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Who Funds the Winnetka Caucus Council?

The Caucus' annual budget is approximately $12,000, which is only $3 per household. However, less than 200 of Winnetka's 4,000 households contribute each year.

Your Caucus Council is comprised of over 60 resident volunteers who work closely with the boards that comprise Winnetka's government: the Village Council, the Park Board, the School Board and the Library Board.  

These Caucus committees explore issues of concern to both the community and the boards, and then seek the community's input on the Annual Survey. The results of the community-wide survey help form the platforms and planks that are then vetted by the village residents at the Winter Town Meeting in November. Each board is responsible to address those planks and demonstrate how they've implemented them at the Spring Meeting.

This particular year, the committees also need to recruit, interview and slate candidates for positions on all four boards.

You may be asking yourself who pays for all of this important work to be done, and it's a good question.  The work of the Caucus, including postage, signage, and the annual survey, is funded purely by donations from the residents the Caucus serves. The Caucus' annual budget is approximately $12,000, which is only $3 per household. However, less than 200 of Winnetka's 4,000 households contribute each year.

Will you make a donation today?  Doing so is easy.  Simply log on to the Winnetka Caucus Council PayPal account, fill out a few fields, and hit the button!

Alternatively, you can mail your donation to: 

Winnetka Caucus
P.O. Box 311
Winnetka, IL 60093

Thank you for your generosity!

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