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Thank you for your interest in donating to CAF! We are so grateful to our community of contributors for all they do to support the mission of our organization.

The Chicago Architecture Foundation inspires people to discover why design matters. Make a gift today to be a part of the inspiration!



Matching Gifts

Involve your employer. You can double or triple your contribution to the Chicago Architecture Foundation and raise your donor level by sending a matching gift form with your donation. Check with your personnel office for information or to obtain a matching gift form.

Gifts of Stock

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Legacy Gifts – Leave a Legacy, Build a Foundation

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, ensuring that we will be able to inspire future generations to discover why design matters. Legacy gifts are placed into board designated funds, managed by the CAF Board of Trustees, and are used to enhance CAF’s financial strength and provide for continued growth of CAF’s programs, tours, operations and exhibits.

Whatever your stage in life or financial circumstances, you can make a gift to CAF that benefits your loved ones, addresses your financial goals and shares your values with future generations while supporting the mission and programs of CAF. If you are interested in making CAF a part of your legacy, please contact Michelle DeMent, planned and major gifts officer, at or 312-561-2115. Or click here for more information.

Memorial and Tribute Gifts

A gift to the Chicago Architecture Foundation in memory of a loved one is an excellent way to honor them and to support the mission of the Foundation. Memorial Gifts can be designated to any area of programming, to general operating funds or to the Chicago Architecture Foundation Endowment Fund. A Memorial Gift of any size is important. Remembering a loved one with a gift to the Chicago Architecture Foundation is a heartwarming and thoughtful way to continue their legacy. If you choose to make a Memorial Gift your support will be acknowledged with a personal note to the family of the person being honored. You will also receive acknowledgment of your gift with a letter. This option is available online, click here to make a tribute gift.

If you would like to make this type of contribution, please contact Jennifer Van Valkenburg, Vice President of Institutional Advancement, at 312.322.1139 or jvanvalkenburg(at)



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