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Friends of DANK Haus Benefits Program

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.

FREE

Monthly online newsletter

Guided tours of the DANK Haus

Museum access

Library membership

Monthly Stammtisch Open Haus

Parking (during off-business hours)

DISCOUNTS ON

German language and history classes

Kultureküche cooking classes

Free Theatre Y Programming

Joffrey Ballet Performances

DANK Haus Hall Rentals

Concerts and special events

Select Lyric Opera Performances

German travel packages

PLUS

Invitation to exclusive member-only events

Early-bird access to events

(when expected to sell out)

Access to monthly DANK Haus exclusive discount

When joining the Friends of DANK Haus Benefits Program, you are supporting a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization

We also encourage you to support and join the DANK National organization, which has its own membership benefits.

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WHY BECOME A MEMBER?

Friends​ ​of​ ​DANK​ ​Haus Support​ ​and​ ​sustain​ ​the​ ​building,​ ​programs​ ​and​ ​activities​ ​of  DANK​ ​HAUS​ ​German​ ​American​ ​Cultural​ ​Center.

Summary  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. 

Questions​ ​and​ ​Answers 

How much does Friends of DANK Haus cost?  The​ ​annual​ ​contribution​ ​is​ ​$50​ ​for​ ​an​ ​individual, ​or​ ​$75​ ​per​ ​year​ ​for​ ​a​ ​family​ ​of​ ​up​ ​to​ ​six​ ​people.​ ​A​ ​portion​ ​of the​ ​contribution​ ​is​ ​tax-deductible.   

What is DANK National? The​ ​German​ ​American​ ​National​ ​Congress,​ ​also​ ​known​ ​as​ ​DANK​ ​(Deutsch​ ​Amerikanischer​ ​National​ ​Kongress),  is​ ​the​ ​largest​ ​organization​ ​of​ ​Americans​ ​of​ ​Germanic​ ​descent.​ ​It​ ​has​ ​19​ ​chapters​ ​in​ ​7​ ​states,​ ​including​ ​8​ ​in​ ​the greater​ ​Chicagoland​ ​area.   

How does this differ from DANK membership? If​ ​you’re​ ​a​ ​member​ ​of​ ​DANK,​ ​you’re​ ​a​ ​member​ ​of​ ​both​ ​the​ ​National​ ​organization​ ​and​ ​your​ ​local​ ​chapter.  Membership​ ​in​ ​the​ ​DANK​ ​National​ ​supports​ ​the​ ​mission​ ​of​ ​the​ ​larger​ ​organization​ ​with​ ​which​ ​the​ ​DANK​ ​Haus is​ ​associated.​ ​DANK​ ​National​ ​membership​ ​helps​ ​to​ ​support​ ​German​ ​and​ ​German-American​ ​culture,​ ​heritage and​ ​language​ ​across​ ​the​ ​entire​ ​United​ ​States.​ ​The​ ​DANK​ ​Haus​ ​encourages​ ​everyone​ ​with​ ​an​ ​interest​ ​to become​ ​a​ ​member​ ​of​ ​the​ ​DANK​ ​National.​ ​However,​ ​only​ ​a​ ​very​ ​small​ ​portion​ ​of​ ​the​ ​membership​ ​fee​ ​flows​ ​through​ ​from​ ​the​ ​national​ ​organization​ ​to​ ​the​ ​local​ ​chapter​ ​–​ ​including your​ ​DANK​ ​Haus.    

Participation​ ​in​ ​the​ ​​Friends of DANK Haus program​ ​provides​ ​increased​ ​support​ ​for​ ​your​ ​local chapter,​ ​helping​ ​it​ ​to​ ​remain​ ​a​ ​landmark​ ​in​ ​Lincoln​ ​Square​ ​and​ ​Chicago​ ​by​ ​continuing​ ​to offer​ ​a​ ​wide​ ​array​ ​of​ ​activities​ ​and​ ​programming. 

DANK Haus
German American Cultural Center
 

4740 North Western Avenue 
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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Email: Dank@Dankhaus.com

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