Online Giving

The fastest and easiest way to support Urban Gateways is to make a donation online! Donate here. (Interested in a recurring donation, such as a monthly gift? Just change your ‘donation frequency’ after you select your amount.) Thank you for supporting our arts programs!

Honor & Memory Gifts

You can choose to designate your gift in Honor or Memory of someone in your life. Just select Honor or Memorial on our donation page, and you can even choose to notify the honoree with a special message. Donate here.


Donating cryptocurrency is a non-taxable event, meaning you do not owe capital gains tax on the appreciated amount and can deduct it on your taxes. This makes Bitcoin, Ethereum and other cryptocurrency donations one of the most tax-efficient ways to support Urban Gateways. We accept more than 80 different cryptocurrencies through The Giving Block. Donate crypto here.

Donate by Mail & Phone

You can always donate to Urban Gateways by mail or phone. To make a gift over the phone, please call Sherre Cullen at 312.445.2760. To make a donation by mail, please send a check to:

Urban Gateways
1637 N Ashland Ave Ste 1
Chicago, IL 60622

Planned Giving

You can make a lasting gift to arts education by identifying Urban Gateways as a beneficiary in your will, donating your retirement assets to Urban Gateways, or donating a life insurance policy to Urban Gateways. Please contact Sherre Cullen with any questions: 312.445.2760 or

Click here for sample language to add Urban Gateways to your will. >>


You can make a gift of appreciated stocks, bonds, or shares of mutual funds to Urban Gateways! If you have owned them for more than one year, there are a few key benefits to a gift of this type:

  • Immediate Tax Deduction – You receive an immediate income tax deduction for the fair market value of the securities on the date of the transfer, no matter what you originally paid for them.
  • No Capital Gains Tax – You pay no capital gains tax on the transfer when the stock is sold by Urban Gateways.

Information on how to make a stock gift:
The Urban Gateways brokerage account number with JP Morgan Chase is: 74115066.
The DTC transfer # is: 0352.

Please contact Sherre Cullen at 312.445.2760 or to learn more about stock donations.

Donor Advised Funds

Do you have a Donor Advised Fund (DAF)? Recommend a grant to Urban Gateways directly through DAF Direct.

Give from your IRA Account

Donors age 70½ or older can contribute up to $100,000 of assets from their Individual Retirement Account directly to Urban Gateways and have the gift count toward their annual required distributions from the IRA and removed from their taxable income. Ask your IRA Manager for more information on this type of donation.

Other Giving Options

Check out these sites for more ideas on how to donate to arts education:

Thanks for helping us help young people express themselves!