Planned Giving

Leave a Legacy

Together, we help children with disabilities and their families reach new goals, reimagine the future, and achieve greater independence. Legacy donors ensure these outcomes continue by including Easterseals in their will, trust or charitable gift plan.

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Easterseals DuPage & Fox Valley has been supporting local children and families for more than 70 years. You can trust that we will be here to honor your commitment to our future, and that your impact will last beyond your lifetime.

If you have already included Easterseals DuPage & Fox Valley in your plans, and choose to let us know, we would be honored to recognize your place in our Legacy Society.

If you intend for your planned gift or bequest to support our local Easterseals, please confirm that Easterseals DuPage & Fox Valley has been named specifically (EIN #36-2476388).

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How to Start: It’s Easier Than You Think!

If you’re considering including Easterseals in your estate plan, we’re here to help you decide what type of planned gift works best for you. Please call on us to answer your questions, provide resources and offer advice. A planned gift of any size is valued and will demonstrate your meaningful and lasting commitment to Easterseals.

Types of Gifts

Ways to Give Now

Ways to Give for the Future

  • Leave a Gift to Easterseals in Your Will or Trust
  • Designate a percentage of your estate or establish a fixed amount to benefit Easterseals
  • Include Easterseals as a Beneficiary
  • Name Easterseals as a beneficiary of your retirement plan with fewer tax implications
  • Name Easterseals as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy and receive a tax deduction
  • Establish a Charitable Gift Annuity or Charitable Remainder Trust with Easterseals
    Both options provide you with a tax-deductible fixed income stream while also supporting the organization.

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To name Easterseals DuPage & Fox Valley in your Estate Plan, you will need this information:

Legal Name: Easter Seals DuPage and the Fox Valley Region, Inc.
Address: 830 S. Addison Ave, Villa Park, IL 60181

Telephone: 630.620.4433

Tax ID: 36-2476388

Click here to view samples of legal language to share with your attorney.

Kelly Moreland
Vice President of Development

We believe that every child deserves to thrive in an inclusive community. Thank you for sharing in our belief for the future, and for putting plans in place to make this vision a reality.

Leave Your Mark: Endowment Giving

By planning a gift to our Endowment Fund, you will ensure that Easterseals DuPage & Fox Valley has the financial security to respond to the evolving needs of children with disabilities. Your investment will grow over time and so will your impact.

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An endowment can be created in your name, a company’s name, or to honor or memorialize someone special.* Family, friends and organizations can contribute directly to the fund as well. It is a purposeful and meaningful investment in the programs and services that matter most to you.

Click here to learn more about Endowment Giving.
*minimum investment of $50,000 to establish a named fund.

Planning for the Future?

If you are the parent or guardian of an individual with a disability, you may want to establish a special needs trust for the future.

A Special Needs Trust is a way to manage and preserve public benefits received by individuals with disabilities. A trustee is designated to manage the trust for the beneficiary so that those assets are protected and are not factored in when determining a beneficiary’s eligibility for public benefits.

Easterseals DuPage & Fox Valley recommends Arboretum Wealth & Trust Management and Protected Tomorrows as trusted partners who provide services and resources for future planning.

Disclaimer: The information on this planned giving site is intended to assist you in your charitable planning. It is not legal advice and should not be relied upon as such. Please consult with your attorney or other advisor for professional advice and to discuss how this information can benefit you as your consider your financial and philanthropic goals.

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