Milwaukee Center for Independence: Assisting individuals with special needs
 

many paths,one goal... independence

There are many ways to support MCFI's life-changing programs for children, adults and older adults with special needs. Your gift will help people with special needs and other barriers to success achieve their highest levels of independence.

Support MCFI's life-changing services for children and adults with special needs.

Your gift can change lives

Your donation to MCFI will support life-changing programs and services for children, teens, adults and older adults with special needs. MCFI is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization and your gift is tax-deductible. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT! To see how your gift is changing lives now, click here for our latest video.

Online donation

You can make a secure online donation now by clicking here. You will be able to designate the program areas that you would like your gift to support, make a gift in someone's name or as a memorial.

Events: Campaign for Kids!

A party you can believe in! Don't miss this year's Campaign for Kids, Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 at the Pfister Hotel Grand Ballroom. Enjoy pre-polling fun with ComedySportz. Back on the ticket is WISN-TV's Mark Baden, wielding the gavel as emcee. Proceeds support the MCFI Children's Center. Click here to learn more and register.

Leave a Legacy - Planned Giving Options

There are many ways to support MCFI through planned giving, such as wills, living trusts, gifts of life insurance, and more. To learn more about these options, click here.

Donate as you shop on Amazon!

Shop at smile.amazon.com, select Milwaukee Center for Independence as your charity of choice after you sign in, and 0.5 percent of your eligible purchase prices can be donated to MCFI!

Matching gifts

Does your company offer to match employees' charitable donations? Click here for a list of organizations that provide matching gifts.

By Mail

Donate by sending a check or money order (please, no cash) to:

MCFI Foundation
Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Building
2020 West Wells Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233

Wish List of Needed Items

The School for Early Development & Achievement (SEDA), MCFI Pediatric Skilled Nursing and Forward Academy each have a wish list. You can support these vital programs by donating items on their lists!

Please note: MCFI frequently receives inquiries from people who want to donate items to our organization. While we are very appreciative, we are unable to accept some items due to health and safety concerns. USED items that we cannot accept include:

  • Furniture
  • Clothing (unless items are new with tags on or in manufacturer packaging)
  • Linens (unless items are new and in manufacturer packaging)
  • Strollers

 

Thank you to our corporate donors and volunteers!

 

 

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Donor Recognition Levels and Benefits

The Milwaukee Center for Independence proudly recognizes our donors and hopes that your generosity will inspire others to give.  MCFI maintains a donor appreciation program based on the following guidelines for club levels of giving, and individual situations. 

Heritage Society

Gifts of $100,000 and above

 

  • Special Recognition
  • Private reception with boards of directors and community leaders.
  • Permanent recognition and premier placement on Donor Wall.
  • Premier seating at Recognition Event.
  • Choice of personalized gift item.
  • Tax letter. 
  • Recognition in Annual Report.

Trustee

Gifts of $50,000 to $99,999

 

  • Private reception with boards of directors and community leaders.
  • Permanent recognition and premier placement on Donor Wall.
  • Invitation to Recognition Event.
  • Choice of personalized gift item.
  • Tax letter. 
  • Recognition in Annual Report.

Visionary

Gifts of $25,000 to $49,999

 

  • Permanent recognition and premier placement on Donor Wall.
  • Invitation to Recognition Event.
  • Choice of personalized gift item.
  • Tax letter. 
  • Recognition in Annual Report.

Humanitarian

Gifts of $10,000 to $24,999

 

  • Permanent recognition and premier placement on Donor Wall.
  • Lapel Pin
  • Invitation to Recognition Event.
  • Tax letter. 
  • Recognition in Annual Report.

Guardian

Gifts of $5,000 to $9,999

 

  • Permanent recognition and premier placement on Donor Wall.
  • Invitation to Recognition Event.
  • Tax letter. 
  • Recognition in Annual Report.

Benefactor

Gifts of $2,500 to $4,999

 

  • Permanent recognition and premier placement on Donor Wall.
  • Invitation to Recognition Event.
  • Tax letter. 
  • Recognition in Annual Report.

Partner

Gifts of $1,000 to $2,499

 

  • Permanent recognition and premier placement on Donor Wall.
  • Invitation to Recognition Event.
  • Tax letter. 
  • Recognition in Annual Report.

Friend

Gifts of $500 to $999

 

  • Tax letter. 
  • Recognition in Annual Report.

Associate

Gifts of $250 to $499

 

  • Tax letter. 
  • Recognition in Annual Report.

Patron

Gifts of $1 to $249

 

  • Tax letter. 
  • Recognition in Annual Report.

Individuals who support MCFI through a planned gift (e.g., bequest, gift annuity) are members of MCFI’s Legacy Circle. For questions about giving levels or to discuss naming opportunities for gifts of $10,000 of more, please contact the MCFI fundraising team at (414) 937-2020.

Thank you for supporting life-changing programs and services for people with special needs and their families.

 

 

 

 

 


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A PARTY YOU CAN REALLY BELIEVE IN!

A benefit for MCFI Children's Programs

WHEN: 5:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15

WHERE: Pfister Hotel Grand Ballroom, 424 E. Wisconsin Ave.

WHO: Emceed by WISN-TV's Mark Baden

WHAT: Performances by ComedySportz, amazing silent and vocal auctions!

REGISTER ONLINE NOW

PLACE YOUR BIDS ON AUCTION ITEMS

 

WE THANK OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS

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Help support life-changing programs for children with special needs and their families by contributing to the MCFI Campaign for Kids. Donate online, or indicate "Children's Programs" if you send in a check.

Certifications

MCFI core programs are nationally accredited by CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.) MCFI Pediatric Skilled Nursing has earned gold certification from the Joint Commission (JCAHO).

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Joint Commission Gold Seal
 

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