Ways to Give

Give Online

Make a one-time or recurring gift.

Give By Mail

Send your contribution to:

Ascension Living Development

20201 LaGrange Road, 2nd Floor
Frankfort, IL 60423

Give by Phone

Call the Foundation office at 708-478-7900.

Frequent Questions

Give a gift online

There are a variety of ways that you can give back to Ascension Living.

  • Grateful Patient Giving
  • Leave a Legacy – A planned Gift through the Legacy Society
  • Make a Gift of Stock
  • Be a Corporate Partner
  • Support our activities/events


Cash/Cash Equivalent

The most common gift is cash, check, credit card, money order or bank draft. Cash contributions can be made either in lump sum payments or installments. Simply mail your donation to: Ascension Living, 20201 South LaGrange Road, Suite 201, Frankfort, IL 60423-1372. Or if you prefer, call us at ###-###-#### and we’ll process your donation.

Employer Matching Gifts

Many employers offer programs through which they will match the funds their employees donate to qualified charities. As you make your gift to Ascension Living, please check with your employer to see if your company has a matching gift or volunteer program.

Fundraising Events

Ascension Living on occasion hosts fundraising events to support our ministries and raise funds for critical facility improvements, programs, services and equipment. 
If you are interested in hosting your own fundraiser to benefit Ascension Living, or to discuss your idea and learn more about our policies and guideline, please contact Craig Culver, National Director of Development, (815) 200-1068, craig.culver@ascension.org

In-Kind Donations

In addition to financial donations, Ascension Living accepts in-kind donations such as equipment, materials or supplies for our residents. The generosity of donors helps us to make each season brighter for your loved ones who are in our care throughout the year.

In-kind donations are used to help celebrate birthdays, offer helpful distractions during difficult and painful procedures, and to provide comfort during the healing process. 

Please contact Craig Culver, National Director of Development, 815-200-1068, craig.culver@ascension.org for more information and to learn about our in-kind gift acceptance policies and current needs

Monthly Donations

Donating monthly helps Ascension Living deliver the compassionate care our community relies upon and ensures the ministry continues to meet the ever-changing health care needs of our community and beyond.

Planned Giving

Making a planned gift is a wonderful way to show your support and appreciation for Ascension Living and its mission while accommodating your own personal, financial, estate-planning and philanthropic goals. With smart planning, you may actually increase the size of your estate and/or reduce the tax burden on your heirs.

Just as important, you will know that you have made a meaningful contribution to ensure the future of Ascension Living. There are numerous planned giving opportunities for interested donors, consistent with your philanthropic goals and personal financial situations. Working with The Ascension Living Foundation and your financial advisor is most often the best way to achieve these goals.



Through the simplest of gift planning methods, a bequest, one can give a set amount or a percentage of cash, securities, life insurance proceeds, real estate property and personal property. A bequest may also be used to establish a lasting memorial in honor of the supporter or members of his/her family. By making a gift through your will, there is no cost now and you may secure a charitable estate-tax deduction for the value of the gift. Include a bequest provision in your will or revocable trust. At your death Ascension Living receives the bequest you specified. You may change your bequest or trust designation at any time. You control the funding property during your lifetime. Your bequest or trust designation will not be subject to any potential federal estate tax. You provide future support for Ascension Living. If you have created a will yet have not included a gift to Ascension Living ministry, it’s never too late! We can help you develop what is called a Codicil, a legal instrument made to modify an earlier will.

Legacy Society

If you have included a gift to an Ascension Living community in your will or would like to learn how to do so, please complete the link below and/or contact Craig Culver, National Director of Development, 815-200-1068 or craig.culver@ascension.org to learn about becoming an Ascension Living Legacy Society member. 

Real Estate

If you have real estate you are tired of holding, such as land or a house, then you may be able to donate  that real estate (or part of it) to Ascension Living. You lose the burden of maintaining and paying taxes while gaining income tax advantages, such as avoiding paying capital gains tax on the transfer and receiving a tax-saving charitable deduction.

Life Insurance

You assign all the rights in your insurance policy to Ascension Living, designate us as irrevocable beneficiary, and then receive an income tax deduction. Ascension Living may surrender the policy for its cash value or hold it and receive the proceeds at your death. You receive a federal income-tax deduction. If premiums remain to be paid, you can receive income tax deductions for contributions to Ascension Living to pay these premiums. You can make a substantial gift on the installment plan. Ascension Living receives a gift that they can use now or hold for the future.

Closely Held Business Stock

Make a gift of your closely held stock to Ascension Living and get a qualified appraisal to determine its value. You receive a charitable income tax deduction for the full fair-market value of the stock. Ascension Living may keep the stock or offer to sell it back to your company. You receive an income tax deduction for the fair-market value of stock. You pay no capital-gain tax on any appreciation. Your company may repurchase the stock, thereby keeping your ownership interest intact. Ascension Living receives a significant gift.

IRA Charitable Rollover

Congress made the IRA charitable rollover permanent. The rollover law allows taxpayers who are required to withdraw money from their IRAs to give directly to charity. Because the rollover counts against your required minimum distribution, making an IRA rollover gift to an organization like ours could reduce your income and taxes. Persons age 70 ½ or older can rollover up to $100,000 from their IRA to a qualified charity like ours. While you won’t receive an income tax deduction for a rollover gift, you also won’t pay any income tax on the transfer. The transfer only works for IRAs and not for other retirement accounts. You may be able to roll over your 401(k) or other plan into an IRA and take advantage of this strategy. Check with your financial advisor, tax advisor or contact us to learn more about how you can use your required minimum distribution for good and lower your taxes.

A Gift in Honor of a Caregiver(s)

A gift to Ascension Living’s greatest need fund will allow Ascension Living communities to quickly respond to emergent needs, like the COVID pandemic, in a variety of ways.

Craig Culver
Director, Development

Contact information:

  • Craig Culver, National Director of Development
  • (815) 200-1068
  • craig.culver@ascension.org