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Cash Contributions

Cash donations from individuals, corporations, organizations and other foundations are accepted and provide a means to ensure our goals are attained. All cash contributions are tax deductible.

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Real Estate

Real estate gifts for investment purposes, or for actual park district use is a great way to ensure the goals are met. While the donation is deductible, special government rules apply.

Insurance Policies

If you no longer need your insurance policy, you can gift it to the fund. The policy value is considered to be tax deductible.


All types of stocks, bonds, annuities and other types of securities are accepted and help fund the Scholarship Fund.

Wills and Trusts

Anyone may bequest personal property, cash, real estate or life insurance policies to the fund. An attorney would be needed to make the necessary arrangements.

There are many opportunities to financially support the Friends of HE Parks, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, and all donations are tax deductible. To make a donation, contact For more information or questions please contact: Jeff Ney at jney@heparks.org.

Contact for Friend of the HE Parks:  847–885–7500 x617, friends@heparks.org.