Ways to Give


North Shore Senior Center offers a variety of ways through which charitable donations may be made. To learn more about any of the ways to give, please contact Jon Labaschin, Director of Development, at 847.784.6020 or jlabaschin@nssc.org.


Cash Gifts are acceptable in any form (i.e., cash, check, or debit or credit card) and in any amount. Checks should be made out to North Shore Senior Center and then sent to:


     North Shore Senior Center
     Development Department
     161 Northfield Road
     Northfield, IL 60093


Planned Giving is a contribution that is arranged in the present and allocated at a future date, commonly through a will or trust once the donor has passed away. North Shore Senior Center is dependent upon the thoughtful generosity of its members and friends whose forward-looking philanthropic contributions will ensure the continued success of the organization. These gifts enable us to honor the past, support the present, and provide for the future. 


Tribute Gifts are a meaningful way to support North Shore Senior Center's services and programs while honoring or memorializing special people in your life. These gifts can be processed via our Donate Now option or mailed in using our downloadable Tribute Gift Donation Form. Notification of these gifts take approximately two weeks to process and send.


FY 2016-17 Honorarium Gifts
FY 2016-17 Memorial Gifts


Recurring Gifts are an ongoing financial commitment with a start but no specific end date. Donors can generate recurring gifts online by completing the form provided by PayPal, the organization’s online merchant service provider.


Matched Gifts are donations from corporations or businesses that match charitable gifts from employees (or retirees) at a specific ratio set by the employer, the most common being 1:1. All matching gifts require that the employee (or retiree) completes a matching gift form that is then provided to North Shore Senior Center to confirm the individual’s gift and returned by the Center to the employer.


Publicly Traded Securities (Stock) may be donated to North Shore Senior Center. Brokers can provide donors with stock transfer instructions to initiate this type of donation.


In-Kind (Non-Cash) Gifts of tangible personal property such as works of art, antiques, collectibles, personal property and equipment also may be made.


A Bequest or codicil in your will or trust is an easy way to make a deferred gift to North Shore Senior Center.


Life Insurance for which all the premiums have been paid is an ideal way to make a charitable contribution as long as the life insurance policy names North Shore Senior Center as the owner and beneficiary.


Real Estate can be given as appreciated property if held for longer than one year. The donor gets a federal income tax charitable deduction and avoids paying capital gains tax.


Retirement Plan Assets from an employee retirement plan, IRA or tax-sheltered annuity can be left to North Shore Senior Center, leaving your loved ones with less heavily taxed assets.


An IRA is a tax-free way to give to North Shore Senior Center. Donors 70 years old or older can give up to $100,000 from their IRAs without having to pay income taxes on the money.


The Heritage Society is for donors who make a one-time outright cash gift of $25,000 or more, designate the North Shore Senior Center as the beneficiary of a qualified retirement plan, savings bond, bank account, or life insurance policy, and have provided for the Center in their will or trust. A commitment to the Heritage Society is a legacy for the future and guarantees continued quality senior services to our community.


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