Everyone can make a difference in assuring the quality of our parks. Small donations and gifts-in-kind demonstrate community pride and ownership of our outstanding park resources. Major gifts leverage government funding and leave a lasting legacy for future generations of park users.
Your gift gives you the satisfaction of supporting work to preserve and enhance our parkland, natural resources, and historic sites. Depending on the arrangements you choose, you can also:
- Reduce your income taxes
- Avoid capital gains tax
- Increase your disposable income
- Retain payments for life
- Achieve no-cost, worry-free asset management
Ways to contribute include:
The simplest way to contribute to the Arlington Heights parks is through cash gifts to the Park Foundation. Creative gifts of assets can also include stocks, bonds, real estate, and personal property.
Various forms of bequests to the Park Foundation can be used that will give your estate a charitable deduction and guarantee that your legacy lives on in our community's park system.
Life-income gifts, such as gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, and pooled income funds, can provide you with an income stream, significant tax savings, and the satisfaction of supplying our parks with vital long-term resources.
You may consider using retirement plan benefits to make a significant gift to Arlington Heights parks through the Park Foundation. The cost of your gift to your estate and heirs is often relatively small.
Two types of life insurance can be donated to the Arlington Heights Park Foundation for the benefit of our cherished parks: existing or paid-up whole and universal life insurance policies, and newly issued whole and universal life insurance policies.
Contact Donna Wilson at 847-577-3000 for more information. Tax deductible contributions may be mailed to: Donna Wilson, Arlington Heights Park Foundation, 410 N. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60004