John P. Wilson Legacy Society
The John P. Wilson Society honors those who have made a commitment to the future of pediatric medicine and science by remembering Ann & Robert H. Lurie
Children's Hospital of Chicago in their estate plans, through a bequest in a will or living trust, a charitable gift annuity, a charitable remainder trust,
or naming the hospital as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy, retirement plan, or other arrangement. Over the last century, these estate plan gifts
have helped Lurie Children's become the world-class pediatric hospital that it is today.
A Legacy of Caring
The Society was named for a pioneering attorney in Chicago when the city was young. Mr. Wilson was a supporter and volunteer leader at the hospital. Upon
his death, he provided for the hospital through his estate with a challenge grant, which if not met would divert most of the bequest to his children. It was
Mr. Wilson's children who provided the final funds to meet the challenge, thereby establishing a significant precedent of family and individual generosity
through estate planning.
Over a century after John P. Wilson gave the first planned gift to support the hospital, estate gifts from generous individuals continue to be a key source
of support for the care provided to children and families. Representing a legacy of hope and healing, estate plan gifts enable Lurie Children's to deliver
outstanding care to every child who needs it and to create advances in pediatric medicine and science that benefit children in Chicago and beyond. The John
P. Wilson Society recognizes those who plan to make a difference with a legacy gift.
Benefits of Membership
When you designate Lurie Children's as the recipient of your estate plan gift, you are automatically welcomed as a member of the John P. Wilson Society.
While some donors choose to remain anonymous, the names of members who choose to be recognized are listed on the John P. Wilson Society donor wall in the
hospital lobby. Members also receive our Helping Hands newsletter, impact reporting and invitations to special events and
Lurie Children's respects the privacy of its donors and does not share names with other organizations. Donors may remain anonymous. Members of this legacy society share only as much information about the gift as they are comfortable. Conversations about gift designations and recognition are encouraged, ensuring the donor's wishes and legacy are understood and fulfilled. Should you choose to
remember Lurie Children's with an estate plan gift, please share your recognition and designation preferences by filling out and sending us this form or by contacting a member of our Planned Giving Team.