Get Involved

We believe a better understanding and appreciation of science and technology is valuable to us as individuals, and critical to our society. If you agree, join with us in promoting science! Do you think any aspect of science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) is awesome? Or are you maybe just curious about some piece of it? Then you should consider committing a bit of your time and treasure to ISC’s mission!  You have several options (see below), and if you have an idea not listed here, please email us.


There are many ways you can help us with our mission to share science with our community. We are interested in hearing from self-motivated volunteers to help us in marketing, fundraising, and program production. We have a couple events per year (Chicago Science Fest and Pi Day Fun Run) that require many volunteer hands to produce. Beyond these individual events, our Associates group is currently welcoming new members. Details on becoming an ISC Associate and the application are here. Please reach out to us at info@IllinoisScience.org. We look forward to hearing from you!

Make a Tax Deductible Donation

ISC is a 501c3 nonprofit organization, which means your donation to our science outreach efforts is tax deductible to you.  We welcome and greatly appreciate donations of any size!

You can make a fast, secure on-line contribution through our PayPal link.

If you prefer to mail a check or money order, please mail your contribution to:
Illinois Science Council
3503 N. Hoyne Avenue
Chicago, IL 60618-6111

Now, we also accept BitCoin donations!  Make a donation to:



If you’re thinking of an in-kind donation of some sort, email us your thoughts.

Foundation Giving

Illinois Science Council welcomes the opportunity to work with corporate or private philanthropic foundations that share our dedication to improving understanding of science, technology, engineering and math.  Foundations interested in creative and productive collaborations should contact Monica Metzler at email or 773-929-8993.

Corporate Sponsorship

Illinois Science Council is happy to work with your company to meet your marketing sponsorship goals including, but not limited to, the Chicago Science Festival, Pi Day Fun Run, and Science Cocktail Party.  We offer a wide variety of options that reach an educated and informed audience. For more information, please contact Monica Metzler at email or 773-929-8993.

Want to see more science in Chicago? Every donation helps.