Make A Bequest

A legacy is something permanent that reverberates. Making waves beyond a person’s lifetime and onto the shore of another. Like The Arc’s founders, your legacy can be building a better community though lifting up the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
You too can leave a legacy by including The Arc of the Quad Cities Area in your Will, Trust, or beneficiary designation, you can pass on a lasting contribution to continue our work to protect the rights of people with disabilities and support their full inclusion and participation in community life, now and for future generations. These gifts cost you nothing now and allow you to change your beneficiaries at any time.
When you do, you become a part of The Arc’s Dove Legacy Society made up of donors who have created a legacy by helping The Arc achieve our important mission to empower people with disabilities to achieve their own unique abilities and achieve their full potential. For many, The Arc has been instrumental in the care of a loved one. For others, The Arc’s mission resonates with their central core values and beliefs.
Anyone can leave a legacy. It may be one of the most significant things you can do. It can come in any stage of life, from a relatively small gift to a large bequest. What matters is that you make the choice to support a cause or mission that you care about most and make a plan. If you have already included The Arc of the Quad Cities Area in your Will, Trust or beneficiary designation, please let us know so we can recognize your contribution and include you in the Dove Legacy Society. If you would like more information about ways to leave a legacy or to speak to someone about making a gift please contact The Arc’s Development Director at (309) 429-6067 or Thank you.

The Leave Your Legacy magazine explores the many options available to individuals who are interested in learning more about supporting The Arc in perpetuity. Learn how to Leave Your Legacy 

The Arc Development Staff will send you a copy of “Leave Your Legacy” for FREE with your entry in form below.


How To Give

How It Works

Charitable Remainder Trust


Transfer cash or appreciated property to fund a charitable trust.Trust provides you or named beneficiaries with payments for life or a specific number of years after which The Arc of the Quad Cities Area receives the balance of assets in the trust.


Appreciated Property


Transfer property, such as real estate or shares of stock, to The Arc of the Quad Cities Area and receive a tax deduction for the value of the property on the date of the transfer.
The Arc of the Quad Cities Area can sell them or retain them as part of their portfolio.


Life Insurance Gifts


Designate The Arc of the Quad Cities Area as the beneficiary of your life insurance policy or as the owner of your policy.


Retirement Assets


Transfer assets from a retirement account either upon death by naming The Arc of the Quad Cities Area as a beneficiary or, if you are older than 70 1/2, you can transfer assets from your retirement account to a charity.


Will or Living Trust Bequest


Designate The Arc of the Quad Cities Area as the beneficiary of your assets in your will, trust, or beneficiary form. By designating the Wilber L. Burress Endowment all funds will support The Arc of the Quad Cities in perpetuity.