Legacy Society at Fourth Church

What Is the Legacy Society?
Legacy Society Members
What Are Our Members’ Stories?

How Do I Get Started?
Upcoming Legacy Society Events: Join Us!
Giving Opportunities That Go Beyond Your Lifetime
Sign up for Our Legacy Society Newsletter


What is the Legacy Society ?

The Legacy Society has been established to acknowledge and thank members and friends of Fourth Presbyterian Church who have chosen to remember the church in their estate plans and who have demonstrated their deep commitment to the church’s future mission and ministry through these special gifts.

Membership in the Legacy Society will help you stay in touch

    • With each other
    • With the new and wonderful things happening at Fourth Presbyterian Church
    • With access to a unique annual event just for Legacy Society members
    • With other people’s stories of their discipleship through their planned giving
    • With the changing legal and financial landscape that might affect your investment in your bequest to Fourth Church
    • With invitations to special events and opportunities within the life of the church

As a member of the Legacy Society, you will receive invitations to special events and seminars, as well as periodic newsletters with relevant information about Fourth Church’s mission and the world of planned giving. (You can sign up to receive that newsletter here.)

Of course your membership in the Legacy Society can also be completely anonymous.

How do I take the next step?
To get started on your will or estate plan, contact your attorney, accountant, trust officer, life insurance professional, or investment advisor.

Call or email Stuart Barnes Jamieson (312.640.2578) in the Resource Development Office

  • with any questions you may have
  • to let him know that you have remembered Fourth Presbyterian Church in your estate plans


Upcoming Legacy Society Events: Join Us!

The Legacy Society of Fourth Presbyterian Church has several events throughout the year to celebrate those who have remembered Fourth Church in their will or estate plan and to promote the joys and benefits of other members doing so as well.

For information about upcoming events, contact Stuart Barnes Jamieson.


Giving Opportunities Beyond Your Lifetime

Thoughtfully planned, any of the following giving opportunities may provide important personal benefits while supporting Fourth Church ministries into the future.

  • Bequest through your will or trust
  • Retirement assets (i.e., pension plans, IRAs)
  • Life income gift through a trust
  • Privately held securities
  • Charitable gift annuities
  • Real estate
  • Naming the church as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy
    Donor-advised funds

As you are looking to make a planned gift, the following language may be appropriate for a bequest of a specific dollar amount, percentage of your estate, or a description of the property you wish to give.

I give the sum of $____ to the Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, located at 126 E. Chestnut Street, Chicago, Illinois, 60611.2014 to be used for its general purposes (or for the specific purpose of…)

The Federal Tax ID number for the Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago is 36-2167080.


For more information about the Fourth Church Legacy Society, contact Stuart Barnes Jamieson (312.640.2578), Major and Planned Giving Officer