Planned Giving

The Lincoln Legacy Society

The Lincoln Legacy Society was created to honor and recognize individuals who have agreed to support the Foundation’s vision to be the statewide leader in advancing justice in Illinois by providing for the Foundation in his or her estate plan. Abraham Lincoln, the state’s most famous lawyer, left an indelible mark on the Illinois legal system. So too will Lincoln Legacy Society members leave their mark on the legal system through their legacy gifts to the Illinois Bar Foundation.

Planned gifts that qualify a donor for membership in the Society include: a testamentary bequest, a charitable trust, a gift of life insurance, a retirement plan beneficiary, or other deferred gifts.

By joining the Lincoln Legacy Society, you allow the Foundation to extend its warm appreciation to you, not your executor or trustee, for your generosity and thoughtfulness. Additionally, you will serve as an inspiration to others to make an estate gift and join the Lincoln Legacy Society.

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For more information on how you can support the Illinois Bar Foundation through Planned Giving, please contact us.

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Lincoln Legacy Society Members

David and Margaret Berek, Glenview
Perry and Michelle Browder, Alton
Vincent F. and Zina Cornelius, Naperville
Sandra Crawford, Chicago
John W. Damisch, Chicago
Leonard S. DeFranco, Oakbrook Terrace
Bob Downs, Oak Park
Carl R. Draper, Springfield
Gregg A. Garofalo, Chicago
Susan M. Goldberg, Rockford
Hon. Russell W. Hartigan, Ret., Chicago
Mark D. Hassakis, Mount Vernon
Michael Henderson, Peoria
Mark L. Karno, Chicago
Thomas & Eileen Killarney, Chicago
John B. Kincaid, Wheaton
Timothy and Debra Leighton, Bloomington
James M. and Barbara Lestikow, Springfield
John G. Locallo, Chicago
Rev. Dr. Mary L. Milano, Chicago
John L. Nisivaco and Dr. Colleen Fitzgerald, Chicago
Bill & Lisa Peithmann, Mahomet
Mary F. Petruchius, DeKalb
Kristen E. Prinz, Chicago
James Reichardt, Villa Park
Shari R. Rhode, Murphysboro
Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum, Ret., Springfield
Russell K. Scott, Belleville
David B. and Janet Sosin, Orland Park
Letitia Spunar-Sheats, Chicago
John E. and Terry Thies, Urbana
Donald R. Tracy, Springfield
Hon. Debra B. Walker, Chicago
Nelson Wood, Mt. Vernon

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We are proud to have served approximately 52,000 individuals throughout Illinois this year through our access to justice and lawyers care programs and hope to serve many more with your continued support. Donate today to help your neighbors throughout Illinois receive assistance for basic needs such as housing, safety, education and accessibility to legal resources this holiday season.

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