ACORN (Advertising Contributions Reward Newspapers) symbolizes a seed for the future of Illinois newspapers.

Through the voluntary ACORN campaign, newspapers donate 52 inches of advertising to the Illinois Press Foundation. This tax-deductible contribution allows a donation to help newspapers not only survive, but prosper --- without ever writing a check.

The Foundation deducts the amount of your pledge from your monthly IPAS ad checks. Illinois Press Advertising Service (IPAS) sells advertising into your newspaper. Ad Check deductions will be taken monthly until the annual pledge amount is reached.

If IPAS does not sell advertising into the newspaper, The ACORN participant will not be expected to make up the difference in cash.

Step Up...The ACORN 104 Club. This special category offers members the opportunity to donate 2” per week (104” total).

For more information, contact Jeff Rogers at 217-241-1300 or via email.


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The Illinois Press Foundation is honored to have a 2018 national award-winner on its board! Sally Renaud was one of five educators recognized by the National Scholastic Press Association as Pioneer Award recipients. Sally was awarded Nov. 3 during the JEA/NSPA convention in Chicago.The Pioneer is the highest honor NSPA awards to journalism educators. Pioneers are individuals who make substantial contributions to high school journalism programs and scholastic journalism education outside their pr...
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Illinois Press Association Director of Foundation Jeff Rogers (left) and CEO Sam Fisher (right) accept the Illinois Journalism Education Association’s Friend of Scholastic Journalism Award on Nov. 3, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago.The IJEA annually honors an individual or group that has demonstrated outstanding commitment to scholastic journalism. The IJEA selects honorees who have supported their mission by assisting IJEA in promoting high standards of scholastic journalism and elev...
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