Bequest

The Most Commonly Chosen Legacy Gift

Janice smiles as she watches her 10-year-old grandson correctly spell the winning word in his spelling bee. She knows that part of Jeremy’s success is due to the therapists at JCFS’s Integrated Pediatrics program who identified his speech delay issues and helped him develop so that he could enter kindergarten on time.

Janice has a modest retirement income so she can’t make more than a small donation to JCFS each year, but she has left a bequest in her will so that her support for JCFS will be there beyond her lifetime.

A bequest is a simple statement in your will or trust, such as: “I leave (dollar amount or percentage of my estate) to Jewish Child & Family Services Endowment Foundation.”

  • There is no minimum amount for a bequest. It could be $50, $1000, $100,000 or more. Every dollar helps us continue our mission.
  • The amount you choose can be a percentage of your estate. Even 1% of a small estate would be a welcome gift to JCFS.
  • You can leave property as a bequest – stock, a car, even a home.

We welcome the opportunity to speak with you and your attorney or financial advisor about this and other ways you can continue to support JCFS beyond your lifetime. For more information or to schedule a conversation, please contact Michelle Maer, Director of Individual Giving, or call 773.467.3913

The Jewish Child & Family Services Endowment Foundation was created in partnership with the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago’s Agency Endowment Program, which was established to ensure that JCFS and our sister agencies have the necessary resources to meet growing and evolving Jewish community needs. All commitments to the Agency Endowment Foundation are recognized as gifts to the Jewish Federation’s Centennial Campaign.