Planned and Estate Giving

Through estate and planned giving, friends of Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center create a legacy of hope and healing. Planned gifts can offer a way to make a more significant impact and to create lasting change for families served at ChicagoCAC.

Outright Gifts of Property

Outright planned gifts can be gifts of homes, vacation homes, property, artwork, collections or business interests.

Bequest and Wills

By including a provision for a bequest to Chicago Children’s’ Advocacy Center in your will or testamentary trust, you will make a significant gift to Chicago’s children without reducing your current income.

Life Insurance

You may designate Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy you own, or you may transfer a paid policy that you no longer need to ChicagoCAC. Changing or adding a beneficiary is free, and it only requires you to fill out a simple form from your insurance company.

Lifetime Income Gifts

With a life income gift, you can receive tax benefits and provide an income stream for your family and a charitable gift to ChicagoCAC. Life income gifts include:

  • Charitable Gift Annuity, which provides you with a fixed income for life
  • Charitable Lead Trust, which makes payments to ChicagoCAC for a fixed number of years after your death, and the remainder is given to your family
  • Charitable Remainder Trust, which provides income for you for life and, if you wish, for your family for a fixed number of years, with the remainder supporting ChicagoCAC

To make an estate or planned gift, contact Melissa Siemasz: 312-492-3730 or