You're Invited! National White Cane Safety Day. October 15, 2023. Peoria Riverfront museum. $100 per person. Sponsorships available. benefitting the Central Illinois Center for the Blind & Visually Impaired. Featuring Dexter O'Neal and the FunkYard.

OCTOBER 15, 2023


Peoria Riverfront Museum | 222 SW Washington St., Peoria IL

5:45 Doors Open
6 – 7pm Cocktails & Hors D’oeurves
Murray Baker Bridge Lighting viewed in Sculpture Garden
Music Entertainment by Dexter O’Neal & the Funkyard
7 – 9pm Dinner & Program
$100 per person

Sponsorships Available. Gold $3,000 - 8 Event Tickets, Recognition in Event Program, Mention in CICBVI Newsletter, Social Media, Website and Peoria Magazine Ad. Silver $2,000 - 4 Event Tickets, Recognition in Event Program, Mention in CICBVI Newsletter, Social Media and Website. Bronze $1,000 - 2 Event Tickets, Recognition in Event Program, Mention in CICBVI Newsletter, Social Media and Website
Click here to register or contact us at 309.637-3693

16th Annual Golf Outing

The weather was perfect, the course was beautiful, the golf teams were enthusiastic, the donations were generous…. we could go on and on about what an amazing turn out we had for the 16th Annual Golf Outing. Of course, none of it is possible without the support of our teams and sponsors. They have our sincerest thanks and deepest appreciation!

Thank You Gold Sponsors

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Seeing Stars! Trivia Night

Our inaugural Trivia Night had an out-this-world response! Over 130 guests, winning prizes, eating great food, enjoying each other’s company, and competing for outstanding prizes!


Team “Uftring Auto Group” on their win after a tie-breaker! Each team member received $100 cash
Team “Ron’s Zany Zoo” on their win for Best Dressed Team. They received gift cards for RC Outfitters.
Team “Special OPS” on their win for Best Team Name. They received gift cards for RC Outfitters.


$2000 Galaxy Giver

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$1500 Solar System Standout

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$750 Shining Star

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$350 Planetary Partners

Brad & Krissie Foster
Kurt Norris

team Zoo - winner of best dressed

CICBVI Impact Central Illinois $20,000 Grant Recipient

Two female members of Impact Central Illinois holding large green letters I C I    CICBVI Operations Manager Paula and a CICBVI patron hold an enormous check from Impact Central Illinois written in the sum of $20,000 with members of ICI cheering them on     View of entire room with seated members of Impact Central Illinois, along with nominated and winning agencies

Thank You Impact Central Illinois!

June 7, 2022 was the Impact Central Illinois Annual Meeting. Members were able to gather together and hear from 6 local non-profits: Invictus Woods, Central Illinois Center for the Blind & Visually Impaired, Soulside Healing Arts (@soulsidehealingarts), Dream Center Peoria (@dreamcenterpeoria), Lutheran Social Services of Illinois, and Wildlife Prairie Park (@wildlifeprairiepark).  Because of the collective giving of their members and a donation from the Bob Gilmore Foundation, ICI was able to give away 4 grants: 2 INSPIRE grants for $20k and 2 IMPACT grants for $110k. The members voted and the INSPIRE grants were awarded to the Central Illinois Center for the Blind & Visually Impaired and Invictus Woods. The IMPACT grants were awarded to Dream Center of Peoria and Lutheran Social Services of Illinois.



Now is a good time to benefit the CICBVI and get something special for spring with an order from Terri Lynn.  They have nuts and sweets that are sure to please anyone and a portion of every sale comes to the center.  Here is the link to order for delivery straight to you or to the recipient of your choice. 

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Help us by using your Kroger Card

Did you know you can register your Kroger card so a percentage of what you spend goes to the CICBVI? It is super simple: grab your card (or use your alternate Kroger ID) and go to the Kroger website. Look under Community Rewards and find “Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired”. Follow the instructions and your next shopping trip will result in a donation to CICBVI. Thank you so much!



We want YOU! Click here for more information about the benefits of patronage and to complete an application.

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