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As a business we support Higher Education. Personally I have taken a variety of classes through the years. We were most appreciative of the CNA classes, which my daughter was able to take & get locally certified.

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Individual Donors

Thank you for considering becoming a member.  We appreciate your contribution in any amount and have created a membership level for all budgets: from the $25 Friend Level to the $5,000 Benefactor level, every single dollar helps us change lives.  We also have opportunities to create a scholarship fund in your name or for a loved one.  Please use the Donate Today button to choose a level that fits your budget.

CCHE hosts an annual event exclusively for donors, sponsors and partners.  We hope you can make it.

Legacy Guild

We hope you will consider joining CCHE’s Legacy Guild by including CCHE in your estate plan. Your legacy gift will help CCHE continue to transform the lives of individuals and secure the future well-being of our Cook County community. We look forward to discussing with you whether you wish to contribute to CCHE’s future by directing that your gift be added to our endowment fund, our Board-designated fund, or our scholarship fund.

Why this is a great time to include CCHE in your estate plan:

The CCHE Board of Directors has pledged $500,000 to start our legacy gift campaign. The goal is for CCHE to generate a dollar-for-dollar match by May 15, 2020, culminating in total pledges of $1,000,000. The Board’s extraordinary commitment to CCHE demonstrates how important CCHE has been and can be to enrich the lives of residents of Cook County.

We are happy to work with you and your professional advisors about designating CCHE as a beneficiary of your will, trust, life insurance policy, deferred compensation plan, or any other type of estate planning instrument. Please contact our Executive Director, Karen Blackburn for further information.

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CCHE acknowledges that we are located on traditional, ancestral, and modern-day lands of Indigenous people. We recognize that this Land Acknowledgement is but one step in unmasking systems of oppression. To learn more about our commitment to this work click here.