Every Dollar Counts

The Legacy Guild is a nonprofit fellowship group that provides college scholarships and mentorship to local students who have lost a parent. We honor the legacy of those who have died by helping send their children to college. Since our founding in 2012, and with the support of hundreds of individuals and local businesses throughout Lyons Township High School District 204, we have made a tremendous impact.

In 2022, The Legacy Guild reached the incredible milestone of awarding more than $1,500,000 in scholarships! Roughly 95% of every dollar we spend goes directly towards scholarships in the community.

Each Legacy Guild Scholar who is a full-time student is awarded a $3,000 scholarship renewable for up to four years of undergraduate college – a commitment of up to $12,000 per student.

*Lifetime Scholars (as of November 2023)

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What We Do

Think Big. Act Bigger.


We provide fellowship opportunities for men to meet and socialize to discuss important issues such as how to be a better father, husband and friend. We also focus on being good stewards in the community.


We provide undergraduate college or trade school scholarships to students who reside within Lyons Township High School District 204 and have lost a parent. Eligible students must live in the District 204 area but may attend a high school elsewhere.


We connect Legacy Guild Scholars with a broad network of supporters to help prepare resumes, find internships and secure jobs during and after college.

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It doesn’t take much to make a difference. Do something today that will live on in memory of the parents who passed away.