Your gift helps us support children by putting families at the center of our work.

Brightpoint works with nearly 30,000 children and families each year. Our vision is of an equitable world where all children and families thrive in strong community.

Your gift today will provide:

  • Counseling for children and teens who have experienced trauma
  • Home visiting and Doula services for expectant parents
  • Early Childhood education and support for working families
  • Help for dads seeking stronger connections with their children
  • Programs that strengthen families and keep children out of foster care

You can make your gift right now to help children and families today, or consider the many ways to give a gift to Brightpoint below.

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Double Your Impact – Matching Gifts

Did you know that you can double your donation through our matching gift donation program?

Many employers have a matching gift program that matches tax-deductible charitable contributions made by their employees. Gifts from spouse/partners and retirees may also qualify for a match.

Use the search tool below to see if your employer participates in a matching gift program.

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Make a Gift of Stock 

Gifts of Appreciated Stocks or Other Personal Assets

Make a gift that costs you less than the benefit it provides to Brightpoint by donating your appreciated stocks or other personal assets. You can provide generous support for our vital programs and services, take an immediate tax deduction for the value of the asset and avoid paying capital gains taxes.

For more information, contact:

Maureen Kelly

(312) 424-6875

Stock Transfer Form

Give Through a Donor Advised Fund

A donor-advised fund (DAF), which is like a charitable savings account, is a simple, flexible way to give. It provides you with the flexibility to recommend how much and how often money is granted to Brightpoint. You can recommend a grant or recurring grants now to make an immediate impact or use your fund as a tool for future charitable gifts. Next Steps:

  1. Contact Maureen Kelly, Director of Individual Giving
  2. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  3. Please use our legal name and federal tax ID if you include Brightpoint in your plans.

Legal name: Children’s Home and Aid Society of Illinois
Address: 200 West Monroe Street, Suite 2100, Chicago, IL 60606
Federal tax ID number: 36-2167743

For more information, contact:

Maureen Kelly


Give Through Your IRA

If you or your spouse are 70½ or over, under new tax law you can “roll over” up to $100,000 per year without paying any tax on the transaction when you transfer the funds directly from your IRA to Brightpoint for your charitable giving.

For information, contact:

Maureen Kelly

Director of Annual Giving

(312) 424-6875

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The Brightpoint Legacy Society

In 2020, Brightpoint launched our inaugural Legacy Society to recognize those generous and thoughtful individuals who have made provisions in their estate plans for the children and families we serve.

Estate gifts and bequests from generous donors allow us to build our endowment, giving us a vitally important cushion against changing funding priorities. Bequest gifts come in all sizes, and each one helps ensure that our life-changing services will be available for generations of children and families to come.

Our list of Legacy Society Members is below.

To learn more about making a planned gift or to join the Legacy Society, contact:

Maureen Kelly

Director of Annual Giving

(312) 424-6875

Legacy Society Members

Anonymous (Three Members)
Mr. and Mrs. M. Sean Blair
Ms. Maree G. Bullock
Mr. and Mrs. Alan Conkle
Mr. and Mrs. Matthew J. Connelly
Mrs. and Mr. Bette M. Cordes*
Mr. James E. Crawford and Rev. Alicia L. Crawford
Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Darnall
Mr. and Mrs. David W. Fedor
Freeman Grubbs Family Trust

Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus F. Freidheim, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. Gofen
Mr.* and Mrs. John K. Greene
Mr. and Mrs. James Jacobs
Ms. Maureen Kelly
Ms. Mary Lorenz Kozil
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Mack
Ms. Erin McInerney
Ms. Christine C. Moore
Mr. and Mrs. Rick Myers

Mr. and Mrs. Frank M. Poremski
Mr. and Mrs. James T. Rhind*
Ms. Nancy B. Ronquillo
Mr.  Michael Shaver
Mr. and Mrs. Jay Sparks
Mrs. Shirley Tolbert
Mr. and Mrs. Mark B. Tresnowski
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Westerhold*
Mr. Paul R. Wood and Hon. Corinne G. Wood
Ms. Joanne Zolomij

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