Ways to Give
There are many ways to contribute to IWSE to ensure our children thrive and enter school ready to learn.
Items needed include:
- Diapers: Sizes 3 and 4 and Girl’s Pull-ups
- Adopt-a-family campaign: provide gifts for an entire family for the holidays
If you are interested in making an in-kind gift, please call Jennifer Riskind at 847.491.9650. Please always call before bringing donations by the office.
We cannot accept donations of cribs, car seats, or stuffed animals. Thank you for your understanding.
Direct Gifts of Cash
We appreciate cash gifts in any amount. All gifts are tax-deductible. Gifts can be designated to support a specific program, or can support our Annual Fund. Such unrestricted contributions go to reinforce the area of greatest need within the agency. Donations can be made on-line via a secure server, or mailed to the agency. Click here for a printable pledge form. IWSE is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization. Each year IWSE relies on the generosity of individuals to help fill the funding gap left by restricted grants and contracts of public funding.
Gifts of Stock or Securities
The transfer of appreciated gifts of securities and other financial instruments have special tax advantages. Please consult your tax advisor to find out how a charitable donation of stock can help you reach your personal financial goals. Please email Jennifer Riskind, Director of Development & Communications, for information on how to make a stock transfer.
Gifts of Real Estate
A donor and IWSE may agree upon a gift of appreciated real estate that is evaluated at market value for tax deductions. For further information about gifts of real estate, please check out our complete Gift Acceptance Policy.
Gifts of Life Insurance
A gift of life insurance is a simple way to make a significant gift to IWSE. “Whole” or “universal” life insurance often has cash value and can be donated to a charitable organization. For further information about gifts of life insurance, please check out our complete Gift Acceptance Policy.
Owners and employees of closely-held corporations may contribute through their company and reduce corporate and personal taxation. Please look into your company’s giving options and consult your tax advisor to find out how a corporate gift can help you reach your personal financial goals.
Many corporations offer programs that match the contributions of their employees, directors, retirees and/or spouses of employees, directors and retirees. Don’t forget to look into your company’s options to increase the impact of your personal donation.
Contributions of any amount, given in memory or honor of a person will be acknowledged with a card. Please provide the name of the honoree, the name and address of the individual(s) to be notified, and your name as you wish it to appear on an acknowledgement.
A broad range of planned giving opportunities are available. For further information, please review our Planned Giving materials.