Food Education makes a difference in young peoples’ lives both today and in the future. Your gift makes it possible.


One-time Donation

If you would prefer to make your donation via check, please send to:
1516 W. Carroll Street, Suite 1, Chicago, IL 60607.

Make a One-Time Donation



Invest Monthly

If you would prefer to make your donation via check, please send to:
1516 W. Carroll Street, Suite 1, Chicago, IL 60607.

Invest Monthly



Recognition Circles

In 2020, Pilot Light established Recognition Circles to honor individual donors whose generosity helped us build a strong foundation in food education, which continues to sustain our growth. For more information, read about our Recognition Circles or contact MaryBeth Jirgal (marybeth@pilotlightchefs.org).


 

Donor-Advised Funds

If you have a donor-advised fund, DAF Direct enables you to recommend grants to this nonprofit directly from your DAF (as long as your DAF’s sponsoring organization is participating).

 


 


Corporate Matching

If your company offers a matching program, you can increase the impact of your donation.  To find out more, please see our overview for Matching Gifts or contact Kathy Argentar (kathy@pilotlightchefs.org or 312-952-0117)


 

Gift of Stock

Would you like to make a gift of stock? Amplify your gift—and your tax deduction—with one simple strategy.  If you are interested, please see our overview on Donating Stock or contact MaryBeth Jirgal at marybeth@pilotlightchefs.org.


 

CARES Act

Fortunately, contributing is easier than ever. It’s exciting to see a charitable-giving tax deduction included in the recent CARES Act, allowing up to $300 of deductible charitable contributions for taxpayers who do not itemize. The benefit is roughly $45 in tax savings for the average donor at a 15% effective tax rate. This new deduction is effective for 2020 tax returns, which will be filed in 2021, and directly reduces taxable income.



Contact Us!

Would you like more information about how your gift will contribute to Pilot Light’s mission? For grants and corporate partnerships, contact Kathy Argentar, Manager of Institutional Giving (kathy@pilotlightchefs.org or 312-952-0117). For individual gifts, contact MaryBeth Jirgal, Major Gifts and Events Manager (marybeth@pilotlightchefs.org or 773-456-5972). We would love to talk to you!


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