Donation Overview

You can become a financial supporter of Midwest Academy and help support the nation’s oldest and best known school for community, state and national organizations, and individuals committed to progressive social change. Choose from the following easy ways to donate to the Midwest Academy.  Checks are always welcome (and avoid processing fees), but we also appreciate online donations and gifts of marketable securities.  If you would like to make an in-kind donation or explore estate planning opportunities, please contact us via email or call 312- 427-2304 x303.

Donate Online: 

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We use ActBlue to manage our online donations. You can choose to make a one-time donation or a recurring contribution.  Whatever you decide, we greatly appreciate your generosity!

Donate by Mail:
 Download a Midwest Academy donation_form and send in with your check to:

Midwest Academy – P.O. Box 16369, Chicago, IL 60616

Carry It On Campaign Monthly Giving: Help support the next generation of community activists through our Alumni Giving Campaign by clicking here.

Memorial Donations: Remember someone special by giving a gift in her/his memory. The Academy will send a card acknowledging your thoughtful donation to the family of the deceased.

Tribute Donations: Honor someone’s birthday, anniversary or special occasion, with a gift.  A special tribute card will be sent acknowledging your donation in honor of the person of your choice.

Employer Matching Gifts: Many employers match the charitable contributions of their employees. Please contact your community relations dept. to find out how to set this up.

Donate Marketable Assets: Your gift of appreciated stock or other assets can provide you with important tax benefits while also supporting work for progressive change in your community.

Planned Giving: Make a lasting contribution to our work with a planned gift. Planned giving can help you meet your financial goals while receiving tax benefits. Planned giving options might include:  Designating the Midwest academy as beneficiary in wills, bequests, and life insurance policies or donating outright real property, gifts of stock, mutual fund shares, and other assets; establishing trusts and annuities.

If you’re interested in discussing a gift to the Midwest Academy, please call us at 312.427.2304 ext. 303, or send an email to