Ways to Donate
The Foundation accepts checks, cash, and money orders. Please make checks payable to the Harper College Educational Foundation and mail to Harper College Educational Foundation, 1200 West Algonquin Road, Palatine, IL 60067
Credit Card Gifts
Giving online is a secure and quick way to make your donation. You may designate a fund to support, just as you would if making a cash gift. Ready to make a gift? Access our secure online gift form. If you prefer, call us at 847.925.6490 to make your gift personally.
Donor-Advised Funds (DAF)
A donor-advised fund, or DAF, gives you the opportunity to support Harper College students while also receiving tax benefits on your donation. Think of it as a charitable savings account - you put money in the DAF, any potential growth is tax-free, and then you can recommend where your assets go in the form of grants. Learn more about giving to support Harper students through a Donor-Advised Fund here.
You can make a gift in memory of someone or in honor of a special person or occasion in your life. If making a gift online, just complete the section regarding tribute gifts. We can even notify someone about your gift. If mailing your gift, please include a note about whom you are honoring, and whom you would like us to notify about your gift.
Scholarships can be created through the Harper College Educational Foundation to support students as they work toward achieving their dreams. The Foundation offers both endowed scholarships and annual scholarships. Click here to learn more about the scholarships Harper College offers.
Your employer may match your gift, allowing your contribution to double - or even triple! Some companies even match gifts made by their retirees. Check with your Human Resources Department and complete the application process. Let us know that you have requested a match and we'll do the rest.
You can support Harper College students by doing your regular Amazon shopping at smile.amazon.com. When you select William Rainey Harper College Educational Foundation as your AmazonSmile charity while shopping at smile.amazon.com, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the eligible purchases to support Harper College students. Learn More and Get Started Today!
Stock gifts are accepted by the Foundation. They are valued at the closing price on the day received as reported in The Wall Street Journal. Please open the attached form for instructions on how to transfer stock to the Harper College Educational Foundation. Stock Transfer Form .PDF
Corporate and Foundation Gifts
Each year, corporate and foundation gifts make a critical difference in helping Harper College students. To learn about how your company or foundation can support students through scholarships, event sponsorship or in-kind donations, please contact Harper College Educational Foundation at 847.925.6490.
Planned Gifts and Bequests
Many people have included Harper College in their estate plans. A planned gift to Harper is a thoughtfully prepared way to help the students and the programs of Harper through getting the most out of your own financial and estate plan. Your values in life can become your legacy in this community.
For information on any of the above giving opportunities or your charitable estate gifts to Harper, please contact the Harper College Educational Foundation at 847.925.6490.
Real Estate and Appreciated Personal Property
Multi-task your assets! Your property may help support the programs and students of Harper during or after your lifetime. To find out more information, please contact Harper College Educational Foundation at 847.925.6490.