The Cedars Society

The Cedars Society

Honoring Those Leaving a Legacy to Cunningham Children’s Home

                                                 LEARN ABOUT THE CEDARS SOCIETY INAUGURAL CELEBRATON

A Legacy Gift is a pre-planned gift designated to support the youth, adults and families served by Cunningham Children’s Home after you are gone. 

  • The most common Legacy Gift is a bequest in a Last Will and Testament
  • Other Legacy Gifts include:
  1. Naming Cunningham as the beneficiary of a life insurance policy or remaining IRA and retirement plan account
  2. Donations of securities or real estate at the time of death
  3. Any provision that provides for Cunningham through an estate plan

When you make plans for a Legacy Gift to Cunningham Children’s Home, you become part of the The Cedars Society.

  • Gift is established through a will or other written estate plan
  • No minimum gift size
  • Consult with attorney or financial advisor for guidance
  • Share plan with Cunningham by  completing a Bequest Intention Form 
  • All information provided is kept strictly confidential

The Cedars Society - a special honor

  • You receive a Certificate of Gratitude and special recognition on our  website and in annual report
  • You receive an invitation to an annual appreciation gathering

If considering making a Legacy Gift:

  1. Contact Tim Manard at (217) 337-9071 or for more  information about your options.
  2. Contact your attorney and financial advisor. They can assist you in  determining what type of gift best suits your personal and financial circumstances.
  3. Talk to your family about your plans and personal wishes to address  family member needs as well as  your Legacy Gift.