Leaving a Charitable Legacy

We care about ensuring that your charitable work carries on into the future. Thoughtful estate planning can bring financial benefits today, while building a structure to honor your vision of a better tomorrow.

Our expert staff can help you plan with smart use of flexible resources like:

  • Wills
  • Life insurance
  • Charitable remainder trusts, ideal for donors wishing to create an income stream, particularly using appreciated securities or real estate
  • Charitable lead trusts, designed to maximize the tax benefits of philanthropy
  • Charitable gift annuities, providing payments to the donor while establishing a lasting legacy with a permanent named fund

The Lake County Community Foundation, as an affiliate of The Chicago Community Trust, builds upon the Trust’s nearly 100 year legacy. Generations of Chicago residents have placed their legacy in the Trust’s hands and the Foundation is honored to carry on the Trust’s legacy of safeguarding philanthropic resources for a lasting impact.

For assistance in creating your charitable legacy, please contact Maggie Morales, Manager of Community Engagement, at [email protected] or 847-377-0520 x 22.