How to Donate

Help us make a difference in the lives of people living throughout the Chicagoland area. Because of your generous support, we are making a difference in the lives of many.

Securely make your gift online using your debit card or credit card.

Unrestricted Gifts

Your unrestricted support allows TFI leadership the discretion to use your generous contribution to help provide support for the areas of greatest need.

Donors are also welcome to direct their support to Institute priorities, such as scholarships, research and clinical service. By designating your gift, you can support the area you're most interested in.

Examples of sample areas of support include:

  • Scholarships - Ensure that the best and brightest students can complete their studies in our Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy or our Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology programs.
  • Research - Enable our researchers to uncover knowledge about marriage, family, anxiety and depression.
  • Bette D. Harris Family and Child Clinic - Bring critical knowledge and services to families with little or no care, ensuring that everyone has access to the Institute - regardless of their financial situation.

Employer Matching Gifts

Double or triple the impact of your gift by using your employer's matching gift program. Contact your company's human resources department or community affairs department for information about matching gifts.

Planned Gifts

Including The Family Institute at Northwestern University in your estate plan or planned gift giving is a way to honor the work we do.

Stock Gifts

It's easy to give appreciated equities to The Family Institute. Many donors choose this approach and realize valuable tax benefits as a result.

By Mail
The Family Institute
Attn: Institutional Advancement
8 S. Michigan Avenue, Suite 500
Chicago, IL 60603


Securely make your gift online using your debit card or credit card.

By Phone
Please call Institutional Advancement at 312-609-5300.