Ways to Give

Make a Donation Today

Thank you for considering a gift to the WCA! We gratefully accept cash, checks, money orders and credit card donations with AMEX, Visa, Master Card & Discover. You can donate by phone, by mail, or online using our secure service provider... Make a Donation >

To donate by mail please send to:

Willow Creek Association
P.O. Box 3188
Barrington, IL 60011

You can also donate by phone by calling 224.512.1367.

Stock Securities Donation

Giving appreciated stock may have significant tax advantages for you. These assets are given to the WCA at the current market value, regardless of the cost or basis of the donor, which avoids the capital gains. The WCA will liquidate the gifts as soon as possible after the receipt. You will receive a letter from the WCA describing, but not valuing, your gift. Hold onto that letter as your tax receipt. Your broker or the Wall Street Journal can supply market value. Please contact your tax professional for the specific impact on your situation.

If you hold the stock:

Sign and date the back of the certificate(s) and complete transferee section with:
Willow Creek Association

Use registered mail to send your certificate(s) to
P.O. Box 3188
Barrington, IL 60010

or call us at 800-570-9812 and ask for the Development Office to arrange for personal delivery.

If the stock is held by your broker:

Transfer electronically to Willow Creek Association's account with RBC.
Account #: 7B802009 DTC#: 0235 Tax Identification #: 36-3799040

Please contact us with your name, address, date of transfer, and number of shares.
You may also fax this information to: 847-765-5046.

Matching Gifts

Many companies sponsor matching gift programs that will match charitable contributions made by their employees. Some even match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses. These programs are a great way for companies to support higher education and a chance for you to double or even triple your gift!

Most companies have matching gift forms available through their personnel office that you fill out and mail to us. We do the rest! We will contact you to let you know that we received your information.

Please mail matching gift forms to:

Willow Creek Association
P. O. Box #3188
Barrington, IL 60011

Planned Giving and Estate Planning

For the Christian, estate planning may be the most important act of stewardship he or she will ever undertake. Sadly, the traditional planning approach has been to find ways to pay taxes at the time of death often making the IRS the largest, single beneficiary. It is our desire to be a blessing to our donors by minimizing taxes, providing for families and retirement, and increasing charitable gifts. In short, we want to help you leave a legacy.

More than 70% of Americans do not have a current will. Why? Perhaps it has to do with the complexity of the process, the cost of documents, or the confusion of goals and objectives.

The WCA has partnered with PhilanthroCorp (a prominent estate planning firm that serves nonprofit organizations nationwide), to help serve our donors. We have provided these interactive web pages to assist you in this important endeavor. You will find a wealth of information and assistance to develop an estate plan that reflects your values and goals, and also tax efficient current giving strategies.

If you would like to pursue planned giving options that would benefit the work of the WCA, our partnership with PhilanthroCorp also provides you with a professional who can provide personal assistance, including referrals to Christian attorneys that offer discounted rates to draft all documents. Many people follow a simple two step process to utilize this service.

  1. Participate in a phone seminar where important topics are reviewed, and you can ask any questions that you have.
  2. Go through the simple, interactive Estate Plan Organizer to develop your plan.

Many others choose to skip the first step and proceed directly to the Estate Plan Organizer.

Overview of Estate Planning
How to Get Started