Kim Hill Legacy Circle

Do you want to help ensure that families and children continue receiving the care and support they need? If so, we hope you'll consider joining the Kim Hill Legacy Circle by including RMHC in your will or other estate plans.

The Kim Hill Legacy Circle memorializes the brave young girl whose childhood battle with leukemia inspired the creation of the very first Ronald McDonald House. Kim's parents, Fred and Fran Hill, have spent the past 40 years supporting RMHC as it grew from that first house to over 350 houses worldwide. Your gift will honor the legacy of generosity that has been a trademark of RMHC since its founding, and will ensure that that future generations will receive the unconditional love and support that was first offered to Kim Hill and her family.

How to Become a Member
To become a member, please contact us at 630-623-5781 to let us know that you've included RMHC in your estate plans. We look forward to properly thanking you and expressing to you the importance of your gift. We respect your wishes to remain anonymous, if you so choose, and any details of your gift that you disclose are held in confidence.

How We Thank You
When you become a member, we thank you by extending these benefits:

  • A gift from RMHC to recognize you for your generous commitment
  • Welcome packet featuring RMHC program information and videos
  • Listing on our donor recognition wall for pledges of $100,000 or more

Your gifts will help ensure that the resources of RMHC are available for future generations.

A charitable bequest is one or two sentences in your will or living trust that leave to RMHC a specific item, an amount of money, a gift contingent upon certain events or a percentage of your estate.

an individual or organization designated to receive benefits or funds under a will or other contract, such as an insurance policy, trust or retirement plan

"I, [name], of [city, state, ZIP], give, devise and bequeath to RMHC [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for its unrestricted use and purpose."

able to be changed or cancelled

A revocable living trust is set up during your lifetime and can be revoked at any time before death. They allow assets held in the trust to pass directly to beneficiaries without probate court proceedings and can also reduce federal estate taxes.

cannot be changed or cancelled

tax on gifts generally paid by the person making the gift rather than the recipient

the original value of an asset, such as stock, before its appreciation or depreciation

the growth in value of an asset like stock or real estate since the original purchase

the price a willing buyer and willing seller can agree on

The person receiving the gift annuity payments.

the part of an estate left after debts, taxes and specific bequests have been paid

a written and properly witnessed legal change to a will

the person named in a will to manage the estate, collect the property, pay any debt, and distribute property according to the will

A donor advised fund is an account that you set up but which is managed by a nonprofit organization. You contribute to the account, which grows tax-free. You can recommend how much (and how often) you want to distribute money from that fund to RMHC or other charities. You cannot direct the gifts.

An endowed gift can create a new endowment or add to an existing endowment. The principal of the endowment is invested and a portion of the principal’s earnings are used each year to support our mission.

Tax on the growth in value of an asset—such as real estate or stock—since its original purchase.

Securities, real estate, or any other property having a fair market value greater than its original purchase price.

Real estate can be a personal residence, vacation home, timeshare property, farm, commercial property or undeveloped land.

You give assets to a trust that pays our organization set payments for a number of years, which you choose. The longer the length of time, the better the gift tax savings to you. When the term is up, the remaining trust assets go to you, your family or other beneficiaries you select. This is an excellent way to transfer property to family members at a minimal cost.

You fund this type of trust with cash or appreciated assets—and receive an immediate federal income tax charitable deduction. You can also make additional gifts; each one also qualifies for a tax deduction. The trust pays you, each year, a variable amount based on a fixed percentage of the fair market value of the trust assets. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to RMHC as a lump sum.

You fund this trust with cash or appreciated assets—and receive an immediate federal income tax charitable deduction. Each year the trust pays you or another named individual the same dollar amount you choose at the start. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to RMHC as a lump sum.

A beneficiary designation clearly identifies how specific assets will be distributed after your death.

A charitable gift annuity involves a simple contract between you and RMHC where you agree to make a gift to RMHC and we, in return, agree to pay you (and someone else, if you choose) a fixed amount each year for the rest of your life.

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