This holiday season, tax-deductible donations in support of the Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ECCI) Centennial Celebration NFP’s development of a Civic Hall of Fame public memorial will receive one complimentary Elmhurst-Opoly board game (a $25 value) for every $50 donated to a maximum of 10 games ($500).
The Civic HOF memorial will feature a TouchPros Touch Wall interactive, touch-screen TV monitor (65 inches) on which users can view biographies, photographs and video clips of each of the inductees, and will be installed in a publicly-accessible location (to be determined). The wall may even “travel” around Elmhurst before finding its final home.
Last August, the NFP made an initial investment of $15,125 to pre-pay TouchPros for the Touch Wall hardware, software and related fees for installation, cloud hosting (five years), site creation (uploading of data, photos and video) and extended warranty (five years).
Since its creation in 1992—then as part of the Opening Ceremonies at the Elmfest community festival—the Civic HOF has welcomed 30 businesspeople, community volunteers and elected officials. Since Elmfest’s finale in 2009, inductees have been honored at ECCI’s Annual Awards Gala in all but one of those years.
Scott and Charity Ahlgrim were inducted during the 102nd Annual Award Gala staged in the Normandy Banquet Room at Elmhurst American Legion THB Post 187 on September 8.
To date, the NFP has raised more than $17,000 in Civic HOF funding towards a $50,000 goal set within an once-in-a-lifetime $250,000 Centennial Celebration Capital Campaign established in 2016 as part of ECCI’s 100th Anniversary year in 2018.
Donations to the Civic Hall of Fame Fund are tax deductible through the ECCI Centennial Celebration NFP, an Internal Revenue Service-designated 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charitable organization. Checks can be mailed to the Chamber at 300A West Lake Street, Suite 201, Elmhurst, IL 60126.