Join CMSS for our 2024 Fall Benefit

Thursday, September 12, 2024

Make a Gift

Image of caregiver and older adult smiling.

It takes a community to help ours thrive.

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Chicago Methodist Senior Services (CMSS) depends on our partners and friends to help make our work possible. A gift can make a difference and helps to support the following programs and services for older adults and their families:

  • Affordable Senior Housing
  • Senior Connections
  • West Suburban
  • LGBT+ Program
  • SASI Home Care
  • Assisted Living Memory Care
Thank you for helping older adults in the Chicagoland area to thrive! 

Unrestricted Giving

Unrestricted gifts are the most helpful contributions to a non-profit organization. When donors provide unrestricted funds, they allow CMSS to utilize and prioritize according to the greatest needs. This allows us to adapt, respond, and evolve for the future as we constantly seek to understand the needs of older adults and work to meet those needs in our community.

Make a Gift Today

Make a gift online via credit or debit card with our secure gift form. This is the fastest and most convenient way to give. 

Other Ways to Give

Mail a Check

Please make checks payable to:

Chicago Methodist Senior Services
Attn: Development Office
5145 N Glenwood Ave
Chicago, IL 60640

On the memo line, please include your name or the company/organization name you prefer to be used in our donor listings. Include “Anonymous” if you prefer not to be listed. 

Matched Gifts

Your employer may offer a Matching Gifts Program and will match your tax-deductible contributions to a non-profit organization of your choice. Check with you Human Resources Department for information on a Matching Gift Program. 

Individual Retirement Accounts

Currently, the 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

Consider remembering Chicago Methodist Senior Services (CMSS) in your will or trust as a way to help us provide support and programming for future generations.

Questions about your gift?

If you have questions about your gift, please contact Casey Valentine at (773) 596-2216 or

Thank you for your support!