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You’re invited to get involved at Gorton!

Gather. Play. Perform. Discuss. Listen. Learn. Give. Create. Connect.

You may be surprised to learn Gorton is not publicly funded, not supported in any way by property tax dollars nor are we a department of the city of Lake Forest. We are, however, one of only a few privately-funded community centers in the United States. And, we’re right here in the heart of Lake Forest!

  • Donate

    Gorton Community Center is an independent, nonprofit "community house" established in Lake Forest, Illinois, in 1972.

    "We are pleased to provide support for Gorton. Its successful operations have achieved their mission 'To Be the Heart of the Community'."

    Mr & Mrs L. Robert Pasquesi
  • Volunteer

    We hope you will take this opportunity to fill out the Volunteer Application and help us continue our programs and services.

    "I love volunteering at Gorton - it keeps me tapped into what's happening in the community. It's a hub of activity!"

    Sue Wenderski

Give to Gorton’s Annual Fund

Your Annual Fund Gift supports Gorton’s Day-to-day Activities and Programs.

Sign Up to Volunteer

Play a part at Gorton.
Amazing things happen here.

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