Equities & Planned Giving 

Build a More Nurturing Society

Make a lasting impact in the lives of future generations of people with intellectual disabilities
through legacy giving to L’Arche Chicago.

While ensuring that you retain adequate resources for you and your loved ones throughout your lifetime, legacy giving empowers you to leave a more generous gift than you may have thought possible.

Legacy gifts take various forms:

1. Bequests Under a Will

By working with your attorney or financial planner, or by simply adapting the following language, you can make several different types of bequests:


A simple and straightforward way to donate a specific dollar amount or percentage:

“I give, devise, and bequeath to L’Arche Chicago $ ___ dollars (or ___ %) to be used for its general purposes.”

Contingent Bequest

Add a contingency to a general bequest for added direction:

“In the event that _____ predeceases me, I give, devise, and bequeath his/her bequest or share to L’Arche Chicago to be used for its general purposes.”

Residuary Bequest

Donate all or a portion of your estate after all debts, taxes, expenses have been paid:

“I give, devise, and bequeath to L’Arche Chicago ___ % percent of the residue of my estate to be used for its general purposes.”

2. Life Insurance

Life insurance gifts can include whole life, universal, and other forms of life insurance policies. You can contribute all or part of a policy to L’Arche Chicago when you are named as a beneficiary while retaining ownership of the policy and having access to the policy’s cash value. Simply set up a time to speak with your insurance provider to designate L’Arche Chicago as the beneficiary.


3. Retirement Plans

Retirement plans are another easy way for you to make a gift to L’Arche Chicago that also maximizes tax savings. Through the retirement plan provider, a donor can designate L’Arche Chicago as a full or partial beneficiary with the ability to name a specific amount or percentage.

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Gifts of Stocks & Equities

Make a lasting impact through tax-efficient donating

Take to this information sheet your financial advisor to make a donation via stock and equity wire transfer.

L’Arche Chicago is equipped to handle donations of equities. Through donation of stock(s) to L’Arche Chicago, you are able to avoid the taxation of the appreciation of the equities.

Your gift of stocks and equities to L'Arche Chicago will have a measurable impact on our community of adults with and without intellectual disabilities who live together and share friendship in a community strengthened by faith.


Questions about planned giving or the donation of stocks or equities?

Contact us at (708) 660-1600