Planned Giving

Your Legacy: Greater Equity and Expanded Opportunities for Future Generations of Women

There will always be a need for a strong vocal advocate for women’s economic security. Your legacy gift continues the work of addressing the challenges of the day, whatever they may be, far into the future.

Your legacy gift will help ensure that all women will have meaningful opportunities to achieve their aspirations for themselves and their families. You can make your planned gift through wills, bequests, retirement accounts or life insurance policies. Many of these gifts provide tax benefits to the donor. It’s just a matter of planning what to give, how to give and when to give. Consult your legal advisor to determine the best way to make a planned gift and to assess its tax or other legal consequences.

When you make a planned gift, you’ll be welcomed as a member of our legacy society, Generations Circle.

The information on these pages illustrates several ways of making a planned gift, and our staff can be of even more help. Just contact us.


Nancy Davis Anderson’s Legacy: Paying It Forward

Nancy Davis Anderson

Although she was raised at a time when not many women were encouraged to attend college, Nancy Davis Anderson was deeply influenced by her mother’s insistence that education was important.

She received her undergraduate degree from Radcliffe College through a program Harvard University had at Radcliffe to determine whether “women could take the pressure” of an advanced education. Nancy not only proved that women could take the pressure, she excelled and graduated. She then went on to get a law degree from John Marshall Law School while she was working full time at an investment firm.

Upon getting her JD, Nancy was the first female attorney to be hired by Chicago Title and Trust. She was told they were “taking a risk” by hiring a woman. Nancy went on to have a great career at Chicago Title and Trust, rising to the position of Vice President and Trust Counsel of the Trust Department.

In addition to her devotion to her work, Nancy loved the fine arts and travelled extensively. Her education and career led her to enjoy a life well lived. Nancy gave back by supporting Women Employed for more than 20 years and included Women Employed as a beneficiary of her IRA. Through her six-figure legacy gift to Women Employed, Nancy has paid it forward, assuring that other women can advance and succeed.


The Anne Ladky Leadership Fund is a giving opportunity that supports efforts to inspire and engage new leaders in women’s economic justice issues and expand Women Employed’s impact. Your gift to the Fund will empower the next generation of women to lead the work of Women Employed—as advocates, board members, ambassadors, and civic leaders—to strengthen the future for all women.

If you are considering making a planned gift to Women Employed and are interested in learning more about designating it to the Anne Ladky Leadership Fund, contact Linda Ballard, Development Officer, at 312-782-3902, Ext. 245 or lballard@womenemployed.org.


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