Recognition bricks

Since 1982, the Illinois Press Foundation (IPF) has provided education and information to its members and the general public.

The IPF is helping to create the next generation of newspapers through its statewide headquarters in Springfield. The facility provides the resources, technology, people and vision to advance the governmental, educational and business missions of the Illinois Press Association and the Illinois Press Foundation.

Ongoing member support allows the Foundation to fulfill its vision of continuing the newspaper industry’s commitment to integrity and service. With this in mind, IPF Recognition Bricks serve as an evolving and lasting tribute to volunteers and friends of the Illinois newspaper industry.

The brick walkway welcomes visitors with a visible illustration of the diverse strength of Illinois newspapers. Through your donation, we will engrave one of the 1,000 bricks with your name, your company name, or the name of a loved one. This pathway serves as a reminder of the many individuals who have contributed to the success of Illinois newspapers.

In addition, the IPF Recognition Bricks serve as a means of remembrance to express congratulations, thanks, or to remember a departed friend or family member. This is a unique opportunity for individuals to help further the mission of the Illinois Press Foundation in a permanent and personalized way. Click here to order.


IPF News
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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At its December board meeting, the Illinois Press Foundation Board of Directors awarded three $1,200 scholarships to University of Illinois Springfield Public Affairs Reporting graduate students: Cassandra “Cassie” Buchman, Grant Morgan and Lindsey Salvatelli. “In talking to all of these kids, they’re really passionate about journalism,” IPF Director Jeff Rogers said. “They all have passion. Having been in journalism for nearly 30 years, it’s refreshing ...
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The Illinois Press Foundation is launching a news service, Capitol Newswire Illinois, to provide coverage of state government to newspapers and broadcasters across the state. The objective is to reinvigorate coverage of state government in Illinois to create a centralized and unbiased source of news content for media and citizens.The IPF is seeking a full-time reporter to work with our full-time bureau chief and interns in this effort. The reporter will cover the activities of the Legislature, g...
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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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