Lifetime Membership

Lifetime Membership

Continue the Legacy — Join as a Lifetime Member.

Lifetime Members demonstrate a deeper commitment to the cultural and elder care mission of Chicago Scots. They donate at a higher level to ensure the vitality of our Scottish Society for future generations. When you become a Lifetime Member you enjoy exclusive benefits and recognition. Your gift is an investment in permanence that will sustain our Society for generations to come. Lifetime Membership is a one-time tax deductible gift and separate from event and other program support. Chicago Scots has over 600 Lifetime Members.

Lifetime Membership Benefits

In addition to the core benefits of membership at Chicago Scots, Lifetime Members also enjoy:

  • Exclusive invitations to small, private events and receptions.
  • Access to Chicago Scots’ digital program library to be viewed at your convenience; email to see our full library of digital programs.
  • Concierge service to coordinate tickets and manage reservations for all Chicago Scots programs and events; 24-hour notice requested, call 708-426-7144.

Become a Lifetime Member for less than $100 per month

$1,000 or $83/Month

Lifetime membership is for one individual. It is a one-time tax-deductible gift. Lifetime membership may gift additional memberships to other family members and friends for an additional gift of $500 per person. Giving the gift of a Lifetime membership is a great way to encourage the next generation to connect to their Scottish roots.

Add Others for $500

Every Lifetime Member may gift additional memberships to family and friends for $500 per individual.  They will enjoy the full benefits of Life Members with you.

Sign Up

Contact Dawn Miller, Vice President of Philanthropy at 708-426-7144 or to discuss the benefits of becoming Life Member. She will be happy to sign up you and your family and friends.

Kerr Family

“Four Generations of membership must mean something! Fellowship, legacy, history, culture, are just some of the words that come to mind when thinking of our family’s long relationship with Chicago Scots. Celebrating at the annual Feast of the Haggis, volunteering at the annual Highland Games & Scottish Festival, toasting the bard at the annual Robbie Burns supper are just some of the many activities that await you as a member of Chicago Scots. Whether you choose our new no-cost annual membership category or choose to continue or start a long line of Life Members, as our family has, there is much for you to enjoy as a member of the Chicago Scots. So, give us a try, you will be glad you did, and so may many generations to come!”

Andy Kerr
Board of Governors

“Joining as a Lifetime Member is one of the ways I can say thank you to Chicago Scots for the excellent care my Mother received when she lived at the Scottish Home. I’m very proud of my Scottish heritage and my late husband, Jamie McKechnie, was proud of his, too. We were married in Scotland, renewed our vows there and attended the Gathering of All the Clans in Edinburgh in 2009. Joining as a Lifetime member in honor of the 175th Anniversary is important to do – for the NEXT 175 years!”

Nike Whitcomb
Former Member of the Board of Governors

Nike Whitcomb