We believe that your generosity should create lasting change. Planned gifts are designed to fit within your estate plans, fulfilling your philanthropic goals, reducing your income taxes, avoiding capital gains or estate taxes, and potentially retaining lifetime income if desired, all while helping to guarantee By The Hand’s future financial support.

Common forms of planned giving include bequests, gifts of real estate and life insurance, and charitable gift annuities. Let us help you establish your legacy. To learn more please contact marilyn.cassells@bythehand.org or 312-329-0705


Change Lives For Years To Come.

Getting Started

As you begin thinking about your legacy, we are here to help. Please contact us to start the process.

Making a Bequest

A bequest is a gift provision in your will or revocable living trust. All assets, including cash, securities, real estate, and tangible personal property, may be given to establish a lasting legacy at the end of your life.

Helpful bequest language:

“I, ___[name], of [city, state, ZIP], hereby give/bequeath ________ [written amount or percentage of estate] to By The Hand Club For Kids, a nonprofit organization located in Chicago, IL, Federal Tax Identification Number 20-3144284, for its general purposes.”

More Ways to Give

There are many ways to establish a legacy gift. Contact us to find the best option for you.