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As Lincoln Square's local cultural center since 1959, our vision focuses on meaningfully engaging generations of friends, neighbors and all those interested to explore and experience the vibrant, multifaceted German American culture of our past and present.


Thank you | Dankesch√∂n

Support German culture, heritage and language by the end of the year

Will you help us reach our end-of-year goal of $60,000?

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This year, we invite you to join the new Skyline Circle. Households whose 2022 giving totals $1,000 and above by December 31 join this new group of distinguished supporters. Skyline Circle members are recognized on a screen on the first floor, and are invited to a meet-and-greet with our board and leadership each year. We look forward to announcing our inaugural Skyline Circle in January. Whether you give all at once or in multiple donations over the year, we hope you will join us. Please contact or call 773-561-9181 for additional information.

Increase your impact by having your employer match your gift! Use this search tool to see if your company matches employee donations. You may need to enter our organization's tax ID, which is 36-2656050, and our legal name "German-American-National-Congress Inc North Side". Please reach out to us via email or phone for assistance. 

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Also select this option if you wish to make repeating monthly donations

Important Information About Your Charitable Gift

IRA Charitable Rollover

Are you 70.5 years or older, and required to take a required minimum distribution (RMD) from your IRA? You can use a donation to the DANK Haus to count toward this RMD. Here’s what  you need to know, and how to set it up:

  • This can only be done with Traditional IRAs.
  • The distribution must be made directly to the DANK Haus; that way, it is not added to your taxable Adjusted Gross Income.
  • Ask your IRA administrator to distribute a designated amount (up to a maximum of $100,000/year) as a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) to German-American-National-Congress Inc North Side” (the DANK Haus’s legal name).
  • Reach out to 773-561-9181 with any questions – we are happy to help!

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German American Cultural Center 

4740 North Western Ave. 
Chicago, IL 60625

DANK Haus German American Cultural Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

DANK Haus German American Cultural Center does not discriminate based on race, color, sexuality, national origin, sex, disability or age.

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Phone: +1 (773) 561-9181

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