The Annual Fund

Make a gift today to help us continue providing an exceptional, authentically Catholic education for girls at Willows Academy. Thank you in advanced for your generous support!

Goals for 2024

Celebrating 50 Years of Incredible Alumnae

Over the past 50 years, over one thousand young women have benefited from a Willows education. Thanks to generous donors, parents, and supporters like you, Willows alumnae have achieved incredible accomplishments!  As we celebrate our 50th Anniversary, we honor all of our graduates. We hope you enjoy the testimonials of just a few of these women in your email, mailbox, and on social media throughout the next few months of the Annual Fund.

Your donation helps us continue educating women for another 50 years, and beyond. Will you support us?

Make a Gift to the Annual Fund

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Checks made payable to Willows Academy can be delivered in person or mailed to:

Willows Academy
Attn: Maureen McNally
Business Office
1015 Rose Ave. 
Des Plaines, IL 60016

Gifts of cash may be delivered to our office at the address above.

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable donations made by their employees. This opportunity multiplies the value of your gift to Willows. Please contact your employer to find out if your donation is eligible for a matching gift and to request a matching gift form.

If you have a donor advised fund, you can request a grant be made to Willows Academy from your fund. If your grant administrator needs verification of our tax exempt status, our EIN number is #36-2813264. Did you know you can suggest multi-year grants that are distributed on a regular schedule?

You can request an annual gift to Willows Academy Annual Fund be granted on a specific date every year. Check with your fund administrator for more information.

Have you created a final distribution plan for your donor advised fund?

You can create your legacy plan by setting up fund distributions that occur after your lifetime. Check with your fund administrator to name Willows Academy as a beneficiary of your donor advised fund after your lifetime.

Gifts of appreciated securities are a great way to support Willows. Donors receive the deduction for the value of the fair market value of the stock transferred and avoid taxes associated with capital gains on the appreciated stock.

Please contact Maureen McNally,  at 847.824.6900 x284  for instructions on supporting our school this way.

The simplest way to leave assets to Willows Academy is through your will or living trust. A sentence in your will or living trust helps ensure that Willows Academy can continue its mission for years to come.    

“I give to Willows Academy, a nonprofit corporation currently located at 1015 Rose Avenue, Des Plaines, IL, [write amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for its unrestricted use and purpose.”

Contact NAME  for additional information on bequests or to discuss different options for including Willows Academy in your will or estate plan.

Need Assistance?

Please contact Maureen McNally at 847-824-6900 x284 or via at Thank you for your support!