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Planned Giving

Leave a legacy that will nurture children and empower families for generations to come.

Planned giving is a powerful way to ensure your passion for uplifting families carries forward. Your generosity is deeply appreciated and will enable The Cradle to continue building warm, happy homes for years to come. On behalf of all those whose lives you will touch, thank you for your vision and for considering this life-changing gesture of support.

Jason Friedman
President and CEO

John Luce
Board Chair

The Cradle Legacy Society

The Cradle Legacy Society recognizes and honors individuals who have made a planned gift or included The Cradle in their will. Along with the satisfaction of knowing their generosity will support families in need, The Cradle Legacy Society members enjoy benefits like:

  • An exclusive “insider” annual Impact Report
  • Invitation to a virtual town hall hosted annually by Cradle leadership
  • Priority access to special events
  • Recognition on our website and in Annual Reports

We are committed to working with you, your family and your advisors to ensure your legacy to The Cradle is consistent with your values and financial goals.

“The joy of being a family has been an indescribable gift given by The Cradle. By including The Cradle in our estate plan, we can help ensure that other families experience the same joy and fulfillment in years to come.”

Make a Gift in Your Will

A donor who wishes to make a gift to The Cradle through their will (known as a bequest) is not required to write a complete will. You can ask your attorney to draft a codicil, a simple addendum to your will, leaving the rest of your wishes in place.

Join Our Legacy Society

Membership in The Cradle Legacy Society is open to all who have named The Cradle in their will or as a beneficiary of a retirement plan, stock portfolio, or donor-advised fund. No minimum gift is required.


Click here for suggested legal language to share with your attorney to include
The Cradle in your will.

For a full list of The Cradle Legacy Society members, click here. If you have made a planned gift but don’t see your name, please contact our development team at cradlefoundation@cradle.org so that we can welcome you!

Note: The material presented in this website is not offered as legal or tax advice. We recommend you seek the advice of your attorney, tax advisor and/or financial advisor to make certain your gift fits in with your individual goals and circumstances.

For questions about donating or for help coordinating a gift, please contact The Cradle’s development office at cradlefoundation@cradle.org or call 847-733-3227.