Each year, the McKinley Foundation recognizes individuals and organizations that engage in social justice work in the community. Here are this year's honorees:

  • Kathleen Hu, a U of I engineering student who started an organization called Dibbs, using technology to connect grocery stores’ surplus food for donations to local food agencies;
  • YouMatter Studios, a company founded by students to develop video games that celebrate diversity and inclusivity;
  • Danielle Chynoweth who, for 23 years, has been an institution builder for social and racial justice in the C-U community; and
  • Faith in Place, a nonprofit organization that brings together social and environmental justice working with houses of faith across the state.

We wrote about Kathleen Hu and Dibbs last August.