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Planned Giving

Giving Hope and Dignity

Planning an estate gift allows you to strategically accomplish both financial and charitable objectives – making sure you have the
assets you need for as long as you live, and doing something of
lasting significance for Hunger Network’s mission. For many people, these may also include preserving the family name, honoring loved ones, providing for heirs, minimizing tax burdens and supporting the community they call home. Bequests to Hunger Network are a way to support our work far into the future.

Your planned gift to Hunger Network will provide ongoing support for our mission and make an ongoing impact in the lives of those we serve.

Ways to Give

Considering all of the options can be overwhelming but we have resources and assistance from our partners at the Cleveland Foundation and Community West Foundation to develop a plan that reflects your family values and philanthropic goals.

Testamentary Gifts:

  • Bequests
  • IRA Charitable Rollover
  • Life Insurance
  • Qualified Retirement Plan

Consider Various Assets:

  • Appreciated Securities
  • Real Estate
  • Art
  • Closely held securities and business interests

Advanced Planned Giving Vehicles:

  • Charitable Annuities
  • Charitable Trusts

Guardians Society

Hunger Network honors those who have made a long lasting commitment to our mission by recognizing them members of our Guardians Society.

How Do I Join the Guardians?

Individuals, businesses, and organizations who have made an outright gift, with a one-time or cumulative value of $10,000 or more to Hunger Network are invited to join our Guardians Society.


Guardians Society members join a community of others who care about continuing the fight against hunger while inspiring advocacy to address food insecurity throughout Northeast Ohio. Each year, Hunger Network holds the ​Gathering of Guardians​ to honor these members and provide them with an exclusive opportunity to see how we’re addressing issues around hunger and nutrition in our communities.

Dana’s Legacy Honor Roll

Hunger Network established Dana’s Legacy Honor Roll to recognize and extend appreciation to a special group of donors who have made a future commitment to Hunger Network through a bequest or other type of planned gift. We invite you to join this special group whose gifts help ensure that families who are hungry and need help will never be turned away… today and into the future. ​Dana Irribarren was the founding Executive Director/CEO of Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland, advocating to eradicate local hunger since 1977. She served the organization for nearly 40 years; this was her mission and her passion.

Dana Irribarren,
Executive Director Emeritus

For more information or to start your planned giving with Hunger Network, contact Dena Rhodes Adler, Director of Development at (216) 619-8155 x21 or