Ways To donate…

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    Illinois Tax Credit SGO Donation
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    Give a one-time gift
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    be a sustaining donor
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    Remember Bright Promise Fund in your estate planning
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    Investment Opportunities


Secure payment option for online transactions

You can make one-time, monthly or yearly gifts online using the link above. The site is easy to use, safe and secure.

Become a Monthly Donor

Partner with us in the Promise by becoming a monthly donor. As a sustaining donor, any size monthly donation helps us fulfill our mission to strengthen urban Christian education by providing tuition assistance funds to our network schools. AND, EVERY DOLLAR YOU GIVE goes directly and fully to the schools, as operating costs are met through our endowment and gifts from our board.

Gift and Estate Planning

Bright Promise Fund is a proud member of Barnabas Foundation, which provides individuals, at no charge or obligation, clear and easy-to-understand estate planning information. The following information is provided by Barnabas Foundation to aid you in navigating your donation decisions:

Planned Gifts

There are specific times and events in your life when planning your gifts can result in great benefit for both you and your favorite charities. Important events include the sale of appreciated assets, sale of a business, sale of a farm and retirement. All of these are excellent times to consider a Planned Gift.

Planned Gifts may be made either during your lifetime or at death. They usually involve the assistance of professionals such as your accountant, attorney or financial planner.

Estate Planning

Estate Planning is not only for the wealthy; it is for everyone. It is simply the process of deciding where your assets should be distributed after your death. The plan is implemented through a Will or Revocable Living Trust.

For many people a Revocable Living Trust is an excellent tool to implement their Estate Plan. Like a Will, a Trust makes provision for the transfer of your assets at death. Unlike a Will, assets in the Trust are not subject to the costs and delays of probate. During your lifetime, it remains completely under your control.

For help in establishing a planned gift or estate plan, visit www.barnabasfoundation.com or call 708.532.3444.

Investment Opportunities

Partner with us by investing individually or corporately:

Individual Investment

Dollar-a-Student Match:  $1,000 annually to match the approximate number of students in our network schools.

Tuition Match:  $4,000 annually to match the average annual tuition cost for one student per year at one of our network schools.

Network Match:  $1,000 to each of our network schools for scholarship support.

Corporate Investment

Visionary Partner:  $20,000 annually.  Restricted gifts at this level will go toward "seed money" grants given to qualified groups intent on starting a new Christian school in Chicacgo.  Grants may be used for feasibility studies, legal assistance, architectural renderings, or associated start-up costs by approval of the Bright Promise Fund board.  Visionary Partners will be listed in our annual report and on our website.

Transforming Partner:  $10,000 annually.  Transforming Partners will have their corporate name on a plaque prominently displayed in each of the Bright Promise Fund partner schools and be listed in our annual report and on our website.

To invest in our students through these investment opportunities, call 312.392.0953.

Bright Promise Fund is registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  Contributions to Bright Promise Fund are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.  Bright Promise Fund's tax identification number is 36-3634360.