Ways To Give

Whether you’ve been a supporter of the Aurora Historical Society or are considering it, thank you!

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 help the Aurora Historical Society by donating money, artifacts, or time.

The Aurora Historical Society is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization.
All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.

Other Ways To Give

By Check or Money Order

Thank you in advance for your donation!

Please make your check or money order payable to Aurora Historical Society and mail it to:

Aurora Historical Society
PO Box 905
Aurora, IL  60507-0905

 

Charitable IRA Rollover

Taxpayers meeting age requirements that must take a minimum IRA distribution are able to transfer up to $100,000 annually from their IRA accounts directly to charity without first having to recognize the distribution as income.

To take advantage of this tax benefit, ask your IRA plan administrator to issue a distribution directly to the Aurora Historical Society.

Checks may be mailed to:

Aurora Historical Society
PO Box 905
Aurora, IL  60507-0905

The Aurora Historical society provides information as educational in nature.  This is not an offer of accounting, tax, or legal advice.  For specific advice, please contact a qualified professional advisor.

 

Stocks & Bonds/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.

Since the Aurora Historical Society is a tax-exempt 501(c)3 nonprofit, you avoid paying capital gains tax on the sale of appreciated stock and receive a charitable income tax deduction.  Be sure not to sell the stocks or bonds prior to making the gift — we’ll take care of that part.

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

The Aurora Historical society provides information as educational in nature.  This is not an offer of accounting, tax, or legal advice.  For specific advice, please contact a qualified professional advisor.

Legacy Giving & Estate Planning

We are truly honored to be considered to help carry on your legacy by being a philanthropic vehicle for your estate planning.

The Aurora Historical Society will honor your legacy by continuing to tell the Aurora Story, and yours, by giving the past a future for generations to come.

Please contact us or your professional advisor for assistance on including the Aurora Historical Society as part of your estate planning.

The Aurora Historical society provides information as educational in nature.  This is not an offer of accounting, tax, or legal advice.  For specific advice, please contact a qualified professional advisor.

Donor Advised Fund (DAF) or Family/Corporate Foundation

Supporting the Aurora Historical Society through an existing Donor Advised Fund (DAF) is a wonderful way to support the Society through your existing philanthropic vehicle.  Make a suggestion to your fund’s administrator for a grant to the Aurora Historical Society per your regular process.

Does your family or business support a Family or Corporate Foundation?  The Aurora Historical Society appreciates your support and generosity.

The Aurora Historical Society’s EIN/Tax ID is 36-2348569.

Donor Advised Fund or Family/Corporate Foundation grants should be mailed to:

Aurora Historical Society
PO Box 905
Aurora, IL  60507-0905 

Endowment Fund

Like diamonds, endowments are forever.  Contributing to the Aurora Historical Society Endowment Fund at the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley will continue to provide income supporting our operations in perpetuity. With an endowment, the original gift is preserved and only income earned from investments is used.