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We are Awake Illinois

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This grassroots organization was launched by everyday parents and citizens in May 2021. During the pandemic year, many of us "awakened" to the issues affecting our communities, our children, and our liberties.  Awake Illinois chartered the first chapter in Naperville, Illinois, and is now expanding throughout all 4 corners of the state with 30+ chapters. In 2023, we plan for Awake chapters to launch in surrounding states.  

Thanks to the volunteerism of our chapter chairs and members, our advocacy is waking up Illinoisans each day while empowering citizens to elevate their voices on topics of education, equality, legislationcivic involvement, and social welfare causes. Awake IL also embraces numerous philanthropic opportunities to advance our communities. 

Join the movement here. Please consider a non-tax-deductible donation to support our statewide efforts. The connected Awake IL PAC is supporting 2023 school board candidates. An affiliated not for profit 501c3 is launching Spring 2023. 


Learn more about our Board of Directors here


Awake IL operates on an extremely lean budget with many expenses covered personally by Awake IL leadership and/or volunteers. The annual $20 membership fee alongside small donors support our social welfare advocacy, civic empowerment, and affiliated administrative expenses.

AWAKE ILLINOIS 990 (2021-2022)

Your generosity is appreciated to ensure more communities are awakened

and empowered to advocate for progress in Illinois. 


Advocate • Awaken • Advance

Click the red icons and photos to review the Awake Illinois advocacy that launched in May 2021.

Awake IL, May 2021 - February 2022
Year 2 Review Coming Soon


Awake IL Board of Directors

The Executive Board consists of President, Vice President, and Director. Each volunteer operates as an unpaid advocate to advance a variety of social welfare issues. The views expressed by the organization are independent of board/liaison employers, companies, or affiliates. 

Your support of our advocacy with a non-tax-deductible donation is greatly appreciated. Awake IL donor lists are private and not disclosed publicly per 501c4 designation.

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