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Planned Giving - Legacy of Hope

Welcome to the Legacy of Hope planned giving website for the Children's Hospital of Illinois Foundation. Legacy of Hope is the planned giving program for OSF HealthCare that supports the entire OSF Ministry, including Children’s Hospital of Illinois. Through Legacy of Hope, your planned gift represents your own legacy while providing critical future support to any area of your passion at Children's Hospital of Illinois. A planned gift is as unique as you are. It can be as simple and meaningful as a bequest in your Will, or as creative as a charitable gift annuity that provides life income for you now, and support for our smallest patients the years to come.

To learn more about planned giving options, please click the “How to Give” and “What to Give” buttons below, and for even more resources, such as our free and confidential online Wills Planner, we invite you to visit the OSF Legacy of Hope website. You may also download the resources listed below by clicking on each link, or request a printed copy by emailing Micki.K.McCarthy@osfhealthcare.org.


  1. Will Your Will Be Known - Wills brochure
  2. Considering a Planned Gift - brochure
  3. Comprehensive Wills Planning guide
  4. Bequest Intent Form with Sample Bequest Language

Children's Hospital of Illinois Foundation is part of the OSF Healthcare Foundation. We welcome the opportunity to talk with you. For more information on how a planned gift could benefit you and help you meet your philanthropic goals, please contact:

Micki McCarthy 
Director of Planned Giving 


How to Give

Learn how to make a gift that provides tax benefits and even life income.

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What to Give

Find out what type of assets make the best planned gifts. Learn about gifts of cash, securities and property.

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Get retirement planning resources and recommendations in our news section.

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