The Chicago Council on Science and Technology  (C2ST)  serves as a community leader to educate, engage and advocate to increase the public understanding of science and technology’s impact on society. Our vision is to be a trusted resource and a national model for helping change attitudes and behaviors toward the importance of science and technology in our society.

How you can help or become a part of the conversation?

Become a Sponsor

You or your business will have the opportunity to sponsor a Program or Program Series of your choosing and contribute to the overall strategy and development of programs. C2ST will recognize you as a sponsor via the C2ST web site, programming and annual marketing materials and ensure your seat on the President’s Council (see individual levels below).

Sponsorship ranges from $2,500 – $25,000 + depending upon your level of commitment. For more information on how to become a C2ST Sponsor please contact Executive Director, Krisztina Eleki, PhD, at (312) 567-5830 or

Matching Gifts

Many companies offer matching gift programs to encourage employees to contribute to nonprofit organizations. Most of these programs match contributions dollar for dollar, and some will even double or triple the amount of your gift! To multiply the value of your contribution or gift, ask your human resource or community relations department for a matching gift form. C2ST’s Federal Tax Identification Number (TIN) is 20-8490697.

Become a Volunteer

Interested in volunteering? C2ST volunteers are members of a diverse scientific community who provide a welcoming face to the organization. They assist by attending our programs, interacting with other attendees, and writing blogs for the website. Please complete a Volunteer Application and a staff member will contact you shortly. For more information, contact Cody Eskew at 312-567-5835 or at

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The Chicago Council on Science and Technology is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and our supporters play a fundamental role in advancing our mission and goals.

Due to your financial support, C2ST has been able to offer programs, and provide timely lectures led by experts in fields from neuroscience and the brain to robotics, and on topics ranging from solar energy and water to superbugs.

Please consider a contribution to C2ST, or renewing your support today. Understanding STEM issues is critical in today’s world, and we hope to continue to instill an excitement and passion for learning throughout the region.

C2ST is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization (Tax ID #20-8490697) and your donation is tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.