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
Your support may be applied to any of the special categories listed.
Preservation Projects – Robie House
Leaded Glass Case Doors
Leaded Glass Case Doors—Includes conservation of frame, hardware and art glass
Goal: 2 doors, $6,000 each
Leaded Glass Windows
Leaded Glass Windows—Includes conservation of frame, hardware and art glass
Goal: 4 windows, $4500 each
Landscape Repair and Annual Planting
Landscape Repair and annual planting—Installation of annuals on three levels of building and upgrading of plantings on site near the entry to building
Living Room Suspended Lighting Fixture
Goal: 2 fixtures, $2500 per fixture
Preservation Projects – Home and Studio
Restoration of Stork Sculptures at Studio Entrance
Conservation 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
Conservation of Light Fixtures in Children’s Playroom
Conservation 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
Conservation of Original Library Table
Conservation of Original Library Table—Conservator to repair cracks and stabilize the table top
Landscape Repair and Annual Planting
Landscape Repair and Annual Planting; upgrading on one landscape bed and installation of annual plantings around the building
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
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)
Our education intern program offers students the opportunity to gain practical work experience with our Education Department.
Goal: $2500 per student, 3 needed
3D Design Studio Youth Program at Robie House
The 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
Under-served Student Scholarships for Home and Studio Summer Camps
Inspire 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
Education – Outreach Programs
Under-served Schools In-School Classroom Session with Trust Educators
The 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)
Under-served Class visits to Robie House Design Studios
Help 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)
Professional Development Design Studios for Educators
The 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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