The Director’s Circle

Director's Circle members are forward-thinking philanthropists and community-minded individuals who advance the community and secure the health and well-being of LGBTQ people of Chicagoland with a minimum annual fund gift of $600. Center on Halsted relies on Director's Circle members for nearly one-quarter of the Center's operating revenue. Director's Circle eligibility is extended to individuals whose giving is accomplished through businesses, corporations or foundations.

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Individual donors to Center on Halsted, whose unrestricted annual giving in a fiscal year (July 1 through June 30) totals $600, or more, will qualify for membership in the Director’s Circle. Director’s Circle eligibility is also extended to individuals whose giving is accomplished through businesses, corporations or foundations. Cumulative annual, unrestricted gifts, pledges of a donor are all qualifying means for eligibility. Capital Campaign pledge payments, event ticket purchases, and event sponsorships do not qualify donors for Director’s Circle membership.

  • Meals for youth
  • Counseling for survivors of hate crimes and domestic violence
  • Financial and legal seminars
  • Cultural and community-building activities
  • Social support for LGBTQ elders
  • Computer access and training
  • Recreational sports and wellness programs
  • Mental Health Services
  • HIV Testing, Counseling and Referrals
  • Youth Careers Development
  • Theatrical and musical performances
  • Art exhibits

Director's Circle Benefits

BENEFACTOR | $25,000+
  • ALL benefits listed below, PLUS…
  • Premier listing in the Center on Halsted Annual Report
  • Two tickets to the Human First Gala
LEADER | $10,000 to $24,999
  • ALL benefits listed below, PLUS…
  • Breakfast, lunch or dinner with CEO
  • Two tickets to a COH cultural program event
INNOVATOR | $5,000 to $9,999
  • ALL benefits listed below, PLUS…
  • Expanded listing on the COH website, if desired
BUILDER | $2,400 to $4,999
  • ALL benefits listed below, PLUS…
  • Invitation to private donor appreciation reception with CEO and Board of Directors
SUPPORTER | $1,200 to $2,399
  • ALL benefits listed below, PLUS…
  • Complimentary access to our rooftop terrace to watch the Chicago Pride Parade
  • Admission to LGBTQ Art Gallery Opening(s) and exclusive access to artist-led lectures
FRIEND | $600 to $1,199
  • Invitation(s) to private Director's Circle member events
  • Dinner on us, prepared and served by our own Silver Fork culinarians
  • Special recognition as a Director's Circle member in Annual Report
  • Complimentary entry to invitation-only COH donor holiday party

Join Community Circle with a gift less than $600.

If you have questions, contact us at or 773.472.6469 EXT 488

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