We are grateful for the support of our generous friends and supporters. Many choose to commemorate a special person by making a tribute gift in their name to Cunningham. These contributions greatly impact our mission to help every child thrive in a safe environment where they can heal, learn and grow.

Honor Gifts

Not every meaningful gift comes from a store. Consider an Honor Gift to Cunningham Children’s Home, a heartfelt way to both honor someone special and make a positive impact on the lives of others. Celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, or holidays with a charitable contribution.

Memorial Gifts

An “in memory of” or memorial gift is a donation made after someone passes to memorialize their life. Many people donate to charity in their loved one’s name or ask that a gift be made in lieu of flowers.

Families often ask how to encourage memorial gifts to Cunningham. The following language may be helpful in an obituary, either in print or online:

“In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in memory of (name of loved one) to Cunningham Children’s Home, 1301 N. Cunningham Avenue, Urbana, IL 61802 or online at www.cunninghamhome.org/ways-give/give-now.”


Tim Manard, Development Officer


(217) 337-9071