Legacy Planning


With legacy gift planning, you can achieve your financial and personal goals while helping Openlands protect the natural and open spaces of northeastern Illinois.

Wills and Trusts

Include language in your will or trust to leave a portion of your estate to Openlands.

Beneficiary Designations

Name Openlands as a beneficiary to receive assets such as retirement plans and life insurance policies.

Qualified Charitable Distribution

If you are over age 70½, you may make a qualified charitable distribution (QCD) from an IRA as a distribution to Openlands.

Here is some helpful information as you complete estate plans

Legal Name
Bequests and other forms of planned / estate gifts should be designated to: Openlands

Tax ID Number
Openlands' Tax Identification Number is: 36-2649603

Legal Address
25 E. Washington Street
Suite 1650
Chicago, Illinois 60602

Sample Bequest Language
“I give, devise and bequeath the sum of $______ (or describe the percentage of estate or specific asset/type of property you wish to give) to Openlands, whose legal address is 25 E. Washington Street, Suite 1650, Chicago, Illinois 60602, for its unrestricted general use and purposes.”

Intended Use of Gift
If you would like to designate your gift for a specific purpose, please contact our Director of Development, Monica Jirak at
or call 312.863.6283 with any questions.

Meet Our Expert Staff

Monica Jirak Openlands
Director of Development
Nitsaniyah Fitch-Openlands Staff
Individual Giving and External Affairs Specialist
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