Thanks to our supportive donors, Gorton Center is a strong social, educational, and artistic hub in our community. Gorton brings people together for inspiration and growth in a safe and comfortable environment - made possible by Annual Fund donations.


As a community-supported 501 (c)(3) nonprofit we rely on donors like you to help us continually dream and implement quality programming so we can fulfill our mission and serve as an active and vital center for the enrichment of our community.

The Annual Fund is what helps keep fabulous live music, theater, film and classes accessible for all in our community to enjoy. Even in the best of times, our programming requires funding beyond ticket sales – particularly with our goal to keep pricing as affordable as possible.

The arts at Gorton Center supply an enriching quality of life, a healthier economy, and a vibrant connection to each other and the rest of the world. Please give to the Annual Fund today.

Donate by Credit Card

Donate By Check
Make checks payable to Gorton Center and send to: Ann Kiesling, Development Associate, Gorton Center, 400 E. Illinois Rd, Lake Forest, IL 60045.

Matching Gifts
Ask your company if they match your donation. You may be able to double, or even triple, your support of Gorton by giving a Corporate Matching Gift.

Gifts of Stock
If you would like to make a donation of stock please contact Adam Liebman at Wintrust Wealth Management at 847-482-8435.

Planned Giving
You can help ensure that future generations experience Gorton Center by remembering Gorton in your will, naming Gorton as a beneficiary of your retirement plan, or establishing a life-income or other planned gift. Contact Ann Kiesling, Development Associate, at 847-234-6060 or email Ann.

Gorton Center’s EIN ID is 20-0484607 if needed for tax purposes.

Laura Demmer, Director of Development

Ann Kiesling, Development Associate