For every $1 invested in CEP’s tax season services, the economic impact to our clients and their communities is $55.

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When I think about how much CEP has enhanced my life, tears come to my eyes."

- Dora, CEP client since 2006

Your valuable donation today can help us provide critical tax and financial services to Dora and other hard-working, low-income individuals and families—services that benefit both clients and their communities. Learn about our excellent rating from Charity Navigator, the nation's leading non-profit evaluator.

Gifts to the Center for Economic Progress may be made by:

Mail: Send this donation form to:

Center for Economic Progress
567 W. Lake St., Suite 1150
Chicago, IL 60661

Fax this donation form to (312) 252-0285, Attn: Development.

E-mail this donation form to

To make a gift by phone: Call the Development Department, (312) 630-0289.

Gifts of Stock

Gifts of appreciated securities provide financial support to CEP as well as tax benefits for the donor. If securities have been held for more than one year, the charitable deduction is the current fair market value. If the donated securities have gone up in value over the donor's holding period, a gift to CEP may be made without incurring a liability for capital gains taxes. To make a stock gift to CEP, this letter must be submitted to your broker authorizing the transfer of stock to an account established at Chase. The transfer instructions need to include the following:

  • Donor Name
  • Number of Shares
  • Name of the Company
  • Deliver to Chase DTC # 0352
  • Chase Account # 73184484

Please provide CEP with a copy of your letter to the broker so that we can direct Chase to accept the incoming stock transfer.

We will send you a contribution receipt as the stock is received into the Chase account. Stock gifts are valued using the average market price as of the date the DTC transfer is completed, as per IRS rules.

If you have any questions, please contact: Development Department at CEP by phone (312) 630-0287.

Planned Gifts or Bequests

You can continue to impact the financial futures of low-income families for generations to come through a charitable bequest. Call (312) 630-0287 to arrange your planned gift.

Give at Work Through Employer Matching Gifts

Double the impact of your donation! Many companies match their employees’ donations of time or money. Contact your HR department to see how your donation or volunteer hours can be doubled.

In-Kind Donations

Donations of time, supplies and other non-monetary items enable us to spend more of our operating budget on programs that help the families we serve.  If you have a product you'd like to donate, or wish to explore other sponsorship opportunities, call the Development Department at (312) 630-0287. We are always in need of:

  • Food & Beverage for Volunteers
  • Laptops (2012 or newer)
  • Paper
  • Pens
  • Promotional Custom Premiums (Items with CEP logo)
  • Printer Toner (HP 42A or Canon X25)
  • Printing & Design Services
  • Raffle Prizes & Survey Incentives (ipods, gift cards, etc.)
  • Travel Vouchers 
  • Venue and/or Food & Beverage for Events & Meetings 

The Center for Economic Progress is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization.  All contributions to CEP are fully tax-deductible.

Over the past five years, Charity Navigator, an industry-leading charity-ranking service, has awarded us  three- ("good") and four-star (“excellent") ratings. These top ratings assure all of our current and potential donors that we consistently excel in financial stewardship of donors’ funds.