We are heartbroken to tell you that our beloved leader, Maria Whelan, passed away unexpectedly on June 10, 2020. Maria was a fiercely powerful voice for children and families who inspired all of us with her determination, kindness, and empathy.

We will miss her every day.

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Illinois Action for Children’s New Logo and Tagline!


This new logo and tagline communicate our unwavering commitment to positively impact the lives of children, families, and the communities we live in. Use the hashtag, #IAFCTakesHeart and share a photo or quote on social media that shows your passion for children, families and our communities. Don’t forget to tag Illinois Action for Children @IAFC_Cares!