Whether you are interested in taking a class in our language school, participate in one of our events throughout the year, support our community outreach, attend the museum, gallery and library, or simply want to show the pride in German heritage and culture, our Friends of DANK Haus Benefits program has lot of perks.
Friends Only e-newsletter
Guided tours of the DANK Haus
Museum & Gallery access
Private Social Media Groups
German language Classes
Paid Events & Programming
Banquet Hall Rental
At Participating Businesses
Invitation to exclusive Friends-only events
Advance notice & registration for events and classes
Exclusive discounts and deals throughout the year
Special Friends of DANK Haus portal on dankhaus.com
Special Friends of DANK Haus gear
4 drink vouchers per year (beginning in 2023)
Friends of DANK Haus Support and sustain the building, programs and activities of DANK HAUS German American Cultural Center.
The DANK Haus has started the Friends of DANK Haus program in order to provide a sustainable and predictable source of revenue, as well as help to identify, support, and reward the members of the organization. Many of the yearly DANK Haus fundraising events, like Maifest, are unpredictable, as they’re dependent on weather and other factors out of our control. The additional funds from the Friends of DANK Haus Benefits Program will help the organization maintain staff and address regular expenses that occur rain-or-shine. Additionally, we hope that the program will help to develop a closer relationship between the organization and its supporters that will help the DANK Haus grow and adapt over time.
The DANK Haus is dedicated, as an organization, to preserving German and German-American culture in Chicago as a vibrant thread in the city’s tapestry. Becoming a Friend of the DANK Haus demonstrates your commitment to that mission and to the future of the organization. It helps to fund activities, programs, and building maintenance and improvement.
With your help, as a Friend of the DANK Haus, these ongoing efforts can continue.