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Major Donor Society

Members of HOW's Major Donor Society are some of the community's most compassionate committed supporters donating over $1,000 to HOW each year. Major Donors play a fundamental role in helping the agency to achieve long-term success for every individual and family we serve. While clients come to HOW at various life stages, each individual's path to stability begins with a safe place to call home. 


HOW's Major Donor Society provides critical funding dedicated to securing and maintaining the agency's housing stock, as well as fueling additional programming.

As a Major Donor, you can expect:


  • Select communications from the agency updating you on critical priorities, programming updates, agency impact and performance, and more.

  • A print copy of HOW's annual report, in which members of the major donor society are featured. 

  • Outreach from HOW's Development team. We solicit input from members of our Major Donor Society regarding upcoming HOW events and new programming.

  • Special offers and discounts on HOW's ticketed events, and well and exclusive invitations to small-scale events only for HOW's most engaged contributors. 

  • To know your your donation is put to work immediately to help families in crisis



"I believe the moral imperative is simple and clear. I have a duty to help people in need because I CAN. I found that the people who work at HOW are not just compassionate people seeking to do good but also creative, skilled professionals who are constantly pushing themselves to be as effective as possible in helping HOW’s clients."

Prefer to make a gift via check? Please send your check to HOW at the address below.

Housing Opportunities for Women

1607 W. Howard St. 3rd Flr.

Chicago, IL 60626

Prefer to make a gift via stock? 

No problem at all! Simply notify us and we will help make the process easy and simple. 

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