Your generous gifts directly benefit the students and teachers of the Lycée through academic enhancements, scholarships, new equipment and technology, and teacher development.

Ways to Support the Lycée

Cash Gifts

Mail your check, made out to Lycée Francais de Chicago, to the address below or leave it at the main school office.
Make your gift online and with a credit card by clicking here


You may make a pledge at any time during the year to be paid by June 30.  For your convenience, pledges may be made in installments: monthly, quarterly or semiannually.   To create an automatic pledge payment, contact Anna Maria Carvallo in the Advancement Office: 773.665.0066 ext 24, or

Gifts of Stock

Gifts of stock and other appreciated assets are welcome by the Lycée and have distinct tax advantages for the donor.  For instructions on making a Stock Gift, please click here.

Matching Gifts

Your company may generously match your gift to the Lycée and thereby double or even triple your impact.  As the employee, begin the process by contacting your human resources department and obtaining the appropriate forms. For questions, instructions on submitting forms, or to find out if your company has a matching gifts program, please contact Anna Maria Carvallo, 773.665.0066 ext 24, or

Memorial or Tribute Gifts

Gifts may be made in honor of someone special – a graduating student or outstanding teacher, or in memory of a deceased friend or relative. The Advancement Office will send a notification to the person you are honoring, or to the family of the individual being memorialized. The amount of your gift is kept anonymous.


Gifts-in-kind are non-monetary items or materials of tangible personal property. Examples include real estate, collectibles, art, books, automobiles, electronics, supplies, and more. Gift-in-kind are welcome, but prior approval is required. Request a gifts-in-kind acceptance form from the Advancement Office. 
The Lycée does not identify a value for gifts-in-kind. The donor is responsible for acquiring the fair market value and if a gift is more than $5,000, the IRS requires an appraisal.

The Lycée is recognized as a 501(c)(3) organization by the United States Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service. Most gifts are fully deductible to the extent allowable by law.
The Lycée Français de Chicago’s federal tax identification number is 36-400-2001.
For questions about any Lycée fundraising initiative, or to arrange a donation, contact Elaine Kreuz, Director of Advancement, (773) 665-0066 ext 45 or Anna Maria Carvallo, Development Manager, (773) 665-0066 ext 24.

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