Honorary, Memorial & Special Gifts

Honor Your Loved Ones or Your Special Occasion!

Gift Options:

In Honor of: Show your support to someone extraordinary through an honorary gift. Please specify if you are giving in honor of a holiday or another occasion, such as a wedding, anniversary, birthday, or just because.

In Memory of: Celebrate the life of someone who has passed by making a gift in their memory. Gifts can be given for specific preserves or projects.

Special Occasion: Making gifts to non-profit organizations in lieu of personal gifts for special occasions has become a growing trend.  This will offer a new and meaningful way to celebrate any occasion and will give your guests an opportunity to support a vibrant and viable not-for-profit that you care about.  JDCF can provide logo and other marketing materials.

  • All gift recipients will receive a letter telling them about your gift to JDCF.  The amount will not be disclosed.
  • Your gift and its designation  will be highlighted in JDCF’s annual report.

You can make your gift online or download our Tribute Gift Form and mail it to us.


Questions? Contact Christie Trifone-Simon at 815.858.9100, with  any additional information regarding your gift’s designation.

The Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization. Your contribution to JDCF may qualify for a tax deduction based on your individual circumstance. JDCF’s tax identification number is 36-4391349.

 

 

Upcoming Events

Fall Forest Walk

September 30 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

With fall on the way, the appearance of trees changes significantly and identifying them can be tricky – unless you know your bark, berries, and  nuts. Join us to celebrate the change of season with a Fall Forest Walk at Schurmeier Teaching Forest. This free event will be led by expert staff and volunteers from […] Read More

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Creatures of the Night: Owls & Bats

October 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learn about some of our nocturnal friends, owls and bats. This program, geared towards a middle school grade level, introduces the life cycle of the owl and its food and habitat. It also identifies the characteristics that make the owl a perfect predator and member of the raptor family. Participants will get to dissect an […] Read More

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The Return of Large Predators to the Midwest

November 11 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Our keynote speaker will be Adrian Wydeven, nationally-renowned timber wolf expert, based at the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute at Northland College, in Ashland, WI. For more than 50 years, there were NO sightings of wolves in Illinois, but with declining habitat north of us, wolves have again been sighted since 2002, more in Jo Daviess […] Read More

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Owl Prowl

December 2 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for an evening owl-prowl hike at Casper Bluff.  This year, we will be joined by the Northern Illinois Raptor Rehab and Education Center who will bring along a few of their feathered friends for an educational program and meet and greet with live owls before we head out on the trails. There will be […] Read More

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