More Ways to Give

Planned Giving: Create a legacy for future generations to enjoy

Join the Armour Heritage League with a gift to Angel Harvey Family Health Center 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 Angel Harvey Family Health Center of the Infant Welfare Society of Chicago through their estate plans.  Estate gifts are generally designated for an investment fund to benefit the Angel Harvey Family Health Center in perpetuity.

The continued growth of the investment fund is a key element in the fulfillment of our 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 the 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 Angel Family Health 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 the Angel Harvey Family Health Center.  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.

Many donors find giving appreciated assets to be a particularly attractive way to make a donation because they are supporting the Angel Harvey Family Health Center 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 IWS’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 the Angel Harvey Family Health Center of the Infant Welfare Society.

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 online 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 acknowledgment card
  • An indication of whether the gift is in honor or in memory of a person.

Event Sponsorship

Sponsoring an Angel Harvey Family Health Center event is a great way to feature your company or organization to our patients, partners, staff and supporters.

Opportunities include:

Angel Harvey Family Health Center Donor Appreciation Luncheon & Annual Meeting

Held each spring, the Annual Meeting offers a variety of sponsorship benefits and marketing opportunities. Please contact for more details.

Family Fest

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

Associate Board Events

From A Fall Soiree (AFS) to Wine and Game nights, the Associate Board hosts many fun and engaging events throughout the year to boost recruitment while supporting our work. Many sponsorship opportunities are available to help your organization connect with young professionals in the Chicagoland area.

Donor-Advised Fund

Grants from Donor-Advised Funds can be recommended to provide general operating support or to support a specific program. Please reach out to your donor-advised fund advisor to recommend a gift to IWS.

Commemorative Bricks: Donate a Brick & Pave the Way to Good Health

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

The Angel Harvey Family Health Center 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 at our entrance in West Logan Square.  Your gift will help continue our 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.


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

Angel Family Health Brick Program
3600 W. Fullerton, Chicago, IL 60647

Campaign for a Healthy Tomorrow

A gift to this campaign is a permanent investment in the future of our community and in the lives of the children and families we serve. Please join us. Your legacy can be their future.

For more information about the Campaign, including pledge forms, recognition, and other frequently asked questions, please contact Michelle Di Benedetto at or 773.782.5040.


IWS appreciates gifts of stock! Please contact Michelle at or 773.782.5040 for the account number and information.

Wish List

You can help a family live healthy and strong by making a contribution from items on our wish list below. Each item, service, and monetary investment helps us to provide high-quality healthcare to our families and to the community. For more questions or if you would like more information, please email Michelle Di Benedetto at or call 773.782.5040.


Diapers and wipes for patients

Playdoh for CHAT social skills group

Tripod and camera




ESL teacher


Transcutaneous bilirubinometer 

Pulse oximeter

Manual mobile BP machine

Front-load washer/220v electric dryer set 

Reach Out and Read

The Angel Harvey Family Health Center is a participant in the American Academy of Pediatric’s Reach Out and Read (ROR) program. Our providers help families to bond while promoting early literacy and language skills by giving children a brand new book at their well-child visit between the ages of 6 months and 5 years. At the end of 5 years, children who come to us for each visit will have received 10 new English, Spanish or Bilingual books!!

Thank you for supporting our program and our mission to provide a continuum of integrated, quality, and preventive health care services to children and their families, enabling them to lead healthy and productive lives.

Make a donation to the Reach Out and Read program below

For more information about gift options, please contact:

Michelle Di Benedetto
Vice President of Institutional Advancement
Angel Harvey Family Health Center of the Infant Welfare Society of Chicago
3600 W. Fullerton

Chicago, IL 60647