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.
Along with major renovations to the current facility, the Elgin expansion will include: 
• 18,000-Square Foot Building Addition
• Additional 24 beds, bringing the total to 85
• Each bed will be fully Vent Capable 24/7
• New Recreation Room
• 2 Additional Nurses Stations
• 2 New large, Private Living Room Areas for
parents/guardians to visit with their loved ones
• 2 Accessible Courtyards
• More than double the number of Parking Spots
to 131
• Dedicated Therapy Area
• More restrooms for staff & visitors
• New paved sidewalks around building
• Dedicated storage and receiving areas

Every aspect has been meticulously designed to promote comfort, engagement, and well-being for our residents, students and community clients. 
We anticipate the project's completion by late fall of 2025. 

Thank you for your support!

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.

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!

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

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 thank-you gift: This gift serves as a reminder of the impact you've made with your donation and/or fundraising.

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 under "About" and "Donor Wall Mock Up"

  2. Take home your keepsake donor tileGet 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 eventReceive special recognition during the Grand Opening reception.

Donate or Fundraise $10,000+:
Please look under the "About" section to view our complete room naming opportunities!

Donations can be made as a one-time gift, or as a five-year pledge