Ways to Give

Executive Director, Richard Pearlman; Birth Parent Counselor, Connie Bogard; and Design Principal, Kerry Grady of Grady Campbell, talk about the agency's new name and brand design.
Executive Director, Richard Pearlman; Birth Parent Counselor, Connie Bogard; and Design Principal, Kerry Grady of Grady Campbell, talk about the agency’s new name and brand design.

What many people don’t know is that ACI/FRC would not survive on the fees it derives from services alone. In fact, were it not for the generosity and support of families and friends like you, this organization would cease to exist. We rely on your generosity to help us find permanent, loving homes for children no matter what the circumstances. There are many ways to support this work.

Endorse a Spotlight Initiative

As one of the most forward-thinking adoption service providers found anywhere, we continually seek innovative ways to assist all members of the adoption triad. Special funding is often required to launch and sustain these initiatives. Click here to explore ways to support these efforts.

Make a Memorial or Honorarium Gift

All members of our community are welcome to honor or remember a loved one through a gift of any amount. Find out more here.

Help Sponsor an Event

Throughout the year, we host a variety of social events, such as our Spring Gala, which provide opportunities for sponsorship at many levels.

Matching Gifts

Many organizations offer gift-matching programs. Your employer may match, double or even triple every dollar that you donate to ACI/FRC. Please check with your Human Resources representative to determine if you can increase your contribution with a matching gift from your employer. Click here to supply your employer’s information

Donation of Stock

Making a donation of appreciated stocks, bonds, mutual funds or other securities may provide you with significant tax benefits. Here’s an example of how it works:

  • You purchase shares, bonds, etc. and hold them for at least one year.
  • The original investment was $1000, and your shares are now worth $4000.
  • By donating the shares to ACI/FRC, you may claim a charitable deduction of the current market value – $4000.
  • Because you have donated the shares, you are not liable for the capital gains tax on the difference between the purchase price and the sale price.

To donate stock please ask your broker to deliver the number shares you wish to contribute to DTC #0226 for further credit to account NT2-045055 (FBO Adoption Center of Illinois at Family Resource Center). You will receive a letter acknowledging your tax-deductible contribution after we are notified that the transaction has taken place. If you have any questions about stock donations, please feel free to contact our broker at Northern Trust Bank, Charles Kralovec, Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, at 312-557-4113. Please make sure that a notification of the transaction is provided to our Director of Finance at

Become a Volunteer

We have many options for anyone interested in donating their time to our cause, from temporary foster care to seasonal office help. Click here to discover the many ways to volunteer.

Have a Creative Gift in Mind?

If you have a creative idea about fundraising or a special gift please email Karen Jones, Development Manager, or call her directly at (773) 321-0303