Ways to give

Planned Giving
Tribute Gifts
Event Sponsorship
Commemorative Brick Program

Planned Giving: Create a legacy for future generations to enjoy.

Consider joining THE ARMOUR HERITAGE LEAGUE with a gift to IWS through estate planning options.
The Armour Heritage League has been established by the Board of Directors to recognize and honor those people who have provided for the Infant Welfare Society of Chicago through their estate plans.  Estate gifts are generally designated for an investment fund to benefit Infant Welfare in perpetuity.

Continued grown of the investment fund is a key element in the fulfillment of Infant Welfare’s mission.  The Armour Heritage League members truly recognize the future needs of the organization.

Generous donors may find that they can make a very significant contribution through the use of one of several techniques available for estate planning.

WILLS AND BEQUESTS . . . You can specify a dollar amount, specific assets, or specify a percentage of your estate and name the beneficiary of your living trust.  You may also want to name IWS a contingent beneficiary of a bequest intended for a surviving loved one, in the event the person does not survive you.

GIFT STOCK/MUTUAL FUNDS . . . Gifts of long-term appreciated stock and mutual fund shares are an easy way to make a lasting contribution to IWS.  Benefits may include:

Income Tax Savings. . . For securities you have owned for more than one year, you can take an income tax deduction for the full market value, up to 30 percent of your adjusted gross income.  The excess can be carried forward for up to 5 years.

Capital Gain Tax Savings. . . Avoid capital gain taxes you would have incurred if you had sold the stock or mutual fund shares.

OUTRIGHT GIFTS OF ASSETS AND RETAINED LIFE ESTATES . . . Gifts that may be given outright include long-term, appreciated stock, mutual fund shares and real estate.  Both cash and noncash gifts offer certain tax advantages while allowing IWS to use the gift immediately.  When real estate is given, the donor may retain a “life estate” and live on the property during his/her lifetime.

OUTRIGHT GIFTS OF ASSETS . . . Many donors find giving appreciated assets to be a particularly attractive way to make a donation because they are supporting IWS at a lower cost than when making a cash gift.

Please speak with your advisors about the benefits of these options.

THE LEGACY OF THE ARMOUR FAMILY

The Armour Heritage League is named for the Armour family of Chicago.  The family patriarch. Philip Danforth Armour, founded the Armour Meat-Packing Company in 1850 along with his two brothers, and was himself a very strong promoter of growth, culture, and philanthropy in the burgeoning Midwestern metropolis.

Mr. Armour’s descendants followed his example of community service and involvement in civic, cultural, and social welfare organizations.  Two of them, Philip D. Armour and Vernon Armour, played very significant roles in the history and development of the Infant Welfare Society of Chicago.

Philip D. Armour, the grandson of the founding brother of the meat-packing company, was named President of the Board of Directors of the Infant Welfare Society in 1929.  He succeeded Lucius Teeter, one of the founders of the Society, who had been President from 1911 until 1928.  Philip Armour served as president until 1948, the Society’s longest serving President.  His leadership spanned the Depression and World War II, both difficult periods in Infant Welfare’s history.

Vernon Armour, Phillip’s nephew joined the Board of Directors in 1958 and served as President from 1971-1976, the early years of the Halsted Street clinic.  Vernon continues as an Honorary Board member to the present.  A brother-in-law of Vernon, Gerald Hollins, served on the IWS Board from 1957 – 1963.

Vernon’s daughter, Cynthia, followed her father onto the Board of Directors in 1990 and was Board Treasurer from 1992-1994.

Taken together, the Armour family has had Board representation for 91 years.  It is truly an honor to have their name attached to the group that will provide for the long-term future of Infant Welfare.

Honor and Memorial Tribute Gifts

Tribute gifts are a meaningful way to honor someone, an important occasion or remember that special person.  Your honoree will learn of your thoughtfulness with a personalized card. Please use this form, or mail your tribute.

Please include the following information with your gift:

Your name and address
The name of the person you are honoring
The name and address of the person who should receive an acknowledgement card
Indication of whether the gift is in honor or in memory of a person.

Event Sponsorship

Sponsoring an IWS Event is a great way to feature your company or organization to IWS patients, partners, staff and supporters.

Opportunities include:

IWS Donor Appreciation Luncheon & Annual Meeting
Held each spring, the Annual Meeting offers a variety of sponsorship benefits and marketing opportunities.

Family Fest

Held each summer, the Family Fest features games, music, snacks, health information, community resources and much more for the patients and community members of IWS. The Family Fest offers a variety of sponsorship benefits and marketing opportunities.

Commemorative Bricks

DONATE A BRICK & PAVE THE WAY TO GOOD HEALTH

Over 200 bricks have been placed at the entrance of the Angel Harvey Infant Welfare Community Health Center to date.

The Infant Welfare Society invites you to celebrate the memory of a loved one, commemorate a special occasion, or remember a friend – donate a commemorative brick to be placed in the entrance of the IWS’s Angel Harvey Community Health Center in west Logan Square.  Your gift will help continue the Infant Welfare Society’s tradition of visionary care and mark a special person or event in your life in a place where you will be proud to have helped open new doors to health care for those in need.

Don’t miss this special and unique opportunity to leave an enduring symbol of community support.

HOW DO I ORDER A BRICK?

To order a brick, download the order form and
send with your payment to:

Infant Welfare Society Brick Program
3600 W. Fullerton, Chicago, IL 60647

For more information about ways to give, please contact:

Michelle Di Benedetto
Vice President of Institutional Advancement
Infant Welfare Society
3600 W. Fullerton, Chicago, IL 60647
773-782-5040
dibenedettom@infantwelfare.org