It costs money to buy the plants to restore a riverbank, to operate a fish tank so students learn the importance of clean water in the life cycle, and to provide equipment for Saturday Fly Fishing Classes and our summer youth camp. Oak Brook TU can’t accomplish its goals without your help.

We must provide Chapter funding for these programs because there are no other outside sources of funding. National Trout Unlimited membership dues are not shared with our Chapter for funding our local conservation activities, youth programs and general operating expenses.

Please consider making a donation via PayPal, the safer, easier way to pay online without revealing your credit card number.

To Donate to the OBTU Conservation Fund

To donate to the OBTU Youth Education Fund

To donate to the OBTU-General Operating Fund Donation


We gratefully accept matching gifts. Our Employer Identification Number (EIN) is 38-1612715. Download the IRS 501(c)(3) Determination Letter for 501(c)(3) non-profit documentation.


If you’d prefer to make a donation via check, please make your check payable to the Oak Brook TU and mail to:

Oak Brook Chapter Trout Unlimited
P.O. Box 5046
Oak Brook, IL  60522-5046

Trout Unlimited is incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational, charitable organization, and all monetary or property donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Become a Valued Sponsor

Another way businesses can support the Trout Unlimited mission is through merchandise donations for our monthly meeting raffles, annual Rod Raffle and December Holiday Party. Students in the Chapter’s Youth Fly Fishing Classes learn with donated rods, reels, and fly tying equipment.

We appreciate the backing of our valued sponsors and encourage our members to support their local businesses!

For more information on how you can become a “valued” Business Partner, please contact Jim Schmiedeskamp.

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Oak Brook Chapter Conservation and Education Endowment Fund 

The objective of the Oak Brook TU Endowment Fund is to provide long-term funding of key conservation initiatives through the fund’s investment earnings. The Endowment Fund principal is not available for withdrawal. Members wishing to make a donation or for questions about the Oak Brook TU Endowment Fund should contact Fred Hodge. Donations are tax deductible.

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