Support the Foundation

Any donation amount is always greatly appreciated. New donations are essential to continue to support our seniors in need and to provide the services and programs at Dickinson Hall. Donations may be given in honor or in memory of someone special.

Donors who contribute $1,000 or more may have their name or the name of an honoree engraved on the Giving Tree in the Dickinson Hall lobby.

The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) Public Charity and, as such, gifts are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

Make a Donation

For more information about ways to give, please contact Diane Chikos, Foundation Administrator, at 847-810-4675, or use the Contact Form. We are grateful for your consideration.

If you plan to give at the $500 level or greater, please consider mailing a check rather than donating by credit card through this website. By doing so, you enable the Foundation to gain the full benefit of your generous donation without a credit card processing fee.

Your credit card information will not be stored. The transmission between the donor, the donation form (Donorbox), and the credit card processor (Stripe) is encrypted using 256-bit SSL/TLS. Stripe is one of the most secure and trusted payment providers in the industry.


Giving Now

The Foundation accepts a variety of immediate gifts, including:

  • Cash in any form (i.e., cash, check, debit or credit card)
  • Annual contributions to the Non-Event Benefit and the Annual Appeal
  • Tribute gifts in honor or memory of a loved one, friend, colleague, or event
  • Matching gifts whereby a business matches a charitable gift from an employee or retiree
  • Income tax planning-motivated gifts such as qualified charitable distributions from IRAs or 401k, or gifts of appreciated assets such as stocks

Giving Later

A planned gift to the Foundation is a simple way of creating a meaningful, lasting legacy. It may enable you to give a larger gift than you ever thought possible. There are many ways for you to plan now for a gift later that will accomplish your charitable goals, including:

  • Bequests
  • Life insurance policies
  • Retirement plan assets

Talk to your financial planning professional about gifts related to income tax and estate planning.

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