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The Ark is Powered by Philanthropy

The generosity of our community makes The Ark's vital work possible. Everything we do is funded entirely by philanthropy. Your gift to The Ark has the power to change lives, and we can't do it without you.

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Ways to Give

There are many ways to give back to The Ark and make a difference for our clients and our community. Your contribution, at any level, has a life-changing impact for those who come to The Ark in search of support. Please contact us with any questions at 773-681-8980 or

Building Our Future

The Ark has provided vital human services to our community for more than 50 years. After three decades on California Avenue, the time is now to renovate and expand our home in West Rogers Park. Our uplifting, landmark renovation will help The Ark better serve our clients with the dignity they deserve and to meet the emerging needs of the community.

Dinner-Less Dinner

The Ark’s signature annual fundraiser has been a cherished community tradition for more than two decades. Because our dinner is “Dinner-Less,” you know that your generous support goes directly where it is needed most: providing free, life-changing services for Chicagoland Jews in need.

Planned Giving

Members of The Ark’s Legacy Society have made a commitment to support and sustain our vital work by recognizing The Ark in their estate plans. You can create a legacy at The Ark through a bequest, a gift of life insurance, as a beneficiary of your retirement or other benefit accounts, an annuity, trust, and more. Please contact Adam Parker, Director of Development, to learn more today.

Make a Gift Online

Give via credit card using our secure online donation form.

Mail a Check

Please make your check out to The Ark and mail it to our Northbrook office:


The Ark
3100 Dundee Road, Suite 802
Northbrook, IL 60062

Tribute Gifts

Make a gift in honor or memory of a friend or loved one using our online giving form, or contact Yehudis Gerstein at 773-681-8980 or

Give Monthly

Join our monthly giving circle and sustain The Ark throughout the year.

Stock and Wire Transfers

The Ark welcomes gifts of stock and other securities, as well as wire and electronic bank transfers.


Please contact Yehudis Gerstein for instructions at 773-681-8980 or

Donor-Advised Funds

The Ark receives many donations from donor-advised funds. Please use the following information:


The Ark
3100 Dundee Road, Suite 802
Northbrook, IL 60062


Tax ID: 23-716-4967


Contact Yehudis Gerstein with any questions at (773) 681-8980 or

In-Kind Donations

The Ark accepts donations of kosher food, personal care items, and household supplies to help stock the Food Pantry. We also accept some medical equipment and other items, as needed. You can even donate your car.

Donate Your Vehicle

If you have an old car that you no longer need, consider donating it to The Ark. We accept cars, motorcycles, and trucks in any condition and will handle all the details, including providing you with a receipt for a tax deduction.


Contact Dana DeBofsky with questions at (773) 681-8978 or email

We are Building Our Future in 2022

The Ark is expanding in an exciting once-in-a generation project. Learn more about our transformative renovation and expansion in West Rogers Park. Join us with a gift to Build Our Future through The Capital Campaign for The Ark.

Meet Our Team


Adam Parker, Director of Development



Dana DeBofsky, Grants Manager



Dani Greenwald, Development Manager



Yehudis Gerstein, Donor Relations Manager



Ettel Kaplan, Development Assistant


“The Ark’s work each and every day is a mitzvah. We know that The Ark is changing the lives of people with incredible care, respect and empathy.”

Allan and Missy Malmed,

Campaign Co-Chairs