubs of Carbondale, Carterville and Marion. Each club gave a portion of the funds raised to This Able Veteran, Gumdrops, and Pats Kids. Total Raised: $62,799
Kiwanis Clubs of Carbondale and Marion
(2012 Beneficiary) Kiwanis empowers communities with creative ways to serve the needs of children through local projects and fundraising. Funds raised at this year’s event were distributed between Kiwanis Clubs of Carbondale and Marion for multiple local charities. Total Raised: 46,500
Boys & Girls Club of Carbondale
(2010-11 Beneficiary) In 2010 & 2011, we teamed up with the Boys & Girls Club of Carbondale to kick-off an event in the area known as Chef Clash. Over that two year span, we raised in excess of $80,000 to help them put a new roof on their current facility, as well as assist with costs to maintain their organization.