Lincoln's Legacy

Children enjoy freedom, equality, and opportunity because of Lincoln's Legacy


Freedom. Opportunity. Equality. It's the legacy that Abraham Lincoln left to generations of Americans — and it's the legacy we must preserve and promote for generations to come. That's why Lincoln Financial Group launched the Lincoln's Legacy initiative in 2013.

Lincoln's Legacy marks the 150th anniversaries of the Emancipation Proclamation and the 13th Amendment, respectively. As the only company with permission from Robert Todd Lincoln to use his father's name and image, we feel a strong connection to our namesake and have developed a series of events and experiences that recognize and celebrate the former president's legacy.

We invite you to learn more about this special initiative. From the notable oral histories we're capturing to help inspire today's children, to the $50,000 Lincoln's Legacy Award presented to a deserving education-focused nonprofit, to exciting events centered around the Emancipation Proclamation and the 13th Amendment, Lincoln's Legacy offers a unique opportunity to connect with the past, present and future.


"In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free — honorable alike in what we give, and what we preserve."

– Abraham Lincoln


About Lincoln's Legacy

Letter from Robert Todd Lincoln authorizing his father's name for Lincoln Financial use

Recognizing the 150th anniversary of the issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation and the adoption of the 13th Amendment


Oral Histories

Generations share family legacies through oral histories

Commemorate and pay homage to your family history through storytelling


Legacy Events

Enjoy the Lincoln's Legacy Events sponsoredd by Lincoln Financial

Engage with your friends and family in a series of culminating events and experiences in 2015


Legacy Award

Lincoln Financial will support non profits who continue Lincoln's Legacy with the Legacy Award

Nonprofit organizations are invited to apply for a monetary award


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