The mission of America’s Gold Star Families is to provide honor, hope and healing to those grieving any military loss through active duty service in the United States Armed Forces. We include all branches of service representing all conflicts.

We are a 501(c)3 not for profit with no paid staff and 100% volunteer supported. All gifts are tax deductible and we have provided a convenient Donate tab on our home page.


Please join us for our annual 5k Run / 1 Mile Walk for Fallen Heroes

Saturday June 29, 2019, 7:30am @ The Gateway Building, Peoria, IL.


Click registration link below:


AGSF is in need of sponsors. Can you help?


Sponsorship Levels

GENERAL Sponsor – $1000

  • Large prominent lettering on top of back of t-shirt*
  • Banner or merchandise prominently displayed at Event (provided by sponsor)
  • Prominent recognition on all Event advertisements and AGSF website
  • Eight free race registrations

COLONEL Sponsor – $750

  • Large lettering on back of t shirt*
  • Banner displayed prominently at event (provided by sponsor)
  • Major recognition on AGSF website
  • Major recognition in runners’ registration packets
  • Six free race registrations

MAJOR Sponsor – $500

  • Medium lettering on back of t-shirt*
  • Special recognition in runners’ registrations packets
  • Special recognition on AGSF website
  • Four free race registrations

CORPORAL Sponsor – $250

  • Recognition on back of t-shirt*
  • Recognition in runners registration packets
  • Recognition on AGSF website
  • Two free race registrations

PRIVATE Sponsor – $100

  • Name/logo in runners’ registration packets
  • Recognition on AGSF website (americasgoldstarfamilies.org)


Register Online


Checks can be made out to Gold Star and mailed to:

Gold Star Families, 2426 W Cornerstone Ct., Peoria, IL 61614

Deadline June 20, 2019

5K sponsors for 2019

GENERAL Sponsors – $1000

  • America’s Gold Star Families Board of Directors
  • East Peoria Business Center
  • Lt. Col. Sean Sullivan

MAJOR Sponsors – $500.00

  • Congressman Darin LaHood
  • Peoria Leathernecks Detachment 081 Marine Corps League
  • Sid Ruckriegel, Peoria City Councilman At Large

CORPORAL Sponsors – $250

  • Brian Elsasser
  • Christine Schauble
  • In Honor of FA James D. Lear, US Navy
  • Lt. Col. (Retired) Jack McManus, USMC


PRIVATE Sponsors – $100

  • Lt. Col. (Ret.) Lester D. Bergsten, USAF
  • Representative Ryan Spain, 73rd District


IN KIND Sponsors


Hometown Hero Banner Project (Peoria)

Click link below for application.

Hometown Hero Application


Hometown Hero Banner Project (Pekin)

The​ ​Pekin City Council has ​authorized Parkway Drive from Sheridan to Court Street to install Hometown Hero Banners. Images of those who lost their life while serving active duty and MIA (Missing in Action) military personnel. Cost is $250 which is tax deductible.​ America’s Gold Star Families wishes to thank the City of Pekin for allowing this project to be part of their community!

Click link below for application.

Hometown Hero Application (Pekin)




2018 U.S. Form 990


*Organization exempt from income tax