“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.
"She wanted people to understand that resources can change the trajectory of lives and communities."
Learn more about the Evelyn Appell Lipkin Endowed Fund.
"Jessica was extraordinarily passionate about nonprofits."
Learn more about the Jessica Eve Patt Internship Fund.
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:
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With your generous commitment to the Legacy Circle, CFW is also committed to you. Benefits of joining the Legacy Circle include:
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 Katy Thomas at CFW at (312) 577-2836 or email@example.com to learn more.
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