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BLOOMINGTON — Darrell and Donna Hartweg of Bloomington, who have been involved with many community organizations over the years, have been named 2016 Philanthropists of the Year by the Illinois Prairie Community Foundation.

They will be honored at the Celebrating Local Philanthropy Luncheon at noon Nov. 15 at the Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, Normal.

About 250 people attended the luncheon last year, said foundation program director Kathi Davis.

Donna Hartweg is professor emerita of Illinois Wesleyan University, which she served as director of the School of Nursing from 1990 to 2009. She was appointed by the governor in 2006 to the Illinois Center for Nursing Advisory Council that recommends policy on nursing workforce resources.

She is vice chairwoman and head of strategic planning for the John M. Scott Health Commission and reviews grants for several organizations, including the Illinois Prairie Community Foundation's Women to Women Giving Circle, where she is a founding member.

Donna Hartweg has been president of several boards, including the BroMenn Healthcare Hospital Board of Directors, Community Health Care Clinic, Illinois Association of Colleges of Nursing and the regional Illinois Nurses' Association.

Darrell Hartweg is a partner at Hartweg, Turner, Wood & DeVary Law Firm. A long-time member of the McLean County Bar Association, he received the association's Lincoln Award of Excellence in 1999.

He served on St. John's Lutheran Church's charitable trust board for 25 years, including six as its chairman. Other leadership positions include the University of Illinois YMCA board of trustees, where he was chairman for 13 years; Illinois Prairie Community Foundation, where he served on the board for nine years, including four as its president; and the Community Cancer Center's board of governors since 2009, including serving as its president from 2013 to 2015.

He is a member of the foundation's development committee and the Downtown Bloomington Association.

The Hartwegs have donated to many organizations over the years.

Also on Nov. 15 at the Marriott is the workshop, "Fundraising: One Size Does Not Fit All." For staff, board members and volunteers of nonprofits, the workshop will be 8 to 11:30 a.m.

About 140 people attended last year's workshop, Davis said.

Cost of the workshop is $25 and cost of the luncheon is $35. To make a reservation, call 309-662-4477, email or go to

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