Village Donation Opportunities



Rotary Park  Memorial Tree Program

The Village’s memorial tree program offers residents an opportunity to have a tree planted in their name, pay tribute, or memorialize someone special. Memorial trees will be planted during the Village’s annual tree planting program. These trees will be planted along the trail system of the park. A plaque is also installed next to the tree to commemorate a loved one. For more information, click this brochure (PDF) and donation form.

Rotary Park Memorial Bench Program

Residents have the opportunity to donate a bench in memory of a loved one or in honor of a person, organization, or cause. The benches will be installed along the Rotary Park trail system. The cost of the bench includes shipping and handling, assembly, pouring of concrete, and engraving of the memorial plaque. For more information, click this brochure (PDF) and donation form.


Monetary Donations to the Village 

Monetary donations are able to be accepted by the Village. Donations exceeding $10,000 must be approved by the Village Board of Trustees. We encourage you to contact your tax professional regarding questions about tax deductions.  

To read the Village’s donation ordinance, read the Village's Donation Policy (PDF)

Residents are able to donate to the Village through the Community Foundation for McHenry County. To learn more about the Community Foundation or to donate, visit their website at

Currently, the Village is accepting donations for the construction on an outdoor pavilion for Cary Lake at Rotary Park. To learn more about the pavilion or other possible projects to donate towards, check out the project sheets listed below. To discuss these projects or other ideas, please contact the Village Administrator, Erk Morimoto, at 847-639-0003.

PAVILION 2.23.23

Thanks to our generous donors, the Village has had the opportunity to complete several successful projects! These projects included the installation of the CARY art sign, the installation of the entryway signs, and the purchase of the Police Department's drone.

Donations - Trustees