Conrad Fischer students at the Churchville Schoolhouse

Make a Donation

Why should you support the Elmhurst Heritage Foundation?

Online donation form at the bottom of this page.

A donation to the Elmhurst Heritage Foundation will help the Elmhurst History Museum to preserve, protect, and interpret Elmhurst’s historic past and to bring innovative, new exhibits to the Museum and living history programs to the Churchville Schoolhouse. The Museum presents quality exhibits, informative programs, and educational events for adults, children, and families. It continues to grow its collection of written documents, photographs, and genealogic materials that help visitors research their local homes, families, and businesses. As this work continues, the Elmhurst Heritage Foundation will be there to improve the Museum/Schoolhouse offerings by contributing critical funds for enhanced exhibits, outreach, special events, and educational programming.

Ways to Support

Sponsorship Opportunities

Your business can partner with the Elmhurst History Museum to sponsor exhibitions, school services, or public programs. Sponsors are credited in the exhibit/program and are named in advertising and marketing efforts, listed in the website and annual report, and are invited to special stakeholder events. Sponsorships can be customized to meet a sponsor’s specific marketing goals.

Gifts and Donations

Cash Gifts

Gifts can be directed to operational or capital needs for immediate use or to the Foundation’s Endowment Fund. With an endowment gift the principal is preserved and only the earnings are used to continue the Foundation’s work into the future.

Memorial and Honorary Gifts

Memorial or honorary gifts are caring, thoughtful ways to honor and remember loved ones. Gifts can also be made to celebrate a life milestone or special achievement.

Planned Giving and Deferred Giving

Bequests by will or estate note, trusts, securities, life insurance, or other property can make a tremendous impact at the museum, today as well as in the future. Funds and assets can be given to the foundation in ways that permit donors to receive tax benefits now, and the foundation will receive the assets after the donor’s death. Those who inform EHF about their plans to make a gift after their lifetime become members of our Legacy Circle. Please contact the Museum Director for more information.