Planned Giving

What legacy will you leave in the fight for racial and economic justice?

R. Sargent Shriver

Join the Sargent Shriver Legacy Corps, our community of supporters dedicated to funding a future that secures justice by improving the lives and opportunities of people living in poverty. Your planned gift will help us sustain and grow our work toward economic and racial justice in perpetuity.

Ways to Make a Planned Gift

Bequests and Beneficiary Designations. Donors are encouraged to make bequests to the Shriver Center under their wills, and to name the Shriver Center as the beneficiary under trusts, Donor Advised Fund accounts, life insurance policies, commercial annuities, and retirement plans. The Shriver Center recommends that donors consult with us during the donor’s lifetime to confirm the term of the planned bequest. Acceptance should depend on the type of assets and any restrictions affecting the assets or the use of their proceeds.

When you write or review your will, ask your attorney or advisor to include such words as these:

“I give $____ or ____% of my will or trust to the Shriver Center on Poverty Law (Tax ID #36-3151279) for its charitable purposes as designated by the Board of Directors.”

Charitable Remainder Trusts. The Shriver Center will accept designation as a remainder beneficiary of charitable remainder trusts.

Charitable Lead Trusts. The Shriver Center will accept designation as an income beneficiary of charitable lead trusts.

We are more than happy to discuss charitable giving options with you and your advisor. For more information, please contact Andrea Porter at 312.854.3382.


Unrestricted gifts may be made to the Shriver Center on Poverty Law, to be expended at the discretion of the Board of Directors for its charitable purposes.

Donor Confidentiality: All donor information is kept in a secure place accessible only to staff (and the board development committee) whose positions require them to have knowledge of the donor. Unless the donor specifies or requests anonymity, the donor’s cumulative annual giving history may be available in the Shriver Center’s Annual Report. It is the Shriver Center’s policy not to sell or share constituent contact information or lists without the donor’s permission.

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