Phoenix Rising

Phoenix Rising Foundation
Supporting the Food Pantry
and other community resources

About the Foundation

The original Phoenix Rising Foundation was established to support charitable activities under the auspices of Shields Township, such as the Food Pantry. The Foundation is now an independent entity supporting its own Food Pantry and other community projects.

Phoenix Rising Foundation is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization under IRS regulations and is registered with the Illinois Secretary of State's Office and the Office of the Illinois Attorney General. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Donations to the Foundation are critical to the operations of the Food Pantry, which is not supported by taxpayer dollars. Donations of cash are used to purchase food from the Northern Illinois Food Bank; each dollar donated can purchase 10 pounds or more of food.

Many generous organizations and individuals in our community have made donations or organized fundraising drives for the Foundation. For more information, please contact Heather Kerr at


Phoenix Rising Foundation's Board of Directors

Kate Briand
Lake Bluff

Larry Bridges
North Chicago

Heather Kerr
Lake Bluff