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Legacy Society

The ABF Legacy Society recognizes and honors those who make a commitment to the future of the ABF by providing for the ABF in their estate plans or other planned giving instruments. You may become a member of the ABF Legacy Society by committing to any of the following:

  • Making a gift to the ABF in your will or trust.
  • Creating a life-income arrangement for the benefit of the ABF, such as a charitable remainder trust.
  • Naming the ABF as a beneficiary of an IRA, retirement plan, or life insurance policy.
  • Establishing an endowment fund for the ABF.

There are no dues or fees associated with membership in ABF Legacy Society. With their permission, members are listed in the ABF's Annual Report and on the ABF’s website. Members also receive invitations to exclusive events from time to time. Most importantly, ABF Legacy Society members know they are ensuring the ABF’s ability to continue to carry out its mission of expanding knowledge and advancing justice through innovative, interdisciplinary, and rigorous empirical research on law, legal processes, and legal institutions.

Please allow the ABF to say thank you and recognize your generosity. If you have provided a legacy gift for the ABF or if you intend to do so, you qualify for membership in the ABF Legacy Society. If you would like to become a member or if you have any questions about making a legacy gift, please contact Kathy Pace, Director of Development, at 312-988-6511 or

Membership in the ABF Legacy Society is one way that we can acknowledge our deep appreciation for your support of the ABF. We are grateful for the support of our Legacy Society members.

Click here to download Legacy Society Enrollment Form.

We are enormously grateful for your generosity.


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