Join the Wright 150 Gift Marathon and make a difference in preservation and education!

All donations are 100% tax-deductible. Gifts at the $150 level and above will be recognized in our 2017 Annual Report. Gifts of $1000 and higher will be recognized on the Trust’s Donor Wall at the Rookery. Your donation will make all the difference.

General Operating Support

$150 for Wright 150

Marathon runnersYour support may be applied to any of the special categories listed.

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Preservation Projects – Robie House

Leaded Glass Case Doors

Robie House doorsLeaded Glass Case Doors—Includes conservation of frame, hardware and art glass

Goal: 2 doors, $6,000 each

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Leaded Glass Windows

Robie House windowsLeaded Glass Windows—Includes conservation of frame, hardware and art glass

Goal: 4 windows, $4500 each

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Landscape Repair and Annual Planting

Robie House plantingsLandscape Repair and annual planting—Installation of annuals on three levels of building and upgrading of plantings on site near the entry to building

Goal: $5,000

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Living Room Suspended Lighting Fixture

Robie House living roomGoal: 2 fixtures, $2500 per fixture

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Preservation Projects – Home and Studio

Restoration of Stork Sculptures at Studio Entrance

Stork sculptures at Home and Studio entranceConservation of Stork Sculptures at Studio Entrance—Conservator to conserve the original sculpture panels bringing them back to their original appearance

Goal: 10 sculpture panels, $1000 per panel

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Conservation of Light Fixtures in Children’s Playroom

Home and Studio Children's Playroom light sconceConservation of Light Fixtures in Children’s Playroom—Conservation of wood and art glass, and modifications to fixtures to make them safer     

Goal: 4 fixtures, $1000 per fixture

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Conservation of Original Library Table

Home and Studio libraryConservation of Original Library Table—Conservator to repair cracks and stabilize the table top

Goal: $1,500

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Landscape Repair and Annual Planting

Home and Studio landscapeLandscape Repair and Annual Planting; upgrading on one landscape bed and installation of annual plantings around the building

Goal: $6,000

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Education – Youth and Family Programs

10 Young Visionaries College Scholarships

The Trust’s inaugural Young Visionaries award in October 2017 will provide college scholarships for 10 forward-thinking high school students.

Goal: 10 students served; $1,000 each

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Summer Parks Program

The Summer Parks Program is a free, family-focused educational initiative offering design programs in Chicago Parks. The program is organized in partnership with the Chicago Park District.

Goal: 3 parks; $5000 per park (90 families served)

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Summer Internships

Frank Lloyd Wright Trust Interns Our education intern program offers students the opportunity to gain practical work experience with our Education Department.

Goal: $2500 per student, 3 needed

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3D Design Studio Youth Program at Robie House

Robie Design StudioThe 3D Design Studio offers a unique learning opportunity for participants to solve real-world design problems while applying and developing new technology skills.

Goal: 3-D Printers—$2,000 each, 2 needed; Tablets with design software—$400 each, 10 needed

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Under-served Student Scholarships for Home and Studio Summer Camps

Summer Design CampInspire the next generation of designers; help under-served students attend the Trust’s week-long Summer Design Camps at Wright’s Oak Park Studio.

Goal: $250 per student, 8 needed

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Education – Outreach Programs

Under-served Schools In-School Classroom Session with Trust Educators

In schoolThe Trust’s education department offers a dynamic range of design-based in-school programs that ignite curiosity and nurture individual vision and design creativity. Help the Trust provide free in-school programs to under-served schools.

Goal: $225 per session, 20 needed (600 students served)

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Under-served Class visits to Robie House Design Studios

Robie visitHelp the Trust provide free on-site educational programs to under-served schools, including transportation to the site.

Goal: $450 per class, 10 needed (250 students served)

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Professional Development Design Studios for Educators

Professional DevelopmentThe Trust’s Professional Development Design Studios give educators the tools to create meaningful design-based learning activities that can be integrated into a wide variety of curricula.

Goal: $500 per session, 6 needed (60 educators served)

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