HOBY Illinois is a registered 501(C)(3) Not-for-Profit Charitable Organization. We are 100% volunteer run and welcome all donations to support the cost of conducting our leadership seminars.

In addition to our Paypal links, monetary donations can also be made by mail, sent to HOBY Illinois, P.O. Box 70, Zion, IL 60099. With either donation type, please be sure to indicate whether you are making a general or site specific donation (either Illinois-North or Illinois Central/South).

Your generous donation will help HOBY Illinois continue its mission to seek out and motivate young Illinois student leaders. Your ongoing help is needed and appreciated. All contributions will receive a charitable donation receipt for income tax purposes.

Make a General Donation

Not sure what type of donation to contribute? The list below shows the impact of different levels of sponsorship – choose the one best suited for you!

  • $15 – a t-shirt for one ambassador
  • $35 – an entire day of meals for one ambassador
  • $100 – an entire seminar of meals for one ambassador
  • $225 – a partial sponsorship for an ambassador from an underfunded school
  • $395 – a full sponsorship for an ambassador from an underfunded school


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When selecting a charity, search for “Hugh Obrian Youth Foundation” and make sure you selected the one located in Zion, IL (many of our sites around the country are supported through AmazonSmile as well).