It’s a good day

when your support helps us deliver our best.

We’re able to provide our services and residences to the community in large part thanks to the donations we receive from our generous supporters. However you choose to give, we sincerely thank you for helping us provide critical services and support to Chicago’s older adults.


Please make checks payable to:
Chicago Methodist Senior Services
Attention: Development Department
1415 W. Foster Avenue
Chicago, IL 60640

Individual Retirement Accounts

Currently, law permits those who are 70½ years of age and older to make a gift of up to $100,000 from a Traditional IRA directly to a qualified charity. This provides tax benefits for both you and the charity. For more details, please consult your financial advisor.


If you choose to transfer appreciated marketable stocks or mutual fund shares directly to us, there may be tax advantages to you. If the securities have decreased in value since you acquired them, it may be more beneficial for you to sell them, report the capital loss deduction and donate the proceeds.

Planned Giving

Have you considered remembering Chicago Methodist Senior Services in your will? By including a donation in your will or trust, you can help us continue to provide supportive services for future generations. Contact us to learn more about the benefits of planned giving.

Matching Gifts

Many employers have Matching Gifts Programs where the company will match the tax-deductible contribution you make. Check with your Human Resources Department for more information on how to enroll your company in the Matching Gift Program.

Help Us Create More Good Days

Our Good Days program is devoted to enhancing CMSS residents’ lives one day at a time. The program sets aside funds for staff members to brighten individual residents’ days.

You can help. The average Good Day costs just $25. Please make a note on your check or with your online donation that you’d like your contribution to go toward the Good Days program.

2016 Impact Report

Your donations helped make 2016 a time of great progress and impact at CMSS. Download our 2016 Impact Report below to see what your support made possible.

Online Shopping

A number of websites graciously donate a small percentage of each purchase made through their website to Chicago Methodist Senior Services. This is done at no additional cost to you! You’ll pay the price you normally would for your purchase.

Amazon Smile – Amazon Smile, an project, provides the same great selection of products as their main website does, with the bonus of providing a donation to your charity of choice for every qualifying purchase you make through the website – at no extra cost to yourself. Be sure to start your Amazon purchases at and select “Chicago Methodist Senior Services” as your favorite charity.

GoodSearch and GoodShop – GoodSearch donates to your favorite charity every time you run a web search through their website. GoodShop, much like AmazonSmile, donates when you make a purchase through one of their affiliate websites. Just be sure to start on and select the online retailer you’d like to shop at from a link on their website to ensure the donation is made. Select “United Methodist Homes and Services Foundation” as your favorite charity to ensure the GoodSearch and GoodShop websites donate to Chicago Methodist Senior Services.

Questions about giving?

If you have questions about your donation, please contact Siân Stevens at 773-596-2290 or Thank you for your support!

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