Giving to Aurora Historical Society

Gifts of Appreciated Securities

Giving appreciated securities is an easy way to support our organization and may also provide you with the ability to give more than you thought possible.

If you would like to make a gift of appreciated securities, please contact us for instructions to provide to your broker.

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Support Our Mission

The Aurora Historical Society relies on donations to support its operations and is not tax funded.  Operations are supported by donations made by individuals and businesses as well as grants from funding organizations including units of government.  You can support the Aurora Historical Society by donating money, artifacts, or time.

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IRA Charitable Rollover

If you are 70 1/2 or better, you can support our efforts of Giving The Past A Future and continuing to tell The Aurora Story by making making a charitable distribution from your IRA.  You can meet your required minimum distribution (RMD) as well as reduce your taxable income by up to $100,000 per year.

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Giving the past a future! In continuous operation since 1906, the Aurora Historical Society is one of the oldest institutions in the Chicagoland area.

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