Planned Giving

RMHC Legacy Society

Have you ever thought about the legacy you want to leave? What if there is a way you can help families for years to come during one of the most difficult times of their lives? Leaving a charitable gift in your will is an easy and meaningful gesture. No matter how large or small, it is guaranteed to make a difference in children’s lives and support families when they need it most.

While this process may sound complicated, making a designation can be as easy as having a conversation with your attorney and adding a simple paragraph to your will. If you don’t already have an attorney, we can provide a list of area estate experts. Also, if you decide to give 1% or more of your estate to the House, we will cover up to $250 of the attorney’s fees.

To learn more about leaving a charitable gift in your will and joining our Legacy Society, please contact Dianna Finnerty, Executive Director, at dianna@rmhcseattle.org or (206) 838-0623.

Should you wish to make these arrangements directly with your attorney, please provide the following language to be included in your will:

“I give, devise and bequeath the sum of $______ (or describe the percentage of estate or specific asset/type of property you wish to give) to Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Western Washington & Alaska (tax identification number 91-1061043), whose legal address is 5130 40th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105, for its unrestricted general use and purposes.”

Please note, there are over 350 Ronald McDonald Houses internationally. If you do decide to designate a gift to our organization, make sure to specify our full name and address, as shown above, to avoid any confusion about your intentions.