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 consider committing a bit of your time and treasure to ISC’s mission of promoting science and making it fun and exciting!  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, science writing, and program production. We have a three events per year (Chicago Science Fest Science Cocktail Party, 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. If you are interested in volunteering to write for our blog, please contact us here. We look forward to hearing from you!

Make a Tax Deductible Donation

ISC is a 501(c)3 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 donate any of the following ways:

  • 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:

Finally, we’re always looking for in-kind donations for our events. If you’d like to support our events with food, drinks, raffle prizes, or other items, 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.

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