Planned Giving

We hope you will consider including the Human Development Foundation in your estate or financial plans. With your Planned Gift, you may enjoy financial or tax benefits while also helping ensure that the work of the Human Development Foundation will endure for generations to come.

There are many options available to those who wish to include the Human Development Foundation in their long-range planning. 

  • The simplest is a bequest in your will. Or, 
  • You can establish a trust that will enable you to contribute to the Human Development Foundation while providing you with income, helping you meet your current and long-term financial and philanthropic needs. 
  • You also can designate the Human Development Foundation as a beneficiary of your retirement plan, a life insurance policy or of a bank account or security.


To discuss your Planned Gift or for additional information, please contact us at (847) 490-0100 or Please let us know if you already have included the Human Development Foundation in your estate or financial plans. All requests for information will remain confidential.

The information on our website will help you get started, but it is summary in form and general in nature and does not apply to all individuals. You should consult your tax, legal or financial advisors concerning the specific details and consequences of making a Planned Gift to the Human Development Foundation and to help you determine which approach is best for you.


Getting Started

There are many planned gifts that won’t affect your existing financial resources, but will have a significant impact on HDF. Give to the institution you care so much about, while maintaining control and flexibility.

Make a Bequest

A bequest is a gift provision in your will or revocable living trust. All assets, including cash, securities, real estate, and tangible personal property, may be transferred to HDF at the end of your life.

Founder’s Legacy Society

The Founder's Legacy Society was created to express appreciation and recognition for those who care about HDF’s future and vision.

The Ideal Gift for You?

From maximizing tax benefits to preserving assets for your heirs, when determining the right gift option, it’s vital to first decide your most important personal and family goals.