Build a Legacy of Purpose: Legacy Giving at CFW

Create a Legacy of Equity

“A lot of my values around work, helping other women, and standing on my own two feet are inspired by her.”

Learn more about the Lueavery Partee Fund in CFW's 2016 Annual Report.

Leave a Legacy of Change

Sondra Berman Epstein

“As a mother that started her own public relations business, Sondra appreciated the services and support CFW provides to women and their families.”

Learn more about Sondra Berman Epstein's Legacy of Change.

Carry On Your Values


"Jessica was extraordinarily passionate about nonprofits."

Learn more about the Jessica Eve Patt Internship Fund.

The Sophia Society

Lucia Woods Lindley

In celebration of Lucia Woods Lindley's life, CFW has named the Foundation’s planned giving society in her honor, recognizing those who have chosen to leave a lasting charitable legacy with CFW by including the Foundation in their estate plan.  

Learn more about The Sophia Society.

Chicago Foundation for Women was founded on the principle that when women and girls have the opportunity to thrive, whole communities succeed. Achieving gender equity takes all of us, and it takes planning. Together, the difference we make today will make for a better tomorrow for thousands of women and girls.

There are many ways to leave your legacy at Chicago Foundation for Women:

Have you already included CFW in your plans? Tell us about your gift!

Benefits of making a legacy gift to Chicago Foundation for Women:

  • Tax advantages - a planned gift can reduce income taxes and avoid capital gains taxes
  • You decide where your money goes - ensure the future health of an organization that is close your heart
  • Create a lasting legacy

Our pledge to you 

With your generous commitment to the Legacy Circle, CFW is also committed to you. Benefits of joining the Legacy Circle include:

  • Invitations to exclusive annual Legacy Circle educational events that highlight CFW grantee and the issues CFW supports
  • Recognition of Legacy Circle membership in CFW's Annual Report
  • Special Recognition of your Legacy Circle membership at CFW's Annual Luncheon

You don’t have to be wealthy to leave a legacy. Help us continue to fight for our shared values of equality, diversity and empowerment by ensuring the sustainability of CFW. Generations to come will benefit from your gift. Your support of the women and girls of Chicago will long be remembered and serve as an inspiration to others.

With your continued partnership, CFW will carry on our steadfast commitment to women and girls in our community, today and well into the future. Please contact Jessi Moon at to learn more.

Please note: This information is not intended as tax or legal advice. We recommend that you consult with your legal and financial advisors to learn how a gift would work in your circumstances. Laws and regulations governing all gifts and availability of certain life income gifts vary by state.