Planned Giving


Provide a lasting legacy of impactful kindness and compassion for neighbors in Aurora who are food insecure by including the Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry in your will or estate plans. We invite you to set up a legacy gift with us.

Our planned giving team can help you plan for your financial future while supporting your philanthropic goals. To share your vision of giving or to learn more about planned giving options, please email our Senior Director of Development, Kathleen Arko, at karko@aurorafoodpantry.org or call (630) 229-2877 for a confidential discussion.


Planned Giving, also known as Legacy Giving, is a way to make a generous, lasting contribution to a cause you support. Aside from the tax benefits, a gift from your estate can have a lasting impact. Wise and thoughtful planning can minimize or eliminate estate tax liability and enable you to redirect tax dollars for charitable impact. 


The most common planned gift is a charitable bequest. A donor can make a Charitable Bequest via a trust or will. Contributions may include cash, real estate, life insurance, equity, or personal property. You can establish charitable bequest values in multiple ways:

  • General – A monetary gift paid out of your estate by naming the pantry in your will
  • Specific Amount – An exact set of funds allocated to the Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry.
  • Percentage – A set percentage of the donor’s total estate.
  • Residual or Remainder – Any money left in your estate after you’ve provided for family and loved ones.

Please let us know if you have already included the Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry in your estate plan or if you are considering doing so. Tell us about your gift so we can celebrate your generosity now!