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Unrestricted and Restricted Gifts

Contributions and gifts to The Aparecio Foundation may be designated as restricted or unrestricted. Restricted contributions are designated by the contributor and earmarked for the Scholar Fund or a specific educational program. Unrestricted contributions are administered and disbursed as general purpose (unrestricted) income solely within the discretion and judgment of the Foundation’s Board of Directors. It may be directed to any purpose or program within the Foundation’s mission. These are often the most difficult funds to raise, yet the most crucial in meeting the many unforeseen challenges and opportunities faced by the Foundation.

For additional information on making a restricted contribution to a designated project or program, please email

Donate In Honor or Memory of Someone

An honor or memory gift is a meaningful way to honor someone special in your life while supporting the mission of The Aparecio Foundation and our programs.

To make a donation in honor of someone else, please include a note at checkout that you would like to donate to us in honor or in memory of a loved one. The recipient details should be included for the acknowledgment letter, such as the First and Last Name of the recipient, mailing address with city and an optional personal message. (Note: The amount of the gift is not revealed.)

Major Gifts

The Apareció Foundation appreciates and recognizes gifts of all sizes. To recognize and encourage the commitment of donors who give each year, the Foundation has established several levels of giving opportunities and we appreciate your support.

A named endowment fund for general operating support may be established with a minimum gift of $15,000. A gift or bequest of $60,000 may be used to establish a named endowment fund for a specific scholar program or purpose.

Donor Levels:

  • Honors – $500 to $999
  • High Honors – $1,000 to $2,499
  • Highest Honors – $2,500 to $4,999
  • Dean’s List – $5,000 to $9,999
  • Core Distinction – $10,000 to $24,999
  • Cum Laude – $25,000 and above

Upon completion of your gift, you will become part of the distinguished group of generous individuals who make up the Foundation’s Honor Society, created to honor and recognize those who support the foundation through major gifts. You will receive acknowledgment (unless you wish to remain anonymous) in the Foundation’s Annual Report, magazine and an invitation to our yearly reception.

For more information on gift options or to schedule a confidential, no-obligation consultation, please call 312-957-6094.

Donations by Mail

If you would like to send your donation by mail, please make check payable to “The Apareció Foundation”, and mail to the following address:

The Apareció Foundation
P.O. Box a3938
Chicago, IL 60690-3938

Contributions to The Foundation, a tax-exempt organization under the Internal Revenue Code, are deductible to the full extent allowed by the law.