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Planned Giving and Bequests

What makes a community strong?

You do, by caring about your neighbors and the community in which you live.

Chicago is a city of opportunity, but some kids and families are being left behind. Yet there’s reason to hope, as there is power for real change. Dedicated people are working in their own neighborhoods to develop smart, creative solutions. They just need the support of people like you to bring these solutions to life.

A charitable bequest to the Robert R. McCormick Foundation will help build a brighter future for all of us.

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 provide future opportunities for people to thrive and succeed by including the McCormick Foundation in your estate plans.

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.

Specific Gifts

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."

 

Remainder Gifts

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."