Special Funds

The Trust houses and administers funds for a number of charitable and civic initiatives that address our region’s most pressing needs.


Special Funds

Supporters of the following special funds can make donations online. Learn more below.

Andy Domagola Memorial Fund for Charitable Giving Created to continue Andy’s legacy to “always brighten someone’s life” by supporting service-learning programs for young people and organizations that lend a hand to those in need.
Bill Hornell Memorial FundTo continue Bill Hornell’s legacy of charitable giving with a focus on healthcare and education organizations.
Billie S. Booth and Beverly A. Strellner Memorial FundTo celebrate the memories of two courageous sisters who lost their battles with cancer, Billie in 2006 and Bev in 2020. 
Charlie Sullivan Scholarship FundTo honor the memory of Charlie Sullivan.
Erika Lyn Huie Downs FundTo honor the memory of Erika Lyn Huie Downs by continuing her legacy of giving and work to fulfill her charitable goals.
Gabriel’s Light FundTo support their mission to prevent youth suicide through education, cyber safety, and kindness campaigns. 
Illinois Dream FundThe Illinois Dream Fund Scholarship seeks to create access to equitable financial resources to further the growth and development for the immigrant leaders of tomorrow.
Jessica Bryar Legacy FundTo honor the memory of Jessica Bryar, the fund supports services for children and families affected by the juvenile justice system, as well as Leukemia research and cure efforts.
Josh Strutz Hockey is Life FundTo honor the memory of Josh Strutz and support hockey organizations and individual players who share his same love and passion for the game.
The Maddie FundTo support organizations and programs that help teens, young adults, and their families with issues related to anxiety, depression, and other forms of mental illness.
Metropolitan Club FundA membership club in Chicago that fosters business and social networking opportunities for Chicago professionals. 
NSBAR Cares FundEstablished to help illuminate the ongoing philanthropic efforts of the North Shore-Barrington Association of REALTORS® Membership.
The Pencil Project FundTo honor Leo Burnett and support students attending Chicago State University and Fort Hays State University who are pursuing a career in Advertising.
The Tammi Georgi FundTo celebrate and honor the life of Tammi Georgi and continue her legacy by identifying organizations that embody the values and principles that Tammi lived by.
We Are Here FundThrough music and lyrics written in the camps by many artists whose lives were taken, and voices silenced during the Holocaust, WE ARE HERE provides education globally documenting the horrors of what happened, and engaging the indomitable human spirit saying, “WE ARE HERE AND NEVER AGAIN!”
The Zachary Porter FundTo honor the memory of Zachary Porter.

Forms & Resources

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