About Us

Common Ground
815 Rosemary Terrace
P.O. Box 1435
Deerfield, IL 60015

Tel: 847-940-7870
Fax: 847-940-7872
Web Site: http://www.cg.org 

Common Ground is a center for inquiry, study, and dialogue. Our primary concern is the human quest for understanding and the human pursuit of significance. While our endeavor began with the study of world religions and the commitment to inter-faith dialogue, our range of program offerings has been greatly expanded over the past several years.

Today, our primary focus is on the world's great cultural, philosophical, religious, and spiritual traditions and their implications for every dimension of human experience. Our course offerings include a tremendous variety of topics, including, but not limited to: history, cultural evolution, science, psychology, politics, business, literature, art, relationship, health, and personal growth. Our programs are shaped to meet the needs of all who are excited by ideas and serious about the quest.

Common Ground is for those who are already deeply grounded in their own traditions and for those who are still searching. It is a place for all who are fascinated by the convergence of the ancient with the modern, of East with West, and of spirituality with planetary reality. Common Ground brings together a knowledge of the past and a vision of the future for a better understanding of the present.

Common Ground is a fully registered not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation.

CG Needs Your Ongoing Help

Dear Friend of Common Ground,


Once again, we’re counting on your understanding and your long-term commitment to Common Ground as a precious community resource and asking for your continuing support.

We know you appreciate a straightforward message, so here it is. CG needs to raise at least $150,000 in donations each fiscal year. Our tuition fees cover less than one-fourth of the cost of keeping our programs first-rate and our doors wide open.

It’s a real challenge, but with your help, we can do it again.

Remember that you can make your contribution even more special by making it a gift in Honor of one or more persons, or a Memorial contribution. CG also offers the opportunity to give a targeted Sponsorship gift.

Some of the categories of sponsorship (funding a program) are as follows:

• 6-week Workshop $1,200

• 5-week Workshop $1,000

• 4-week Workshop $800

• 3-week Workshop $600

• Single Lecture $300

• Named Lectureship $1,000/yr

• Named Bulletin Sponsor$ 5,000/yr

• CG Chair Lectureship $10,000/yr

(can be shared by several donors)

We know that those who cherish the CG experience want to keep it flourishing. We can and we will…with your help. We ask

that you consider enhancing your support by selecting the appropriate level for your annual giving to Common Ground.

The Donors Honor Roll will be posted in the CG Center and on our web site.
Donor levels are as follows:

• Platinum — $5,000 and up

• Gold — $2,500 – $4,999

• Silver — $1,000 – $2,499

• Bronze — $250 – $999

Please join us in providing for the future of Common Ground, where the world truly comes together.