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Leave A Legacy

Include a gift to RMHCK in your will.

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One of the easiest and most popular ways to make an impact at RMHCK is to include a charitable bequest in your will or living trust. A bequest allows you to leave a legacy of support for sick children and their families without affecting your cash flow today.

With a bequest, you can give a percentage of your estate, so that your gift will remain proportionate to the size of your estate, or you can give a certain amount of cash, securities, or property. Either way, your gift allows you to retain full control of your assets now while ensuring that RMHCK will continue to give strength and support to families far into the future.

Ready to get started? We’ve partnered with FreeWill to make planning your legacy with RMHCK easier than ever. Using their free will-writing tool, you can create a legal estate plan in 20 minutes or less, at no personal cost, and easily include a gift to care for RMHCK families. Click here to create your free plan and legacy.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I choose a bequest?

  • It’s easy. Helping families can be as simple as adding a sentence to your existing will or adding Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kentuckiana, Inc. on a beneficiary form.
  • You have flexibility. Your gift can be a percentage, so it remains proportionate to other desires you wish to fulfill. It can also come to our House only after your other needs are met.
  • You have options. Your gift can be unrestricted, or you can choose to help fund a specific program.
  • It’s versatile. You can give a specific item, an amount of money, a gift contingent upon certain events, or, most common, a percentage of your estate.
  • You may realize tax benefits. Gifts of appreciated stock also help avoid capital gains and are accepted by RMHCK.

Do I need a will?

A will is important for everyone and can be useful regardless of estate size. It’s a way to support the people and causes important to you. Having a will ensures that your wishes are known, saving your loved ones the stress and cost of intestate probate proceedings.

How do I create a will?

RMHCK has partnered with FreeWill to give you an intuitive online resource that helps you write a legally valid will online. This free resource can help you create your legacy in 20 minutes, ensuring the peace of mind that comes with having a plan for you and your loved ones. Just go to FreeWill to get started.

Do I have an estate in order to leave a gift?

An estate is simply a word used to describe any property, money, or personal belongings that you may have at the time of your death. Most people leave an estate when they die, even though they may not have a great deal of wealth. Anyone can arrange to leave a charitable gift from their estate when they pass away.

Do I need to tell you that I’ve arranged for the gift?

This is up to you. We like to know in advance so we can recognize your generosity. We also can help you direct your gift to a specific program that fits your intentions. Ultimately, it is entirely up to you as to whether you let us know of your decision to leave a gift. If you would like to let us know that you’ve added RMHCK as a beneficiary in your will, you can self-report here or contact our Chief Development Officer.

I'm an attorney/advisor, what information do I need?

Bequests and other forms of planned/estate gifts should be designated to:
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kentuckiana, Inc.

The information that you or your broker may need includes:

Legal Address: 550 S. First Street, Louisville, KY 40202

Intended Use of Gift: Please indicate whether the gift is intended for general purposes and uses or for a specific program. Please contact us in advance if there is a specific or restricted use for the gift to make sure that we can fully honor the donor’s wishes.

Sample Bequest Language: “I give, devise, and bequeath the sum of $______ (or describe the percentage of the estate or specific asset/type of property you wish to give) to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kentuckiana, Inc., whose legal address is 550 S. First Street, Louisville, KY 40202, for its unrestricted general use and purposes.”

Tax Identification Number: 31-1053467

To make a stock gift, contact Shelley Meredith.

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