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Emergency Response Fund Giving Challenge

$0,000 Goal
$0,500 Raised So Far
$0,500 Matching Funds From Board & Major Donors
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The CLEF Board of Directors funds 100 percent of the administrative overhead of the organization. That means every dollar of your philanthropic contribution to Chicagoland Lutheran Educational Foundation directly supports CLEF schools in the form of student scholarships, educational materials, professional development for school administrators and faculty, and many other resources and programs.

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Continue to Support Our Mission Once This Crisis Has Passed!

Give the gift of education! With 22 partner schools in our CLEF network, the need is always great to provide scholarships, services, resources and educational programs. Here are the different ways you can support CLEF:

Make a one-time or monthly donation
one-time or monthly donation

Donate to help cover a student’s educational costs.

Employer Matching Gifts
Employer Matching Gifts

Double the impact of your gift through your employer’s matching gift program.

Thrivent Choice Dollars®
Thrivent Choice Dollars

Show your appreciation to CLEF by directing Choice Dollars®.

Amazon Smile
Amazon Smile

Support CLEF when you shop Amazon Smile.

Donor Advised Funds
Donor Advised Funds

Direct a gift from your Donor Advised Fund to empower students.

Planned Giving
Planned Giving

Leave a legacy gift to impact students for a lifetime.

Securities, Stocks, or Mutual Funds
Securities, Stocks, or Mutual Funds

Give students options to succeed with a gift from your portfolio.

Invest in Kids
Invest in Kids

Invest in Kids and make a lasting difference in their lives.


A Letter From Dawn Robinson


CLEF’s mission is to provide academic excellence to our students in a Christian environment. Today that can mean at-risk remote learning, in place of classroom instruction and safety. How can we help provide our students and their families with a Christian perspective in the face of despair, anger, racism, and destruction?