Chicago Foundation for Women offers smart, socially conscious investors a unique opportunity: to directly impact the lives of women and girls right here, in our community.
"I have three girls. At some point, you realize that what you want for them isn't just a nice middle class life but a world in which your values are lived and shared."
"The older I get, the more I realize how lucky I've been. It's time to thank the fates, to give something back."
"I like the idea of investing in my community, and I love making it not just better but fairer."
"They know the issues. They know who's tackling them effectively. And they demand accountability."
Chad Tischer DiMeo Schneider & Associates
"They build skills and leadership. They support grantee success in ways that I can't."
Eva Janzen Powell
"They fund new ideas and projects that other funders might consider too small. They help the next big thing become just that."
Young Women's Giving Council
"They know their stuff. They have the data, or they get it."
Consultant, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
"They've been doing one thing - doing it superbly from the start and even better as time goes by, which is thirty years of excellence."
"They bring everyone to the table, so they can leverage everyone's strengths."
Make your giving as steady as your commitment and tell the world that women and girls matter.
Your planned gift - a bequest from your estate to Chicago Foundation for Women - will pass your values onto generations of women and girls. For information on making a planned gift or bequest, including making Chicago Foundation for Women a beneficiary of your charitable trust, individual retirement account, or life insurance policy, contact Emily Dreke at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312.577.2842.
Establish a Donor Advised Fund, and you can recommend the specific organizations or issue areas to receive support. For information on establishing a Donor Advised Fund, contact Emily Dreke at email@example.com or 312.577.2842.
Regular investments, in any amount, ensure financial stability and give organizations the ability to plan for the future. Tell us how often you would like to give, and how much, and we can set up your recurring gift. Contact Ilda Lagunas at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312.577.2810.
A major gift is a major statement, one that says to the world that women have both wealth and worth. In the U.S., philanthropic giving has shaped the landscape of our culture and our society. If you would like to discuss how your gift might move a mountain, contact Katy Thomas at email@example.com or 312.577.2836.
More than 7,500 women and men in metropolitan Chicago are already investing in the other half.
What about you?
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Chicago Foundation for Women is a leading convener of women in Chicago. Check out our upcoming events below. All of our events, including those hosted by our Giving Councils, are open to the public unless otherwise specified.
To read about meetings and events we've held, visit our entire Events Schedule. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.