One of the easiest ways to support Honor Flight Chicago is with a cash gift.
There are two primary forms of cash gifts:
An outright gift
This is the most common type of cash gift we receive at Honor Flight Chicago. A cash gift — made by check, credit card or money order — helps support our immediate needs. You will see the impact of your donation and the power of a simple act of generosity. You will also receive a federal income tax charitable deduction.
A payable on death (POD) account
With a POD bank account or certificate of deposit, you are able to name one or more individuals or charities as the beneficiary of all funds in the account. The beneficiary has no rights to the funds until after your lifetime. Until that time, you retain full control over the account and are able to use the money, adjust your beneficiary selection or close the account.
- Contact Honor Flight Chicago’s administrative office at 773-227-VETS (8387) for additional information on giving a gift of cash.
- Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
- If you include Honor Flight Chicago in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.
Legal Name: Honor Flight Chicago
Address: 938 West Montana St., Chicago, IL 60614
Federal Tax ID Number: 26-1978570
The information on this website is not intended as legal or tax advice. Please consult an attorney or tax advisor for such advice.
Supporting an entire flight
An anonymous Honor Flight Chicago donor had a father who served in the military. She lost three uncles during World War II. As a result, she’s always wanted to find a way to help support military veterans. In 2014, she and her husband found a way.
The two decided to make a cash donation to Honor Flight Chicago that would cover the cost of an entire flight. So, on October 4 of that year, roughly 100 senior war veterans flew to Washington, D.C., thanks to their generosity.
The donation wasn’t enough for the couple, though. They wanted to experience the day of honor for themselves. So, at 4 a.m. on flight day, the two were at Midway Airport greeting the veterans and preparing them for the excitement that awaited. That opportunity made their gift even more worthwhile.
“Having that experience has given me more of an appreciation for what these men and women have done for our country and made my life a little more colorful,” the donor said. “I am grateful for having had the experience.”