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Create a Legacy for Our Community

The Ark Legacy Society

The Ark Legacy Society honors those who have created a lasting legacy through their estate plans. Legacy Society members have completed a Declaration of Intent to provide for The Ark in various ways that will provide permanent support for The Ark and sustain our vital mission and programs for decades to come.

We are grateful for their vision, generosity, and dedication to our community.

What is a Legacy Gift?

There are many ways to create a legacy gift, each of which has different benefits, and all of which will have a profound impact for the future of The Ark, and our community. Some of the most common are:

  • A bequest in a will, trust, or estate plan
  • Designating The Ark as a beneficiary on a retirement account, pension fund, or life insurance policy
  • Making a cash gift to The Ark’s endowment
  • Establishing income-generating gift through a charitable gift annuity or charitable remainder trust

To get started, reach out to your attorney or financial advisor and discuss what option is right for you.

If you need a recommendation for a professional to speak with, please let us know, and we’ll do our best to help!

When you are ready, contact Adam Parker, Director of Development, at aparker@arkchicago.org 773-973-0090 to share your plans and complete a Declaration of Intent form.

If you have already provided for The Ark in your estate plans, please let us know! We would love to recognize you as a member of the Legacy Society, by name or anonymously, if you would prefer.

Declaration of Intent Form

To formalize your legacy gift to The Ark, please complete the online Declaration of Intent form below, or download the PDF and email a completed form to Adam Parker at aparker@arkchicago.org.

Download the PDF