Members & Donors

Memberships and donations to the Heritage Center are solicited annually. These memberships and donations help with meeting the mission and vision of the Canton Area Heritage Center. We invite you to become a member or a major donor today! Download form below with details.

2024 Membership Form

Major Donors

Individuals, businesses and community organizations may donate to the Canton Area Heritage Center. Donations are tax-deductible, as the museum is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Donors at the Founder and Benefactor levels will be publicly recognized unless they wish to remain anonymous. Click on the bars below to see these generous donors.

  • Founder: $1,000+
  • Benefactor: $500-$999
  • Sustaining Donor: $250-$499
  • Contributing Donor: $150-$249

We recognize donors who contribute $1,000.00 and above as a Founder.

Ron Walker, President, CFC Properties, Inc. Bloomington, IN

The Honorable Elizabeth A. Kovachevich*

Jim Murphy, President, CFC Properties, Inc. Bloomington, IN

George H. Mills*

Robert Chick

Kathleen S. Myers

Ray & Emily Cleer*

Dr. Roland Pettit*

Dr. James Farlik

Kelvin Sampson

Robert Senneff, CEO, Graham Hospital Association*

Joe D. Stone

Wendy Mayall, Mgr., Helping Hands Resale Shoppe

Dana Smith, Pres., Canton Main Street

*Multiple donations at $1000 and above

Dr. John & Myrna Welch

Kent McDowell, Mayor, City of Canton*


Those who contribute $500.00-$999.00 are named Benefactors.

Elizabeth Hubbs Nauslar

Ron & Dr. Cheryl Bielema

Brooks & Mary Ellen Carver

Robert Chick

Kevin & Teresa Meade*

Jim & Arlene Morgan

Dr. Roland Pettit*

Jack & Mary Pollitt

Paul & Roberta Reber*

Max & Cheryl Scott

Jack & Ruth Walker

Michael & Susan Walters

Ray Cleer*

Wendy Mayall, Mgr., Helping Hands Resale Shoppe*

David & Paula Grigsby

*Multiple donations at $500 and above level

Contact Information

Please call 309-647-2242 for more information on contribution options available. Completed forms and fees can be mailed to Canton Area Heritage Center, ATTN: James Morgan, P.O. Box 526, Canton, IL 61520.

Membership Levels

  • Student/Senior (age 65+): $15
  • Individual: $20
  • Family: $35
  • Club/Organization: $50
  • Business/Commercial: $100

Below are lists of current members who support our mission. We have begun to receive Memorials in honor of former residents. If you would like to recognize a family member or friend, we ask that you include his/her full name (including maiden name), dates of his/her birth and death, along with the memorial gift.


Lora J. Anderson

Donald L. Barnett

Lee Ann Bennie

Gary R. Bouc

Linda Brown

Janice Dare Bruster

Bill & Ellie Carlberg

Wanda Carmack

Robert Champlin, Sr.

Elizabeth A. Clark

Ray Cleer

Susan Orendorff Cooper

Dan Corey

Larry Cox

Helen Crosby

Vinnie Cufaude

Elizabeth Ellis

Paige Fahnestock

Bruce Flynn

Sue Freiley

David Giagnoni

Virgil Goyen

Patti Goyen

Phil Gregory

Donna Grgurich

Gary R. Grzanich

Gordon Hamilton

C. Harp

Marion Bud Harper

Kelly Havens

Roy Hopper

Judy Jarvis

Marietta Welch Johnson

Susan Osborn Jones

Melanie Jurlando

Darlene King

Jeremy Krock

Maxine Leeser

Robert Lucas

Debora Saylor Mackey

Kathleen Madden

John Malone

Janet McCaughey

Frank Mellert

George C. Mills

Jim Morgan

Claudia Moss

Eldon Myers

Kathleen Myers

Elizabeth Hubbs Nauslar

Sharon Odendahl

Dorwin L. Peterson

Roland Pettit

David Pires

Elizabeth Pollitt

Elaine Putrich

Stanley Ransom

Beverly Reffett

Lena Savill

Jennifer Scott-Dewar

Ruth Sepich

Shirley Skinner

Richard D. Smith

Stephen Soldwedel

Larry Stanfel

Ken St. Clair

John Sullivan

Bev Tanner

Julie Chenoweth Terstriep

Bernita Hammond Trigg

Diana M. Wade

Bonnie Watkins

Carolyn West

Maida Williams

Mary Williams

Robert E. Williams

Winnifred P. Workman

Tom Yocum

*2024 dues or donation received


Charles & JoEllyn Albertson

Brett & Buffy Barnhart

Ron & Cheryl Bielema

Paul & Charlotte Buell

Ron & Kim Bunner

Pat & Fran Carter

Brooks & Mary Ellen Carver

Steven & Ann Curry

Steven & Debby DeRenzy

Dale & Carol Ely

Ron & Joan Fahnestock

Lynn Fuller Family

Delitha Fulton

David & Paula Grigsby

Charles & Virginia Huenefeldt

Jerry & Karla Jones

Bob & Diane Juraco

Doug & Mendy Kepler

Bob & Katie Matusik

Laura Kessel & Andrew Thornton

Ed & Becky Ketcham

Bill & Mary Lou Kuchan

Richard & Norma Lindsey

Charlie & Barbara Luthy

Gladys E. May

Larry & Diane Nelson

Dan & Donna O’Bryant

Jack & Mary Pollitt

Mark & Brenda Postin

Kent & Helen St. Clair

Kevin & Debbie Stephenson

Jeff & Tina Strode

Gene & Donna Stuckey

Tim & Amy Svob

Mike & Keely Vollmar

Mike & Susan Walters

Harold & Creta Wilson

Stephanie Wright

Andrew & Celia Yeo

*2024 dues or donation received

Business or Organization

Mark Bixler, Owner
MBixler Legacy Media

Carla Bobell, Exec. Director
Canton Area Chamber of Commerce

Dana Smith, President
Canton Main Street

Ron Walker, President, CFC Properties, Inc., Bloomington, IN

Kent McDowell, Mayor
City of Canton

Aaron & Veanna Thum, Owner
Crawford’s Home Furnishings

Antoinette Dillefeld, Croatian Fraternal Union Lodge 367

Lynn Fuller, Owner. Fuller Jewelry Store

Barbara Long, Exec. Director
Fulton County Rehabilitation Center

Andrew Gregory, Realtor LLC, Phoenix, AZ

Wendy Mayall, Store Mngr.
Helping Hands Resale Shoppe

Pastor Steve Mason, First Christian Church, Canton

Robert Senneff, President & CEO
Graham Health System

Kathleen Wright, Lambda Chi Omega Sorority, Tau Chapter

Rick Klinedinst, President & CEO, MidAmerica National Bank

Michelle Spiva, Exec. Director
Spoon River Partnership for Economic Development

Chuck Taylor, Owner, Taylor State Farm Insurance Agency

2024 Members and Partners


In memory of Gregory A. Campbell, Canton, IL, (12/1/1946-12/17/2021) by Margaret Campbell, Canton, IL

In memory of Robert Raymond Hubbs, Sunnyvale, CA, (8/17/1936-1/30/2021) by Adrianne Hubbs Cowan, Canton, IL

In memory of Karen Phillips Korf, Nokomis, FL, (9/22/1938-8/8/2021) by Calvin Korf, Nokomis, FL

In memory of Daniel Boniface Kovachevich (7/12/1907-2/28/1994) and Emilie Mary Kuchan Kovachevich (12/8/1900-2/21/1992) and Charles Kuchan Sr. (12/24/1872-8/19/1953) and Bessie Kuchan (2/27/1873-9/17/1948), by The Honorable Elizabeth A. Kovachevich, Tampa, FL

In memory of Eldon Myers (3/6/1920-7/14/2009) and Lorene Myers (3/15/1927-3/4/2023), Canton, IL, by Kathleen Myers, Canton, IL