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In whatever way you choose to give, your financial contribution to Chicago Architecture Foundation makes you a partner in inspiring people to discover why design matters.

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Matching Gifts

Double or triple your contribution to CAF by enlisting a matching contribution from your employer. When you send a matching gift form with your donation, you can raise your donor level and increase your benefits.

Please contact your personnel department for information specific to your organization. Your company will provide a matching gift form that should be completed and included with your individual contribution.


Stock Gifts

The Chicago Architecture Foundation gratefully accepts support in the form of long-term appreciated stock. Most gifts of stock can be made directly from your brokerage account.

The process is simple. Inform your broker which stock and how many shares you wish to donate to CAF and then provide the following delivery instructions:

Account name: Chicago Architecture Foundation
Bank name: Financial Network Investment Corporation
Account number: 4N2-340384
DTC: 0443

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Legacy Giving

A gift to CAF through your will, trust, retirement assets or life insurance creates a legacy for you and your family. These gifts provide lasting resources for CAF to fund programs, tours, operations and exhibits that inspire our audience to discover why design matters.

Learn more about making CAF a part of your legacy by visiting our legacy giving page or connecting with Beth Bentley, Director of Individual Giving, at 312.561.2116 or bbentley@architecture.org.


Memorial or Tribute Gifts

A gift to CAF on someone’s behalf is an excellent way to honor him or her while supporting the mission of CAF. With a tribute gift, you can show your appreciation for someone in your life, honor the memory of a loved one, or thank a CAF docent.

For all tribute gifts, you will receive acknowledgement of your gift with a letter. Should you choose to notify someone of your gift, a personal note will be sent to the honoree or the family of the person being memorialized.

Donors can choose to designate their tribute gifts to any area of programming, the general operating fund or the Chicago Architecture Foundation Endowment Fund. Tribute gifts can be made online or by contacting Beth Stone Bentley at 312.561.2116 or bbentley@architecture.org.

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The Burnham Society

The Burnham Society is a group of dedicated individuals who support CAF with annual gifts totaling $1,500 or more.

If you have any questions about the Burnham Society or would like to become a Burnham Society member, please contact Beth Bentley, Director of Individual Giving, at 312.561.2116 or bbentley@architecture.org.

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CAF Auxiliary Board

Our Auxiliary Board supports our Board of Trustees by advancing CAF’s growth through fundraising activities and financial contributions. They are a dynamic, generous and hard-working group of supporters.

To learn more about the expectations and benefits of Auxiliary Board membership, please visit our Auxiliary Board page or contact Beth Bentley, Director of Individual Giving, at 312.561.2116 or bbentley@architecture.org.

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Grant Opportunities

Grant opportunities and requests for grant proposals can be directed to Patricia Garza, Director of Corporate and Institutional Relations, at 312.561.2113 or pgarza@architecture.org.