Ways to Give

North Shore Senior Center offers a variety of ways through which charitable donations may be made. These include, but are not limited to, the following:

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. To learn more about Planned Giving, please contact Jon Labaschin, Associate Director of Major Gifts, at jlabaschin@nssc.org or 847.784.6020.


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 and equipment also may be made. Please contact Jon Labaschin, Associate Director of Major Gifts, at jlabaschin@nssc.org or 847.784.6020 for more information.


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. For further information on giving real estate, please contact Jon Labaschin, Associate Director of Major Gifts, at jlabaschin@nssc.org or 847.784.6020.


Tangible Personal Property such as valuable antiques, works of art, boats, coin collections and other personal property can make suitable charitable gifts. 


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. Donors70 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, 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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