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How to Volunteer

The Wentcher Foundation engages committed volunteers to support the selection process through reading and scoring applications and supporting virtual interviews. Requirements for reviewers and interviewers include that they must hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree, can commit to contributing roughly 20 hours between March and April 2021, and a willingness to join a training session in advance of the opportunity.

How to Partner

The Wentcher Foundation has focused its career development efforts in assisting Wentcher Scholars to secure paid summer internship opportunities in the Chicago-area. These opportunities build up both our scholars’ skills and experience, but also ensure their diverse talent is reinvested in their home community and Chicago businesses. We are seeking partners who share our vision and investment in Chicago’s top scholars who offer paid internship opportunities. Please contact Cassie Brooks, Director of Programs for the Wentcher Foundation to connect further about our Internship Initiative.

How to Donate

The Wentcher Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-deductible nonprofit organization.

The Wentcher Foundation also accepts donations of publicly traded securities. Please consider the Wentcher Foundation in your estate planning. To discuss these options further, please contact

Donations can be made by check to:

The Wentcher Foundation
1000 Skokie Blvd., Suite 250
Wilmette, IL 60091

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Please get on our mailing list here to stay updated or connect with our Director of Programs, Cassie Brooks to learn more.