all the ways you can give
How you can support Community House.
It’s easy, let us count the ways.
2. Phone us at 847-881-9317
3. Mail your donation:
Attn: Advancement Dept.
620 Lincoln Avenue
Winnetka, IL 60093
We accept donations in the form of cash, credit or debit card, stocks, annuities or IRAs. All donations are tax deductible. Check with your employer to see if they have a matching gift program.
Choose how you wish to support Community House:
• Annual Fund – your gift will support general operations by supporting the area of most need. You can mark your gift as a Memorial or Tribute Gift in honor or memory of a loved one.
• Planned Gift – make a charitable bequest, IRA or pension plan
• Corporate Donations – Contact us if your business has an interest in supporting our events and programs.
We cannot do it without you
Since its founding in 1911 Community House has looked to individual donors for support. Today, Community House remains one of the few privately-funded community houses in the United States. We don’t receive any tax dollars.
Our House hosts over 250,000 visitors annually. This is a place for all to come together to learn, grow, and connect, and your support will ensure that our House thrives for future generations too.
Your gift goes right to the heart of what we do at Community House.
We encourage you to consult with legal and financial advisors to decide which option is most advantageous to you. We will be pleased to meet with you and your advisors in complete confidentiality to assist you as you consider ways to give. Please contact our Director of Advancement, Debra Pucé at 847- 881-9362 for more information.
You can play an important role in our future
Your planned gift to Community House in Winnetka safeguards the future of this special gathering place for future generations. With potential financial advantages to your estate, such a gift reflects your dedication to the Community House, while avoiding possible tax liabilities for your family and other beneficiaries. Donations from your estate to a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, are fully exempt from Federal Estate taxes.
How to give
The Community House currently accepts three types of planned gifts: charitable bequests; IRA or Pension Plan Beneficiary Gifts; and outright gifts from your IRA today.
A brief description of each type of gift is offered below.
Please note that this information is designed to provide general guidelines about planned giving to Community House, including some of the potential financial benefits. It is not intended to provide specific advice about the legal or tax implications of charitable giving. Please be sure to contact your financial or estate advisor for further information and advice to determine which planned gift is the best fit for you.
• Charitable Bequests
A bequest is a gift made through your will or living trust. There are several types of bequests you can designate to ensure that your gift will be made in a way that honors your legacy: you can stipulate a gift of a specific dollar amount, or property such as stock, to be donated to Community House; or you can select a percentage of the value of your estate to be given. Your intent to make such a bequest can be made clear in your will or living trust using simple yet explicit language, upon consultation with your attorney.
• IRA or 401K Planned Gift
Consider naming as a beneficiary of your IRA or pension plan. Retirement plans may be subject to estate taxes after death and income tax as the funds are received by a beneﬁciary, diminishing the ultimate value of the account. But by naming Community House, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, as a beneficiary, both of these taxes can be avoided, allowing you to leave your family other assets that incur less tax liability.
• Give from Your IRA Today
If you are 70 ½ years of age or older, you can make a tax-free gift from your IRA today! This generous, tax-wise gift will help you make the most of your legacy while supporting the Community House now.
For more information about planned giving contact our Director of Advancement, Debra Pucé at 847-881-9362.