Endowment Funds

The Northeast Illinois Council Endowment Funds support the council operations through invested funds provided through the support of our generous donors.  The principal is protected and permanently restricted; with only interest being used to support operations of the council. If you would like more information on contributing to any of these funds, please contact Nick Roberts at 847-433-1813.


General Endowment Fund
The General Endowment Fund provides support for all of the council’s programs, not for just one year or even one generation, but in perpetuity.
Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan Endowment Fund

The Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan Endowment Fund supports annual improvements and new programs at Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan Scout Reservation.

Kasperson Center Endowment Fund

The Kasperson Center Endowment Fund provides for the improvement and maintenance of the facilities and property of the Kasperson Center for Scouting at Morrison Park

NESA Scholarship Fund

The NESA (National Eagle Scout Association) Scholarship Fund awards scholarships annually to Eagle Scouts who have demonstrated leadership ability in Scouting and a strong record of participation in academics and other activities.

Chris Alonzi Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Chris Alonzi Memorial Scholarship Fund provides scholarships annually for staff members of Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan Scout Reservation attending post-secondary institutions. The Alonzi Fund was established in memory of Chris Alonzi, an MSR staff member from 2003 to 2010.

Craig A. Sethness Training Fund

The Craig A. Sethness Training Fund provide funding assistance annually for a Scoutmaster and Senior Patrol leader pair to attend coordinated training.

Collins International Scouting Fund

The Collins International Scouting Fund provides scholarships for Northeast Illinois Council Scouts to participate in international Scouting opportunities including the World Jamboree and World Moot.