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The holiday season is a time for celebration, but it also represents a time of reflection and how we can be thoughtful of others and make a difference in our communities. Consider making a donation in honor of a friend or loved one—it’s a gift that’s always the right size!

With 2024 right around the corner, we’re here to help with a few handy reminders.

  1. If you would like help choosing where to share your generosity this year, please contact us. You might also consider giving to a Marvin · Wilson Community Needs Fund, joining others in supporting needs across the region, and services to your community. Find a fund here.
  2. Online gifts can be made until 11:59 p.m. central time on New Year’s Eve and still be credited in 2023. Click here to make your year-end gifts online now.
  3. Notify us now of any gifts you’re sending from more complicated instruments such as stock, IRA distributions, or electronic fund transfers, as these require extra time and coordination to arrive at The Foundation.
  4. Stock gifts should be received by The Foundation’s receiving institution prior to 3 p.m. on December 29 to ensure they will be credited in 2023. Contact our office early for stock transfer instructions.
  5. Gifts mailed through USPS must have a visible postmark of no later than December 30, 2023, to be credited in 2023. Make all gifts payable to “The Foundation for Northwest Illinois,” with the fund name noted on the memo line.

If you seek gifting assistance in making your gift, please call us at (815) 801-3035 or email MIchelle DeHaven-Quast at michelle@fornwil.org. Thank you for all you do to support our mission to empower nonprofits to develop solutions that help Northwest Illinois communities thrive!