An endowed gift can create a new endowment or add to an existing endowment. The principal of the endowment is invested and a portion of the principal’s earnings are used each year to support our mission.

A portion of the income from the invested money will be used to support our mission in your honor. The rest of the income is reinvested in the fund; that’s what allows it to support us indefinitely.

How to Fund Your Gift

You can create an endowed gift using the following assets:


A gift of cash is one of the most popular ways to support us after your lifetime. You may gift a specified sum of money or a percentage of your estate.

Appreciated Securities

A gift in your will or trust of securities often allows you to make larger gifts than you could during your lifetime.


Contact Eric Gardner in our Development Department for information at 630.948.8136

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