Logo, Acorn Equality Fund - Financial Aid
PO Box 6286 Peoria, IL 61601


Upcoming Events

Annual Family Breakfast

Join us for our 19th Annual Family Breakfast, which recognizes the achievements of this year's scholarship recipients and raises funds for future scholarships.

Acorn Equality Fund Family Breakfast
Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center
East Peoria, Illinois
Saturday, December 2
9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Doors will open at 8:30 a.m., with breakfast beginning at 9:00 a.m. Bring your partner, spouse, guest, family, and friends. It truly is a family—and family-friendly—event! (If you are unable to attend, we welcome your donation of support.)

Tickets and more information will be available online in October.

For nearly 20 years, the Acorn Equality Fund has been dedicated to advancing the education, health, and civil rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered persons and their allies throughout downstate Illinois. Our annual Family Breakfast celebrates the achievements of our LGBT and allied students through the awarding of scholarships. It is also our primary fundraising event to support future scholarships.

Events of this past year remind us of the importance of gatherings like the Family Breakfast—of the need to come together as a community, to support and empower one another, to promote education and awareness, and to celebrate the accomplishments and aspirations of the youngest members of our community.

Your support of this event is important, and we sincerely hope you will attend. Together with caring persons like you, we can make a significant difference in the lives of LGBT students and their allies in downstate Illinois.

Contact us for information about scholarship eligibility, making donations, and upcoming events.