Payton's Annual Appeal, the main fundraiser for Walter Payton College Prep, supports financial needs and programs that are critical to our school's students.

Donations to FOP are tax deductible (tax ID #36-4409659) and any amount given is greatly appreciated.

Please click on the amount below to make a tax-deductible donation via Paypal. Alternatively, if you pay by check, you can stretch your dollars by eliminating Paypal's processing fee. (Checks should be made payable to "Friends of Payton" and mailed to Friends of Payton, 1034 N. Wells, Chicago, IL  60610.)

Thank you for supporting our Annual Appeal!

Click on links below to donate via PayPal

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If you're considering a tax-deductible donation of $10,000 or more, please contact Chris McGowan at about FOP's 2016-2017 Donor Recognition Program.

Other Ways to Donate

Employer Matching Funds: Please ask your employer if matching funds are available and send your employer’s matching contribution form to  You will likely need to provide FOP's Tax ID (#36-4409659).  CLICK HERE to see if your employer matches donations.

Donating stock: Appreciated stock purchased over a year ago may be donated and a tax deduction taken for the full market value of the gifted stock as of the date of the gift (up to 30% of adjusted gross income) and because the stock is donated rather than sold, there is no capital gains tax. (Please consult your tax advisor).  If you would like to donate stocks / securities from a brokerage account, please initiate a direct wire transfer with your broker to FOP.  Our account info is Ameritrade DTC: 0188, Account Name: Friends of Payton Association, Account Number: 869754682, Ameritrade phone: 800-669-3900. Please have your broker indicate your name and acknowledgement information. Please notify FOP at immediately after the transfer by emailing your name, address, telephone number, stock name with the CUSIP code and number of shares transferred, otherwise we will not know who the donation is from.

Donating from a Charitable Gift Fund: You may donate to FOP from your Charitable Gift Fund. For example, if you have a Fidelity account go to, log into your Giving Account and enter FOP (Tax ID #36-4409659). Fidelity phone 800-952-4438. For other Charitable Giving Funds, contact the fund and ask to designate FOP as donation recipient.

Thank you for your support! 

Friends of Payton Fundraising Team

Friends of Payton (FOP) is a parent-run 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (tax ID #36-4409659) that raises funds and provides volunteer assistance to support Walter Payton College Prep. Our mission is to enrich educational and extracurricular activities with outside resources to supplement the limited funding allotted to Payton through the public school system.