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leave a legacy

Leave a lasting gift that will fund the future of the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois.

Become a Legacy Leader by making a planned gift to the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois in your will or estate plans. Your generosity will provide the Foundation with financial security, and provide you, your estate, and your heirs, significant tax/financial benefits.  


By honoring the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois in this unique manner, you'll become one of the NKFI Legacy Leaders, an esteemed group of individuals whose support ensures that our work will remain vital for years to come.  

ways to give

how to make a major impact

There are several common approaches to creating a legacy gift. To get you started, we've compiled some information for you below, and written some sample language you may use in your planning. Generally speaking, the process is simple:


  1. Determine which type of gift works best for you and the legacy you want to leave.

  2. Work with your financial planner and/or the NKFI staff to implement your strategy.

  3. Know that your generosity will improve the lives of patients affected by kidney disease for years to come.

give a gift in your will

Ensure a healthy future for kidney disease patients with a simple, straight-forward gift in your will.

give through life insurance 

Give an "amplified" gift by naming the NKFI as a beneficiary in your life insurance policy

retirement plan assets

One of the easiest ways to leave a legacy: designate the NKFI as a beneficiary of your pension, IRA or 401(K).

give through
a trust

Provide the NKFI with extra security by creating a legacy thorough a charitable gift or remainder trust. 

info and resources

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legacy benefits

Upon becoming a Legacy Leader, you may choose to receive access to select donor benefits.  These may include -  


  • Invitations to special events and educational seminars.

  • Acknowledgment on the NKFI website.

  • Features in appropriate NKFI marketing materials.

  • Placement on our Difference Makers donor wall

need any help?

Legacy Gifts and Planned Giving can inspire specific questions about bequeaths and legal language. The above links provide several templates for your use, but if you need further assistance constructing plans, please contact our Chief Financial Officer Sheilla Ntambo for assistance.


phone: (312) 321 - 1500 x 236

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Should you need the NKFI's tax exempt info:

Federal Tax EIN: 366009226

Illinois Tax Exempt Number: E9984 - 2823 - 07


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