Donations to FOP support teachers, academic programs and technology essential to all Payton students.

The Payton Annual Appeal campaign has been extended. Please help us in closing our current funding gap of $325,000!  Sincere thanks to those who have already responded and donated! 

The money raised by our community through the Annual Appeal funds essential services and programs not covered by the school's current budget from CPS: 

  • 5 teaching positions that sustain smaller class sizes and our AP and honors course offerings
  • Student textbooks, technology and equipment
  • SAT test prep and Global Connections travel funding for students eligible for Reduced or Free Lunch
  • Teacher professional development
  • Wednesday seminars, the Wellness Fair and other student events
  • Support for athletics and academic teams (buses, event fees, referees) 

Contributing to the Payton Annual Appeal not only makes these important programs possible, it also shows our faculty that we appreciate and support all they do for our children. 

Please make a donation in one of these ways:

Donate via Paypal by clicking on one of the links below. 

Pay by check. This form of payment stretches your donation by eliminating the ~5% processing fee charged by PayPal for credit card payments. Checks should be made payable to "Friends of Payton" and mailed to Friends of Payton, 1034 N. Wells, Chicago, IL  60610.)

Pay in monthly installments Families also have the option to break up payments into installments by sending monthly donations to FOP through Chase QuickPay using this recipient address: (You do not need to have a Chase bank account to use Chase QuickPay.)

Donations to FOP are tax deductible (tax ID #36-4409659) and any amount given is greatly appreciated. Thank you for supporting Payton through our Annual Appeal!

Click on links below to donate via PayPal

Other Amount

If you're considering a tax-deductible donation of $10,000 or more, please contact Chris Killackey at about FOP's 2018-2019 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 available upon request). Please have your broker indicate your name and acknowledgment 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 so we know who to thank for the donation.

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.