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Ways to Give

Your Impact, Their Experience: Enabling Real-World Learning at the Chicago Center.

There are many ways to give—and even more reasons to give. Your gifts are an investment in our students, academics, and our city and society. End each gift makes an immediate and lasting impact. Even more, your contributions are tax-deductible, and matching gifts may even double your gift to the Chicago Center.


The easiest, fastest, and most flexible way to support students and the Chicago Center is by making a gift of cash. Here are several ways you can begin to change everything.

Give Online

If you would like to make a gift to the Chicago Center online, please use our Secure Online Gift Form or click on the button below.

Mail a Check or Money Order

You can support the Chicago Center with a check or money order, made payable to the Chicago Center and mailed to:

The Chicago Center

1448 E. 52nd Street

Ste. 430

Chicago, IL 60615

Please indicate how you would like your gift designated, either by making a note in the memo line or including a brief note with your check.

Transfer Stock

Consider transferring shares of stick electronically to the Chicago Center. It's easy!

Contact Executive Director Tyler Hough by email or phone (815.579.0867) for instructions on making a gift of stock.

Donor Advised Funds

The Chicago Center welcomes gifts from a number of sources, including through donor-advised funds (DAFs). 

Prior to making a grant recommendation to the Chicago Center, please ensure that your intentions meet any guidelines or requirements of your individual donor advised fund as suggested by your fund's managers.

If needed when making a grant recommendation, provide the TIN (taxpayer identification number) 36-2699499. This TIN may be used for gifts supporting any area at the Chicago Center and The Philadelphia Center.

Contact Executive Director Tyler Hough by email or phone (815.579.0867) with any questions about making your gift.

The Campaign for Student Scholarships

Together, we can pave the way for the most talented students to attend the Chicago Center regardless of their ability to afford the program.

The Changemaker Fund

Changemaker Fund is part of the Chicago Center's commitment to dismantling financial barriers for low-income college students who wish to attend the Chicago Center. This innovative fund provides stipends for unpaid internships and increases access for those traditionally excluded due to economic constraints

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