Planned Gifts

planned gifts


A Legacy for Future Generations

planned gifts

“I have a tremendous pride of place. To me it is vital that our precious legacy, which we have inherited, be preserved for our children and grandchildren” says Shelley Gorson, past Chair of Landmarks Illinois and a member of the Board of Directors.

“This is why I have decided to help Landmarks Illinois carry out its mission—to preserve and protect our architectural and cultural heritage—decades from now, by including the organization as a beneficiary in my will.”

Approximately 80 percent of all planned gifts to nonprofit organizations are bequests, according to the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The National Committee on Planned Giving also notes that 65 percent of donors make their estate decisions before they reach retirement age.

Please help us protect the places that matter to you for future generations. If you have included Landmarks Illinois in your estate planning, please let us know. We would like to express our gratitude and acknowledge your gift. Also, please let us know the special places that you care about most. Click here, to get in touch with us.

(photo) Farnsworth House, Plano (credit: Mel Theobald)