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The Literacy Connection is a 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax deductible to the full amount allowed by law.

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Literacy Connection


The Literacy Connection Endowment Fund


The Literacy Connection established its Endowment Fund to honor those who have come together to support literacy efforts locally since the organization was founded in 1984, and to provide ongoing, enhanced literacy opportunities for all who live and/or work in the geographic areas the organization serves.


Endowment Fund assets shall be identified at the moment they are received. The assets may be received from:


1)  Individual or Entity Donors;

2)  Income from assets;

3)  Designation of operating fund by the Organization’s Board of Directors;

4)  Bequeaths from wills, trusts, estates, etc.

5)  Other sources as approved by the Executive Committee.


Any Endowment Fund donor can make a cash pledge. Cash pledges can be paid over three (3) years. Whether the Donor pledges via a one-time gift or an acceptable payment plan (i.e. automatic payments via credit/debit card; payroll deduction; etc.), Endowment Fund donor pledge levels are designated as follows:


  • Diamond Level – $10,000 or more
  • Crystal Level – $5,000 to $9,999
  • Platinum Level – $3,000 to $4,999
  • Sterling Level – $2,000 - $2,999
  • Silver Level – $1,000 to $1,999


All donors at the giving levels above will be recognized via The Literacy Connection’s “Wall of Fame” and via The Literacy Connection’s website Endowment Fund Donor site. All donations are subject to gift acceptance policies outlined in the Endowment Fund’s General Operating Guidelines.


Day-to-day management of The Literacy Connection Endowment Fund shall be the responsibility of the organization’s Executive Committee operating by majority vote. The Executive Committee will invest and manage assets, record and acknowledge Fund donations and report earnings progress at least quarterly to the Literacy Connection’s Board of Directors. The Executive Committee shall be made up of the following individuals with additional input from experts and/or counsel:


  • President
  • Immediate Past President
  • Vice-President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer


Other Ways to Support Literacy


Donate smaller amounts more frequently

If you prefer to donate funds monthly you may do so online through PayPal. Click on the Donate Button on the left side of this page to find the PayPal link. Once on PayPal, you'll register and set up your recurring donation. It’s that easy!


Donate your time and talents

Become a volunteer literacy tutor for The Literacy Connection. If you can donate 1-2 hours weekly to help a neighbor learn to read, write, speak and understand English, you can literally change lives! Our tutors help learners and, by extension, their families, to become more self-sufficient and fully functioning members of our community. Orientation and training sessions for new tutors are held monthly, except for August and December. Once you complete 12 hours of training, you will be paired with a learner to work with him or her a few hours weekly in a mutually convenient public place.


Literacy Connection 270 North Grove Avenue Elgin, IL 60120 (847) 742-6565

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