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Donor Recognition & Thanks

Donors who have contributed at least $25,000 to the Foundation since 1985 are members of the Legacy Society. Their names appear on the Donor Tree located inside the entrance to the College by Parking Lot C at the Des Plaines campus.

Gifts totaling $25,000 or more can be in the form of cash, securities, or appreciated property; a Charitable Gift Annuity established with the Foundation; a Charitable Trust listing the Foundation as the beneficiary; a bequest to the Foundation in a donor’s will; or an insurance policy owned by the donor that names the Foundation as the beneficiary.

Annual Giving Recognition

The Foundation annually expresses its appreciation and acknowledges the generosity of its loyal donors in the Annual Report. Donors may become members of the following Recognition Societies:

Heritage Oak Society ($10,000 and up)

Silver Oak Society ($5,000–$9,999)

White Oak Society ($1,000–$4,999)

Prairie Oak Society ($500–$999)



For more information, call 847.635.1893.

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