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Monthly Giving

For 75 years BAPA has worked tirelessly to serve our neighbors and community. If you Love Where You Live, please support BAPA’s mission with a monthly gift. Become a monthly donor and receive a free Love Where You Live shirt!

Residential Membership

It pays to be a BAPA member! Membership starts at just $50 for people under 35, with levels and benefits for every family and budget. You’ll receive our monthly newspaper, The Villager, and  take advantage of BAPA resources, programs and events. Plus, you’ll receive our weekly e-news and access to the BAPA Community Help Desk.

Longwood Society ($2,500) members receive 6 complimentary admissions to all BAPA events, plus recognition at BAPA’s annual reception for major donors.

Blackwelder Society ($1,000) members receive 4 complimentary admissions to all BAPA events, recognition at BAPA’s annual reception for major donors, plus one complimentary entry in the Ridge Run for an active member of the U.S. military.

Community Support Circle ($500) members receive 2 complimentary admissions to all BAPA events and recognition at BAPA’s annual reception for major donors. 

Village in the City Society ($250) members receive 2 complimentary admissions to the Beverly Hills/Morgan Park Home Tour.

BAPA Neighbor ($100) members receive recognition in The Villager, BAPA’s monthly newspaper with a circulation of 16,500, weekly e-News, and access to the BAPA Community Help Desk.

NEW! Junior Membership for neighbors age 35 and under ($50) 
Our Junior members receive the the Villager Weekly Report e-News to stay informed on local events and issues, plus access to the BAPA Community Help Desk. 

Business Membership

A BAPA business membership shows your support for the Beverly/Morgan Park area and allows you to take advantage of unique resources and benefits.  BAPA business membership donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. There are too many membership benefits to count! Here are just a few:

  • Promotion and spotlights on our platforms:
    –The Villager monthly newspaper (16,000 circulation)
    –Weekly e-newsletter (8,000+ circulation)
    BAPA Facebook page (~8,500 followers)
    BAPA Instagram page (~2,400 followers)
  • Marketing and sponsorship opportunities at all BAPA events (~10,000 annual reach)
  • Subscription to our two popular weekly e-newsletters, as well as updates on local events, programming, and public notices.
  • Collaboration opportunities with BAPA: our support on all business-lead events and promotions, social media campaign opportunities, participation in BAPA events, workshops and networking events
  • Consultations with BAPA staff, your direct line to City of Chicago departments.
  • Customized online directory listing for your business/organization with links to your website and social media from our website.
  • For tradespeople, the opportunity to earn the BAPA Verified badge. This distinction identifies you as a trusted, vetted home improvement company in Beverly/Morgan Park.
  • Discounted ad rates in The Villager.
  • BAPA business development workshops and networking events.
  • For members with new storefronts/offices or new businesses, at their request, a ribbon cutting ceremony with BAPA staff and BAPA business members.
  • Promotion to new residents when you include a coupon, promotional item or marketing material in a New Neighbor Welcome Bag distributed by BAPA.