How to Help

How to Help

The individuals, corporations, and foundations that support HighSight are making a good investment in not only our organization, but also in our scholars. Ultimately, our scholars' lives will be forever changed and the opportunity to attend college and earn a degree will become a reality. 

Donate Online or By Mail

Your support is critical to our scholars' success. There are a variety of ways to help HighSight scholars receive a quality education.

Donate Online or By Mail Details

Make a secure ONLINE credit card donation.

HighSight provides more than $20,000 in scholarships and leadership programs to each of our scholars during their high school career. Donors help meet the balance of scholarship funds not met by fundraisers. A portion of our scholars are currently funded by individuals, foundations and corporations.

No matter what size, every contribution is important. Your gift will be extremely instrumental in providing scholarships, tutoring, mentoring, leadership development and college readiness programs that will enable our scholars to attend and succeed at the private high school of their choice. Ultimately, our scholars' lives will be forever changed and the opportunity to attend college and earn a degree will become a reality!

Cash Gifts
Mail checks to HighSight at: 315 West Walton Street, Chicago, IL, 60610.

Matching Gifts
Contact your company's Human Resources Department or employer to determine if your gift to HighSight can be matched to increase its impact on the schools we serve. More than 22,000 companies offer matching gift programs on behalf of their employees. Typically, donors must initiate the matching gift by including their organization's matching gift form with their donation to HighSight.

Become a Tutor

Tutors focus on test preparation, study habits and organizational skills while assisting students with their assigned homework.

Become a Tutor Details

HighSight is looking for college graduates to support the students during one of three weekly sessions. Tutors focus on test preparation, study habits and organizational skills while assisting students with their assigned homework.

HighSight academic sessions have an academic focus. Teams of tutors work with groups of students, allowing volunteers to use their expertise in particular academic areas. Thanks to this format, tutors are able to support multiple scholars during each session.

Academic Sessions are scheduled throughout the school year:

  • Tuesdays from 5:00pm to 7:30pm
  • Wednesdays from 5:00pm to 7:30pm
  • Saturdays from 10:00am to 12:00pm

Questions? Contact Jesus Gomez at 312.787.9824 x 229 or jesus.gomez@highsight.org.

Annual Fundraising Events

Annual Fundraising Events Details

Autumn Celebration
AUTUMN CELEBRATION - HighSight invites you to Joy District to enjoy beverages, snack on excellent appetizers and bid on auction prizes!
EVE of the EVE
The EVE of the EVE takes place the night before New Year's Eve and all proceeds benefit HighSight's scholarship program.
Go Another Mile
HighSight's 25th Anniversary
Scholarship Dinner
The Go Another Mile Scholarship Dinner brings together the HighSight community to celebrate our graduating scholars as they move on to colleges and universities across the country.
Midsummer EVE of the EVE
Midsummer EVE of the EVE takes place Friday, June 9 2017 at TESORI, and all proceeds benefit HighSight's scholarship program.

Corporate Sponsorship

HighSight provides more than $20,000 in scholarships and leadership programs to each of our scholars during their high school career. We couldn't do it without our corporate sponsors.

Corporate Sponsorship Details

The financial support provided by our Corporate Sponsors is crucial to the success of our fundraising events, and our scholars depend on it. To promote your company and reach the thousands of guests who attend our fundraisers, please contact Patty Hart at 312.787.9824 x 228 or patty.hart@highsight.org.

United Way

Are you participating in your United Way Workplace Giving Campaign? If so, did you know you can designate a percentage of your pledge to go to HighSight?

United Way Details

Here's how:

  1. Ask your United Way Representative for a Designation Pledge Form (also available at www.uw-mc.org or email patty.hart@highsight.org).
  2. Under OPTIONAL - F *Please direct my gift:, indicate a percentage of your United Way pledge To the following health and human service organization:
    • HighSight
    • 315 West Walton Street
    • Chicago, IL 60610
  3. Complete your pledge form.
  4. Complete a matching gift form if your company matches employee donations.
  5. Let us know! Send a copy of your pledge form (attention: Melinda Green) to the address above. This way we'll be on the lookout for your gift!

Thank you for supporting our students' success.

Foundation Partners

A special thank you goes out to our Foundation Partners listed below. Without their support HighSIght would not be able of provide such a valuable opportunity to the deserving and determined scholars who benefit from their generosity.

Arthur J. Schmitt Foundation

Chartered Foundation

Children's Care Foundation

Fama Family Charitable Foundation

Farther Foundation

Harry F. Chaddick & Elaine Chaddick Foundation Inc.

Hoban Family Charitable Foundation

Kainz Family Foundation

Kenneth Douglas Foundation

Mazza Foundation

New Frontiers Foundation

Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation

John and Mary Raitt Foundation

Tengelsen Family Foundation

Walter & Lois Schuessler Scholarship Foundation

William Blair & Company Foundation

Anonymous

Please contact HighSight Executive Director Mark Duhon at 312.787.9824 x 221 or mark.duhon@highsight.org if you are interested in providing financial support.