Des Plaines History Center
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Financial Gifts


Financial Gifts

Your tax-deductible donations help fund the History Center's educational programs, exhibits, historical collections preservation, and other operating expenses. To make a monetary gift donation, please contact the Des Plaines History Center, use the convenient "Donate" button below, or send your donation to:

Des Plaines History Center
781 Pearson Street, Des Plaines, IL 60016

Special Occasions and Memorial Gifts

Every now and then an occasion comes along when you might wish to honor or remember somebody in a very special way. Making a donation to the Des Plaines History Center as a Memorial Gift or to acknowledge a birthday, anniversary, graduation, or retirement – or simply to honor someone – is a thoughtful way to express your affection. And your contribution will support the work of the History Center by providing interesting and educational programs, preservation of historic artifacts, community services, and so much more.

Special Occasion Gifts and Memorials are acknowledged to the individual or family as well as to the donor.

The next time you have an opportunity to honor or remember someone please consider making your donation to the Des Plaines History Center. Your contribution will be deeply appreciated and will support the History Center now and for the years to come.  

Estate Planning

There comes a time when individuals wish to extend financial support to organizations that best reflect their interests and their values. These gifts may be made as a bequest from an estate, by transferring property or investments, or by assigning a life insurance policy that was just the right amount, but now is no longer needed. 

If you are planning to update your estate or changing your financial plans, the Des Plaines History Center sincerely invites you to consider making a gift that will provide ongoing support for today and for years to come.

For further information about how to include the History Center in your estate or financial planning, please contact the History Center's Executive Director, Philip Mohr (847-391-5399).


Thank you for supporting the Des Plaines History Center!

The Des Plaines History Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, organized and incorporated in the State of Illinois under the name Des Plaines Historical Society. Contributions are tax deductible within the limits of current federal and state law.