Keep Winnetka’s heritage alive with a gift to the Winnetka Historical Society

The Winnetka Historical Society serves as Winnetka’s resource center for Village history and is a nonprofit 501©(3)organization. The Society is not supported by the Village of Winnetka or the State of Illinois. We rely on contributions for every aspect of WHS operation. The Society’s two buildings, collection, exhibits, publications, and programs are managed by part-time staff, a dedicated board of directors, and many talented volunteers.

Click here to make a donation online using PayPal or a credit card. You may also send your gift to:

Winnetka Historical Society
PO Box 365
Winnetka, IL 60093

All contributions are tax-deductible.

Matching Gifts

Double your money! Your contribution to WHS may be eligible for a matching gift from your employer. Many companies have matching gift programs. Check with the Human Resources office to see whether your employer will match all or part of your gift. If you need assistance, please call WHS at (847) 446-0001.

Planned Giving

Create a legacy with a planned or deferred gift. Supporting the Winnetka Historical Society with a planned gift or a cash gift to our endowment allows you to help preserve Winnetka history in perpetuity. Many members and friends support the Winnetka Historical Society through their wills, IRAs and other retirement plans, trust agreements, insurance policies, and other creative arrangements.

Estate and tax laws change frequently. Should you be interested in any of these options, please contact the Society and our development staff can work with you to craft the right gift.

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