Why Support Chicago Scots

For 175 years, we have delivered home, family and love to the community of Scots in the Chicago area, and for older adults who can no longer live alone. Your support will help us continue our mission of connecting future generations to Scotland and Scottish values through events like our Scottish Festival and Highland Games and special initiatives such as bringing Robert Burns’ Gregg violin to Chicago for the first time. Your support also allows us to bring award-winning care and innovative programs to Caledonia Senior Living residents — programs such as Cycling Without Age, an international, intergenerational biking program that gets seniors “back on the bike” (a specially designed trishaw).

Now more than ever we need your help. Caledonia Senior Living, the pride of Chicago Scots, is at the forefront of the COVID-19 crisis and because of the support of our Scottish community we have been able to consistently secure the Personal Protective Equipment we need to protect staff, residents and resident family members. We have been able to purchase new technology and equipment to improve security, screening and sanitization. Because of philanthropic support and the dedication of our entire team, we have achieved an extraordinary record of safety during this crisis. Your support will help us to continue to be able to do everything humanly possible to keep residents and staff safe during this crisis.

Ways to Support Chicago Scots

Chicago Scots (the Illinois Saint Andrew Society*) is the oldest 501(c)3 charity in Illinois. We nourish Scottish identity through service, fellowship and celebration of Scottish culture in order to provide support to our Caledonia Senior Living & Memory Care campus in North Riverside, Illinois.

Cash, Check or Credit Card

Gifts of cash, check, or credit card are the easiest and most immediate way to support Chicago Scots – this can be a great way to recognize special occasions, to celebrate the life of a loved one or to show family, friends or colleagues that you care.

Online gifts through credit cards can be made by clicking the button below.

Donate Online

Checks can be made payable to ‘Chicago Scots’ and mailed to:
2800 Des Plaines Avenue
North Riverside Illinois 60546.


For gifts of stock or annuities, please contact Dawn Miller, Vice President of Philanthropy, at

Matching Gifts

You can increase your personal contributions to Chicago Scots if your employer is one of the many organizations that offers a program to match the charitable contributions of its employees. Contact your human resource office to see if your company participates. Matching gift revenue makes a big difference.

Corporate and Foundation Giving

Many companies have foundations or corporate giving programs to support organizations like Chicago Scots. Your professional or business relationships are beneficial in facilitating these types of gifts.

Planned Giving

Bequests made through wills, annuities, or living trusts play an important role in securing the future of Chicago Scots. To receive more information on planned giving, please contact Dawn Miller, Vice President of Philanthropy, at

*Illinois Saint Andrew Society dba Chicago Scots and Caledonia Senior Living

Your Donations at Work

Donations to Chicago Scots help fund important initiatives and programs at Caledonia Senior Living, including Person Protective Equipment during COVID-19, our innovative Cycling Without Age program, and much more.