“I went to Lake Forest College on scholarship because my dad was an out-of-work truck driver, and I feel like I’m just returning the investment that the College made in me.”
- Susan Katz Hoffman ’70
“Lake Forest College exposed me to a much wider array of diversity and afforded me the opportunity to manifest leadership qualities that may otherwise have been latent or not exercised in prior academic settings,” Russell says.
- Rosalind Curry ’70 and Russell ‘69 Jackson
Welcome to Gift Planning
Since its founding in 1857, Lake Forest College has benefited from the generosity of alumni and friends. At its inception, the College received thousands of dollars from members of the Presbyterian community who founded both the school and the town of Lake Forest. Over the next 160 years, alumni, parents, local residents, and other friends of the College established a tradition of including Lake Forest College in their estate plans. These gifts of bequests, annuities, trust agreements, and other gift arrangements have supported professorships, innovative programs, scholarships, and many other essential areas of the College.
Making a planned gift is a wonderful way to show your support and appreciation for Lake Forest College while still meeting your personal, financial, and retirement goals. With smart planning, you may actually increase the size of your estate and/or reduce the tax burden on your heirs. At the same time, you will have the satisfaction of making a meaningful contribution to Lake Forest College.
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