What is planned giving?


Your planned gift combines your generosity with your financial planning to benefit both you and Garden Center Services. Planned gifts are usually gifts of your assets through such financial instruments as wills, trusts and annuities.  Your estate plan represents your beliefs, your compassion, and your legacy―we can assist you in designing a long-term gift to fit your desires to support Garden Center Services.

It is strongly recommended that you consult your financial planner, attorney or accountant for assistance in making a planned gift.


For assistance with planned giving to Garden Center Services, please call Sandra Coleman at 773-941-4151 ext 202, or by email




Garden Center Services has been fortunate to have the support of so many wonderful people since its opening in 1956.  Gifts at every level have allowed us to provide exceptional opportunities for the individuals we serve.  It is our hope that we can continue providing outstanding programs not only to our existing participants but also those individuals who may someday join the Garden Center Services family.


To those friends who wish to help assure the continuation and growth of Garden Center Services through the mention in your will, the following general form is suggested: I give, devise, bequest to Garden Center Services, an Illinois not-for-profit organization, the sum of $_______ (or_____% of my estate) (or specifically described property)..



If you are remembering Garden Center Services in your will, trust, life insurance policy, and/or other planned gift, thank you! Please let us know―we would be honored to welcome you into our Legacy Society, which is dedicated to those supporters who have remembered Garden Center Services in their estate plans. We will work hard to carry forward your legacy of empowering persons with disabilities.


We strongly suggest that you consult with your attorney or other independent professional advisor to ensure that your plans are in compliance with all applicable laws.








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