Donate to LINK

We would like you to join a very special group of individuals, people who believe that a quality education can make a difference in a young person’s life. A donation either as part of your annual giving or your planned giving can help to ensure that LINK will continue to provide quality educational programming for years to come.

Your donation, no matter how large or small, is critical to sustaining the mission of LINK Unlimited. As we look forward at the challenges ahead, we will rely more on the generosity of individuals to help us provide more scholarship and enrichment. We thank those who have made a donation to LINK in the past, and encourage you to review the information in this section to see how you can plan for a gift that will help us to reach our future goals.


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Informed Giving

There are many different ways that you can give to LINK Unlimited. Your gift can also help you to address a variety of personal financial goals. We encourage you to contact us or your advisor to discuss which option will benefit you as well as LINK.

Benefits of Giving

With a well-planned giving strategy you can achieve a variety to benefits for you, LINK, and possibly your heirs. Here are a few of the options to consider in developing your giving strategy:

  • Satisfaction of knowing that your donation is making a difference.
  • Appreciated securities can help you to avoid capital gains liability and allow you to take an income tax deduction.
  • A bequest is private and can ensure that future generations of LINK scholars will have the opportunity to reach their full potential.
  • A gift of life Insurance would enable you to make a generous financial contribution to LINK when you may not have many assets.
  • Retirement plan assets left to LINK can help you leave more of your estate to heirs.
  • Create a charitable trust or a charitable lead trust, each provides different tax advantages that we can discuss with you.

Appreciated Securities

Gifts of stocks and securities can be made to LINK Unlimited. Donors receive a tax deduction for the market value of the securities computed on the day of transfer. Donors would also avoid paying capital gains on the stocks appreciated value. Please discuss this option with your broker or advisor.

For details on how to transfer your gift to LINK Unlimited, please contact our broker:

Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
70 W. Madison
Suite 5100
Chicago, IL. 60602
Attention: Patty Brewer
(312) 419-3503

Complete the form to give a donation, or you may send a check to:

LINK Unlimited
2221 South State Street
Chicago IL. 60616

Please check with your employer to confirm if your donation would qualify for matching funds.