Use a printable form to make a memorial gift

Print out our memorial donation form, and mail it to the address listed below.

Mail to:

Understanding Works NFP

Memorial Giving / Deb Bowen

2715 30th Street

Rock Island, IL 61201

Printable memorial form (PDF) >

Honoring a Loved One with Memorial Giving

hon·or means regard with great respect; great esteem.

Understanding Works invites you to make a donation in honor of a loved one. Giving to a special charity is one of the top ten ways to honor someone's life. This can be done on a special occasion like a birthday, anniversary, graduation, bar mitzvah or bat mitzvah. Any occasion at all.

When you make a memorial gift in honor of someone who has touched your life, your tax-deductible donation will add to the celebration of life of your loved one by helping support the preservation of stories that are teaching history and compassion to young readers. 

A personalized gift fund can be created in memory of someone who has passed away. It's a very meaningful way to celebrate the life of someone you've lost. 


Contact Sue Rector either by email or by telephone at 563-343-7985 to discuss honoring a loved one or a memorial.

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"I'm passing along the lessons from the Greatest Generation and others who have lived through hardship to future generations. Our subject's humility, sense of responsibility, and work ethic are inspiring. Having a student interview someone with a powerful story to tell is the greatest gift I can give them and those who will one day read their book." Deb Bowen