Create a legacy of hope and healing, join our Legacy for Children Circle

You can make a lasting difference in the lives of children impacted by sexual abuse and other trauma and provide for the future well-being of Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center in your retirement and beyond.

Current Members

Tom and Bonnie Sampson
Ryan Sullivan


Include a provision for a bequest to ChicagoCAC in your will or testamentary trust, and you will leave a legacy for our children without reducing your income. Bequests made to ChicagoCAC are invested in our reserve, known as the Children’s Future Fund. Your attorney can help you include a bequest to Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center in your estate plan.

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.

Charitable IRA Rollovers

Donors over age 70.5 can avoid tax penalties by rolling over up to $100,000 to ChicagoCAC. These gifts are eligible to be counted toward your minimum required distribution! Talk to your financial advisor or tax professional for guidance on your specific situation.

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

Outright Gifts of Property

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

To make an estate or planned gift contact Nakia Kyler at (312) 492-3728 or download and fill out this form.

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