Why Donate?

The Mount Prospect Historical Society is an independent, privately funded organization. As a result, we face challenges in meeting our budget year in and year out, with the current economic turbulence as an added trial. Supporting the work of the Mount Prospect Historical Society is easy, and there are multiple ways to help.

How Can I Help?

There are many different ways to contribute to the Mount Prospect Historical Society’s operating fund. This allows us to continue our many exhibits, programs, presentations and publications that we offer year round in accordance with our mission of sharing the history of the community of Mount Prospect and the surrounding areas.


General monetary donations are extremely valuable to the Society. As we essentially operate on a “pay-as-you-go” basis, unrestricted monetary donations are able to keep us on our toes as unexpected occurrences come up. As we are a registered 501 (c)3 charitable organizations, all monetary donations are, of course, tax-deductible.




Central School 2013Please consider a donation to the Mount Prospect Historical Society’s Central School Campaign. Your continued generosity allowed us to save this wonderful building, and we hope to have the building opened to the public as soon as possible. We have streamlined the donation process with the help of Paypal. If you wish to mail a contribution, please remit to us at:

The Central School Campaign
Mount Prospect Historical Society
101 S. Maple St.
Mount Prospect, IL 60056

As the Mount Prospect Historical Society is a registered, 501c(3) not-for-profit charitable organization, your contribution may be fully tax-deductible as allowed by current tax statute.

For more information on donor acknowledgements, or to discuss in-kind or material donations, please contact us.


Click here to donate to our new GoFundIt Campaign!


We exist to tell the stories of our community. This is especially true when it comes to the stories of our departed loved ones. Memorials to the Historical Society are gratefully accepted, and can be implemented in accordance with specific wishes of the deceased and their family.


In addition to offering programs and fundraisers, the Society also faces the large expense of staffing and supplying an office and maintaining three separate buildings and landscaped areas on our museum campus. Donations of office supplies, services, and resources are always welcome and help ease our financial burdens. Any of these can also be underwritten by general monetary donations. Please view our “wish list” below for specific ways you can help.

2017 MPHS Wish List


  • LCD/Plasma TV for digital displays
  • Digital Camera – 5 mega pixel and above
  • Lap Top – WiFi – 60 gb. or above
  • Photo Copier
  • Custom Display Cases
  • Picture Hanging System
  • Portable Generator

Office Supplies:

  • Printer ink HP black 45
  • HP tri-color 78
  • NEC SuperScript 860 black toner
  • HP Color LaserJet Q5953A (magenta)
  • HP Color LaserJet Q5951A (cyan)
  • HP Color LaserJet Q5950A (black)
  • HP Color LaserJet Q5952A (yellow)
  • Bond paper
  • Color paper
  • Card stock paper
  • CDs-RW
  • 3 piece Letter folding machine

Archival Supplies:

  • Archival Boxes
  • Plexiglass
  • Acid Free Tissue
  • Tyvek Sheet Protectors
  • Acid Free Paper

Discounted Services:

  • Photo Enlargement/Reproduction
  • Oversize Scanning
  • Site maintenance (Heating, Air Conditioning, Lighting, etc)
  • Organizational memberships
  • Signage, Plaques, Engraving, etc.
  • Embroidery, Silkscreening
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