This Crime Stoppers program is funded by private donations and fund raising. NO TAX DOLLARS are involved. The reward money paid out by the program is from the fund raising and donations from concerned citizens and businesses.
We ask YOU to help us make our county a safer place to live and work. Please consider making a donation to our program right now.
Remember the Lake County Crime Stoppers is a 501 C 3 Not For Profit organization your donation is tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
"For A Monetary Donation Use The PayPal Donate Button"
To Donate By Shopping Use The GoodSearch Button
What if Lake County Crime Stoppers earned a donation every time you searched the Internet? Or how about if a percentage of every purchase you made online went to support our cause? Well, now it can!
GoodSearch.com is a new Yahoo-powered search engine that donates half its advertising revenue, about a penny per search, to the charities its users designate. Use it just as you would any search engine, get quality search results from Yahoo, and watch the donations add up!
GoodShop.com is a new online shopping mall which donates up to 30 percent of each purchase to your favorite cause! Hundreds of great stores including Target, Gap, Best Buy, Macy's and Barnes & Noble have teamed up with GoodShop and every time you place an order, you'll be supporting your favorite cause. And if you download the GoodSearch – Lake County Crime Stopper toolbar, our cause will earn money every time you shop and search online - even if you forget to go to GoodShop or GoodSearch first! Add the Lake County Crime Stopper toolbar at
Hosting successful fundraisers is the key in funding our advertising, promotional items, board training and our 24/7 call center. We continue to strive to:
Keep the public aware of our program
Keep the media support on HIGH
Implement new programs in conjunction with the Police Department
Become a SPONSOR! You can show your support for our local Crime Stoppers Program.
Here's what we offer you:
Bronze: For $10 per month($120 per year) your company name will be placed on our website (sorted Alphabetically). This is an excellent, inexpensive way to show your community support!
Silver: For $15 per month($180 per year) you will receive...
your Business Name and Phone Number listed on our Sponsors Page (sorted Alphabetically). This lets your neighbors know you support the Crime Stoppers Mission to make our community safer.
Gold: For $25 per month($300 per year) you will receive... your Business will be listed (sorted Alphabetically) at the top of our Gold Sponsors Page and you can have your Business Name, Description, Location, Phone Number, and Website Address placed there.
Platinum: For $40 per month($480 per year) you will receive... your Business will be listed at the top of our Platinum Sponsors Page and you can have your Business Name, Description, Location, Phone Number, and Website Address/Link listed on our Sponsors Page (sorted Alphabetically). This lets your neighbors know you support the Crime Stoppers Mission to make our community safer.
Help Support the Crime Stoppers Program
Please become a Sponsor
Let Crime Stoppers know what type of Sponsor you want to become, and they'll get back to you with all the details on how to proceed.
Call 847-662-2222 or send your check to Lake County Crime Stoppers,
P.O. Box 459, Mundelein, Illinois 60060
Please Remember Us in Your Estate Plan
The Lake County Crime Stoppers recognizes friends of our community who have made commitments to ensure that their charitable impact will continue after their passing. Planned gifts through a will, living trust, charitable remainder trust, charitable gift annuity, insurance policy or qualified retirement plan can guarantee that the causes and Lake County Crime Stoppers will remain supported.
When making or updating your will, please consider a gift to the Lake County Crime Stoppers. Consult your estate planning attorney who can assist you in adding one of the following paragraphs to your will:
“I hereby give and bequeath $__________ to the Lake County Crime Stoppers to be used for each general purposes or for a reward purposes.”
“I hereby give, devise and bequeath (the residual) (_____% of the residual) of my estate to the Lake County Crime Stoppers for general purposes or for reward purposes.”
If you are leaving the proceeds of an insurance policy or IRA assets to the Lake County Crime Stoppers, be sure to indicate this on the insurance or IRA beneficiary forms and not in your will because the insurance proceeds or Ira assets will be disposed of by the terms of the insurance policy or Ira document and not your will.
The Benefits of Charitable Giving with Stock
If you are like most individuals, the value of your stock and other investments has grown over the years. Perhaps you are entering your retirement years and wonder how you can turned some of your highly appreciated assets into extra income.
You may also be concerned about the mounting capital gains taxes due. If you sell your stock in today’s market, you will forfeit a portion of the proceeds to taxes and that means less cash for you.
In short, you need a way to sell your stock and all void capital gains.
If you identify with any of these situations, the solution is a charitable stock plan. A variety of durable plans can help you achieve your goals for tax saving and even provide income.
Outright Gifts of Stock
Two charitable stock plans may help you avoid income or estate taxes:
Current Stock Gift By transferring your stock to a charity like the Lake County Crime Stoppers you can enjoy the benefits of tax savings on this year’s return. In addition to your charitable deduction, you will avoid paying capital gains tax that would otherwise be due on the sale of your appreciated investment.
Stock Bequest If you are still enjoying the benefits of holding your appreciated stock but looking for a way to avoid estate tax in the future, a stock bequest to the Lake County Crime Stoppers is a great choice. In your will or trust you may wish to include instructions for transferring your stock to us. Your estate will benefit from a charitable deduction that will lessen the impact of taxes on your estate and your heirs.
Gifts of Stock For Life Income These charitable stock plans may provide you tax savings and income for retirement:
Gift Annuity for Stock
You may transfer your stock to the Lake County Crime Stoppers to fund a charitable gift annuity that will partially bypass capital gains tax and pay you fixed income for life. Though rates can be quite high depending on your age and a part of your income stream may even be tax free! You will receive an income tax deduction for your gift in the year you set up the annuity. At the end of your life, you will have the satisfaction of knowing that the remaining value will help are mission and support the causes that are most important to you.
Unitrust and Sale of Stock By giving your stock to fund a Unitrust you can avoid capital gains tax because the trust will sell your stock tax free and then invest the proceeds to provide you with income for life. You will receive a charitable income tax deduction in the year the trust is established and benefit from tax savings that could be spread out over a number of years. Our organization will benefit from the future remaining trust value.
Each of the above giving operations can be accomplished through the Lake County Crime Stoppers and utilized to support our overall mission and benefit the causes that matter most to you and your family.