Ways to Give

There are Many Ways to Give to North Light

Since its inception, North Light has relied on donations from individuals, foundations and businesses to keep our programs accessible and affordable.

General Support

  • Annual Fund Gifts:  North Light’s Annual Fund provides critically needed support to North Light’s core programs and operations.
  • Matching Gifts: You may increase your contribution to North Light if your workplace or that of your spouse has a matching gifts program. See your company’s Human Resources Office for information.
  • Special Events: North Light hosts a number of special events during the year to help support the Center.
  • Gifts In-Kind: A gift-in-kind is a non-cash gift or service that would be of value to North Light such as a computer, athletic equipment, office furnishings, etc.
  • United Way: You may designate North Light Community Center as the recipient by marking the specific care section of the donor choice form with North Light’s name and code number, # 00091.
  • Combined Federal Campaign: You may designate North Light Community Center  by using the universal code number, # 42579.

Endowment Support

North Light’s Endowment Fund provides perpetual support to the Community Center. The principal of a gift to the Endowment Fund is invested, with the interest and dividend income contributing to North Light’s operating fund. Building a significant Endowment Fund is essential to ensuring North Light’s ability to sustain quality programs and serve its community in the future.

Planned Giving

A number of North Light’s friends are guaranteeing that their tradition of giving continues well into the future by providing for the Center through Planned Gifts.

  • Planned Gifts by Will: A gift by will provides a lasting legacy to North Light.  Gifts by will may be accomplished in several ways, according to the wishes and needs of the donor. Notification of the intent to give a gift by will will be recognized annually.
  • Other Planned Gifts include gifts of life insurance, gifts of appreciated property and charitable trusts.
  • If you are interested in remembering North Light with such a gift or if you have already done so, please let us know. We would be pleased to list you as a member of North Light’s Heritage Society, which recognizes those generous individuals who have remembered the Center in their estate plans. Your participation sets an important example for others and assists North Light in its long range planning.

Please contact the Development Office at 215 483-4800 for additional information.

Memorial/Tribute Gifts

Memorial and Tribute Gifts are expressions of love and respect. A Tribute Gift shows a person that you care and wish to honor them. A Memorial Gift honors the memory of a friend or loved one. A Tribute/Memorial Gift may be planned or given outright, and is placed in the fund of your choice, General Support or Endowment, to help ensure the availability of North Light’s programs and services. Each Tribute Gift honoree is notified that a gift has been made in his/her honor. Each Memorial Gift will be honored on North Light’s Memorial Plaque.



  • Donating online is safe & secure.
    100% of your donation goes to North Light.  Click here
  • Donate By Mail
    Send a check payable to North Light Community Center to:
    North Light Community Center
    Office of Development
    175 Green Lane
    Philadelphia, PA 19127
  • Donate By Phone
    Make a credit card contribution or pledge by phone
    Call the Development Office at 215 483-4800.

Donate Securities (stocks, bonds, mutual fund shares, ETF (exchange traded fund) shares)
Electronic transfer of shares of stock is the most efficient delivery process and provides internal control and cost savings. You may also transfer stock certificates directly. To facilitate a gift of stock, please provide:

  • Securities Delivered Electronically
    Please provide your broker with the following information in order to enable him/her to execute an electronic transfer of stock.
  • Donor’s name and complete address
  • Name and number of securities transferred
  • Please send a letter or email to communicate this information at the time of transfer to: Irene Madrak
  • Fax: 215-483-6728
  • email: imadrak@northlightcommunitycenter.org

Securities Delivered By Mail
Please mail your unendorsed certificate(s) and stock power in separate envelopes, OR send endorsed certificate(s) by registered mail to:
Irene Madrak, Executive Director
North Light Community Center
175 Green Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19127