Silk Road Cultural Center continues to expand the American story by centering our communities’ voices. Your generosity supports us in creating, producing, and amplifying stories that help our nation heal.

Become a Bridge Builder

A Bridge Builder helps connect people, cultures, and communities. When you donate to Silk Road Cultural Center on a recurring monthly basis, you are investing in a vision of a more dynamic and polycultural future. As a member of the Bridge Builder program, you are part of a community that includes artists, art enthusiasts, activists, scholars, and engaged citizens who make our work possible.

Legacy Giving

Making a gift to Silk Road Cultural Center through your estate planning ensures that cultural interchange and social connectivity continue to flourish and grow. Your legacy gift will help Silk Road Cultural Center build a more dynamic and welcoming future. Donating appreciated stock is one of the most impactful and tax-advantaged ways to express your generosity. If you are interested in legacy giving, please contact Malik Gillani at 312-857-1234 ext 202, or at

Gifts of Stock

Silk Road Cultural Center is grateful to partner with the United Methodist Foundation of the Northern Illinois Conference to facilitate gifts of stock. Since 2017 the Foundation has expedited gifts of nearly one million dollars of appreciated stock at no additional cost to donors, churches, and non-profit organizations.

You can donate stock to the Foundation, which will transfer the proceeds to Silk Road Cultural Center. By donating appreciated securities, you bypass the capital gains tax and are able to itemize your gift as a deduction.

If you are interested in donating appreciated stock, please contact Malik Gillani at 312-857-1234 ext 202, or at .

Join Our Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors are integral to our success and help us realize our mission through their invaluable support and guidance.

Board Responsibilities

  • Participate in quarterly meetings
  • Support our initiatives and attend our events
  • Make a recommended $1,200 annual contribution

If you are interested in joining our Board of Directors, please contact Malik Gillani at 312-857-1234 ext 202, or at We look forward to hearing from you!


Silk Road Cultural Center's work is made possible by the generosity of our donors and supporters.

The following corporations, foundations, and organizations invest in our mission to cultivate polycultural stories and strengthen connections within and between cultures.


Silk Road Cultural Center partners with institutions and organizations both locally and nationally.

With their support, we bolster our mission and reach new audiences.
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