After securing economic stability and providing for the needs of your loved ones, you may choose to make a lasting charitable impact with a bequest to The Night Ministry.

Making a planned gift to The Night Ministry through your will, trust, or other means is a meaningful way to carry forward your compassion for homeless young people and adults.

Ways to Contribute

Bequest in your will:

  • Direct a specific bequest of money or an asset (i.e. stock) to The Night Ministry
  • Designate a percentage of the total value of the estate
  • Designate a residual bequest which directs that The Night Ministry receive the remainder of the estate, or a portion of the remainder, after all expenses and other bequests have been made

Retirement Plans:

Any or all of the balance in IRAs, 401(k)s, and other retirement savings plans can be donated to nonprofit organizations. Please consider making The Night Ministry a full or partial beneficiary.

Life Insurance Policies, Trusts, and Certificates of Deposit:

The Night Ministry can be named as a whole or partial beneficiary under life insurance policies, trusts, and Certificates of Deposits (CDs).

Join The Night Ministry’s Legacy Society!


Melanie 2“I’ve long been struck by the compassion and creativity of The Night Ministry, and by the courage of those who depend on it for a safe and supportive community. Sharing my estate with The Night Ministry is my way of helping young people become the people they are called to be.”
— Sharon Johnson, Legacy Society Member

Friends who include The Night Ministry in their long-term charitable planning are recognized as members of our Legacy Society. These thoughtful supporters have decided to establish a legacy of support that will help The Night Ministry continue to serve for years to come. Members of the Legacy Society will be acknowledged in our Annual Report, unless they choose to remain anonymous.

If you have, or would like to include The Night Ministry in your estate plans, please contact Christy Prassas, Vice President of Philanthropic Engagement, at 773-506-6023 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., so we may recognize your generosity as a Legacy Society member.

Members of the Legacy Society

Paula & Gordon Addington
Geoffrey A. Anderson
Lorraine & Randy Barba
Dr. William G. Blocki
Barbara Bolsen
Mary L. Boss
Charleen Cepek
Sharon Cole
Marlene Denz
Ronald Duda
Rosemary Duvall
Melanie D. Ehrhart
Tina M. Erickson and Michael A. Krutsch
Mary Faux
Fred & Sarah Flosi

John & Nancy Furr
Kathleen F. Gallo
Bill & Anne Goldstein
Robert M. Hack
Thomas G. Heuser
Edie & Mark Hickman
Ike P. Hong
Sharon M. Johnson
Richard A. Jurs
Michael D. Kelleher
Laura H. Kracke
James F. Lacy
Anna Lee
Carolyn M. Lee
Mary R. Mastromarco

Andrew & Donna Mendez
Mark H. Menke
James D. Motzer
Richard S. Penner
Joseph & Joyce Ptasienski
JoAnn M. Rapp
Lois H. Robinson
Ellen Romberg
Margaret A. Schneider
Peter Sorel
Lee & Joan Strouse
Dr. Mary-Morag Sutherland
Susan & William Vanderberg
Darlene D. Watkins
Anna Jean Woroch

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The Night Ministry is a 501(c)3 charitable organization. Our Federal Tax ID (EIN) is 36-3145764.