Join The Amicus Society

The word “amicus” derives from the Latin word for friend. And so, it is fitting that Advocate Health Care’s premier giving honorary is named The Amicus Society because it includes our special friends, including those who have chosen to support an Advocate site, program or fund by making gifts for the future through Advocate Charitable Foundation in one or more of the following ways:

  • Including a gift in a will or living trust
  • Creating a charitable trust
  • Establishing a charitable gift annuity
  • Designating us as a beneficiary of assets
  • Making contributions from retirement plans
  • Gifting an insurance policy
  • Donating real estate and other non-cash assets
  • Initiating an endowment

In addition, The Amicus Society includes donors who have steadfastly given for over a quarter of a century and donors whose cumulative giving exceeds one-quarter of a million dollars.

How do I join The Amicus Society?

Membership in The Amicus Society is complimentary. There is no dollar minimum, and gifts need not be irrevocable to qualify for membership. Although a copy of the relevant portion of your estate documents, i.e., will, trust, etc., or a narrative description of your plan would be helpful to the Foundation, it is not necessary to disclose the amount of your gift to be considered a member.

What are the benefits of membership?

The Foundation hosts a special luncheon each year for The Amicus Society members and includes them in other exclusive events, tours and programs, as well as special communications. Members also receive a membership pin as a token of our appreciation. On occasion, members are listed on a Foundation honor roll. You may, however, choose to remain anonymous and still receive the benefits of membership.