Ensuring Support for Your Areas of Interest
Charlotte Lindon and her husband, Elick, partnered with the Trust during their lifetimes by establishing a donor advised fund that the couple used to support organizations that improved the lives of the less fortunate in Chicago.
When Mrs. Lindon passed away in 2017, her estate plan ensured that her commitment to helping disadvantaged and disabled individuals would carry on in perpetuity. Upon her death, the Elick and Charlotte Lindon Fund converted from a donor advised fund to a field of interest endowment fund that will forever "be devoted to improving the quality of life for disadvantaged and/or disabled persons throughout the Chicago area." The fund also emphasizes support for Jewish nonprofit organizations.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Trust made grants from the Elick and Charlotte Lindon Fund to organizations providing food, social services and health care to residents in need - significantly helping vulnerable people face obstacles in the Chicago region that could not have been foreseen in 2017.