By Megan Koester
I am constantly amazed by the love and support that comes from our community to Ronald McDonald House Charities. This week, we received an estate gift that will provide 120 nights of rest for families needing a home-away-from-home while their child is in the hospital. This gift was planned by the family years ago when they thought about leaving a lasting impact in the community – they thought of supporting Ronald McDonald House Charities. Estate planning is a wonderful way to leave a legacy through your will, trust, life insurance policy or other planned gifts.
We have established the Pillars of the House Society to recognize all of the thoughtful donors that designate Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio in their estate plans. These individuals are truly creating the pillars of our future and they leave a gift that will assure that a home-away-from-home continues to be ready for those families in years to come.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio welcomes many kinds of planned gifts, including:
* Naming Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio as a beneficiary in a life insurance policy or an Individual Retirement Account (IRA).
*Gifts of new or existing life insurance policies
*Gifts of appreciated stock
*Making provisions in a will or living trust to leave all or a percentage of your estate to the Charity.
*Creation of a Charitable Remainder Trust, Lead Trust or Gift Annuity
We are here to help simplify this process with information and resources. Those that join the Pillars of the House Society are recognized as long term donors and will receive a commemorative gift, invitations to special events and ongoing information from the House.
Becoming a member of the Pillars of the House Society allows you to make a charitable decision today that will truly benefit Ronald McDonald House families in years to come. What a wonderful way to continue your support for the Charity. Our families will truly appreciate the warm bed, delicious meals and amenities we are able to provide our families thanks to this special gift.