What makes a community strong?
You do, by caring about those less fortunate. So many people require assistance to meet daily basic human needs for themselves and their families. Others seek help to improve their lives through educational, literacy and job training programs. We must continue to help those in need now and in the future.
A charitable bequest to your local McCormick Foundation Fund will help keep your community strong in the years ahead.
The McCormick Foundation and its Fund Partners are dedicated to strengthening society by improving the lives of children, youth and families. Each Fund supports local nonprofit agencies that address specific needs in their community. Explore our website to learn more about a specific McCormick Foundation Fund and the areas of interest supported.
If you require additional information or wish to notify us of a designation, please contact Jodie Lawton at 312.445.5016 or JLawton@McCormickFoundation.org.
Each generation has a responsibility to those who follow.
Create a lasting legacy and include a McCormick Foundation Fund in your estate planning.
To include one of the Funds of the Robert R. McCormick Foundation in your Last Will & Testament, below is suggested legal wording that will assist you.
For an outright gift of a specific dollar amount or specific assets (such as a house, mutual funds or stocks & securities) please use:
"I give, devise, and bequeath _________ [$/%] to FUND NAME, a Fund of the Robert R. McCormick Foundation (Tax ID Number 36-3689171), a charitable corporation presently having offices at 205 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 4300, Chicago, IL 60601."
For giving a percentage of whatever remains in your estate after all expenses are paid and other specific gifts are made, please use:
"After settling all debts, expenses and other specific gift provisions, I give, bequeath and devise __ percent of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate to FUND NAME, a Fund of the Robert R. McCormick Foundation (Tax ID Number 36-3689171), a charitable corporation presently having offices at 205. N. Michigan Ave., Suite 4300, Chicago, IL 60601."