Our Mission: To nourish Scottish identity through service, fellowship and celebration of Scottish culture

In 1845, a group of CHICAGO SCOTS established an organization to aid Scottish immigrants to adjust to life in the new world. they formed the Illinois saint Andrew society, the first charitable organization in Illinois, to serve the needy and preserve Scottish customs. 

Today, our society has grown into one of the largest Scottish cultural organizations in the world. we continue to pursue a simple, yet very powerful mission - to nourish Scottish identity through service, fellowship and celebration of Scottish culture. 

Being a member of our Scottish society means being a part of something bigger than ourselves. by joining or renewing your membership of our great society, you will become part of an important tradition and assure that our Scottish culture and values live on for generations to come. 


Member benefits

  • Complimentary invitation for you and unlimited guests to attend Chicago Scots Annual Summer Picnic now in its 103rd year on our North Riverside Campus.

  • Complimentary invitation for you and a guest to attend Chicago Scots Annual Meeting and Holiday Party with all the Scottish trimmings and fanfare.

  • Complimentary access for you and your guests to the Scottish American History Forum including monthly Film Series, Speaker Series and special cultural excursions.  Review our events calendar at www.chicagoscots.upcomingevents.org.

  • Invitations to signature events including the Feast of the Haggis, Burns Supper, and the Kilted Classic Golf Outing.

  • Exclusive invitations to special donor events and programs.

  • And more!

We encourage you to stay connected with our Scottish cause by becoming a member or donating a gift of any size.  Contact our Dawn Miller, VP of Philanthropy at dawnmiller@chicagoscots.org or complete the form below to get started.