WOW: Walls of Wasmond Marklund's 2024 Expansion Campaign From now until June 30th, an anonymous donor will help us reach and double our goal by matching every Project WOW donation, up to $100,000!

Join Us in Transforming Lives: Marklund’s Wasmond Center Expansion in Elgin

Join us in transforming lives and building futures at Marklund’s Wasmond Center in Elgin. From May through June, we’re embarking on an exciting journey to raise $100,000 for the expansion and renovation project currently underway!  This project will help modernize our facility to better serve our residents, students and clients, while expanding to serve even more children and adults with developmental disabilities into the future.

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Project WOW MWC Sign
Donate or Fundraise Any Amount

Invitation to grand opening event – Fall 2025: Receive a personal invitation to attend the Grand Opening event – witnessing firsthand the impact of your contributions and to celebrate the completion of the expansion project.

Project WOW Resident Photo
Donate or Fundraise $250+

Invitation PLUS…

  1. Vote on a name for the new $100,000 living room: Your opportunity to have a say in the naming of this significant space. Voting will take place once the campaign ends.
  2. Receive a Marklund resident thankyou gift: This gift serves as a reminder of the impact you’ve made with your donation and/or fundraising.

Share your fundraising link and challenge card on social media to encourage family, friends and/or peers to donate!

Project WOW Resident Photo
Donate or Fundraise $5,000+

All of the above AND…

  1. Leave your legacy: The opportunity to leave a lasting legacy with your name or the name(s) of loved ones prominently displayed on our tile donor wall, forever commemorating your generosity and commitment.
    See wall design button below!
  2. Take home your keepsake donor tile: Get your name on the donor wall and take home a commemorative tile as a memento of your contribution to the expansion project.
  3. Recognition at opening event: Receive special recognition during the Grand Opening reception.
Click here for $10,000 Room Naming Opportunities
View the Marklund Wasmond Center Donor Wall Mock-Up
See our expansion/renovation blueprint

About Walls of Wasmond

Marklund’s expansion project aims to not only enhance the physical space but also enrich the lives of those we serve. With your generous support, we will create a facility that is truly tailored to the unique needs of individuals with disabilities, providing them with an environment where they can flourish and reach their fullest potential.

The expansion will see an addition of 20,000 square feet of space, allowing us to accommodate an extra 24 beds. This increase will raise our residential capacity from 61 to 85 individuals, opening our doors wider to those in need of specialized care and support.

Furthermore, the newly expanded facility will introduce a dedicated recreation room, living/dining areas, multiple nurses’ stations, staff offices, a spa room, and an additional classroom to grow our Community Day Service program. It will also allow us to bring in newer medical technology and 24/7 vent care to better serve those under Marklund’s care.

Every aspect has been meticulously designed to promote comfort, engagement, and well-being for our residents and community clients.

We anticipate the project’s completion by late fall of 2025.

Questions? Please contact Individual Giving Manager, Natalie Sarby at or (630) 593-5461