The Hegeler Carus Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and donations are tax deductible.
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Hegeler Carus Insider
We have several levels of donor sponsorships for the Hegeler Carus Foundation:
All Donors at the $100 level or higher are eligible for Hegeler Carus Insider benefits.
2018 “Insiders Only” Tour Descriptions
The Curiosity Tour: where Hegeler Carus Insiders are guided through attic rooms filled with exactly what you’d expect: STUFF. There is clothing, steamer trunks, furniture, magazines, diaries, tennis racquets, books, and many more of the “usual” attic suspects. In addition, this special tour also showcases an astounding geological artifact collection, a rare medical curiosity, and the family Steinway piano. Enjoy the spectacular view of the entire Illinois River valley from nearly 100 feet above street level in our cupola. This tour is offered to Hegeler Carus Insiders on February 21, 2018; May 23, 2018
The Underground Tour: where Hegeler Carus Insiders learn the truth about the legendary tunnels under the Mansion, are guided through the basement rooms, weaving in and out between industry and artistry. See how the Mansion was built, the inner workings and technology used to create a comfortable environment in this large home, as well as remnants of the early days of Open Court Publishing. This tour is offered to Hegeler Carus Insiders on March 21, 2018, September 19, 2018
The “Do Not Disturb” Tour: where Hegeler Carus Insiders are guided for the first time ever through the “bedroom” floor of the Mansion. The tour travels through the most personal spaces of this Victorian home; these are rooms even the closest friends of the Hegeler’s would not have seen. Learn why transoms were so important, why Victorian couples had separate bedrooms, and why one bedroom in particular is both breathtaking—and heartbreaking. This tour is offered to Hegeler Carus Insiders on January 24, 2018, and October 24, 2018
The Art and Artifact Tour: where Hegeler Carus Insiders are guided through the main floor of the house and provided with insider information on objects that seldom gets discussed during the standard tour. There are stories behind each art piece presented in the tour. This tour is offered to Hegeler Carus Insiders on November 29, 2017, April 25, 2018, November 21, 2018
Hegeler Carus Insiders will also receive special invitations, preview ticket opportunities and discounts all year long!
Would you like to make a one-time donation to the Hegeler Carus Foundation? Click on the Donate button above to make a quick and secure donation through PayPal. You don’t need to have a PayPal account to make one, just a valid credit card. You may make a donation in any amount that you choose. Thank you for your continued support!
The Corporate Sponsorship program provides an exciting opportunity to become involved with the Hegeler Carus Foundation. This program allows thousands of people to enjoy the numerous programs and events that are held at the Hegeler Carus Foundation campus including (but not limited to): lectures, concerts, educational and family programs, and special events.
As a Corporate Sponsor, you can expect to build your brand and reputation from:
- Sponsor recognition on advertising and in PR efforts
- Sponsor recognition in the Foundation’s publications and on the website
- Other options specifically tailored for the event
For more information about sponsorship opportunities, please call (815) 224-5891.
A deferred gift can help you balance your financial goals and your charitable interests – all while possibly achieving significant tax benefits. A planned gift, such as a bequest in your will or trust, life insurance designations, or stock donation ensures your support for the Hegeler Carus Foundation and its mission.
Please let us know if you’ve named the Hegeler Carus Foundation in your estate.
Preferred bequest language
Adding a bequest to your will or living trust can be as simple as adding a single sentence. Here’s our preferred bequest language; take this to your attorney to use as a starting point. Contact us if you have any questions.
I give the sum of $___ or ___% to the Hegeler Carus Foundation, 1307 Seventh St, La Salle, IL 61301 (tax id: 36-4023939) to be used or disposed of as its Board of Directors deems appropriate in its sole discretion.