Leave a Legacy

Planned Giving

Establish a lasting impact for families with seriously ill children by making a planned gift! In addition to continuing your support of a mission you care deeply about, a planned gift can provide positive tax benefits for your estate and heirs.

A planned gift can help you make a more significant gift than you might have otherwise imagined without sacrificing income or security for your own family. No matter what form your gift takes, you can rest assured that your generosity will be deeply appreciated by the thousands of children and families who benefit from services provided by Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central PA (RMHC-CP) each year.

Examples of Planned Gifts:

  • Charitable Bequest (Gift’s from one’s will or estate)

  • Securities

  • Retirement Plans

  • Trusts

  • Life Insurance

  • Real Estate

Naming RMHC of Central PA as a beneficiary in your will is one of the simplest legacy giving options available to you. One way to make a contribution is to designate a percentage of what is left of your estate or assets after other gifts or debts have been paid. This is known as a “residual gift”. You can leave a residual gift to RMHC of Central PA by asking your attorney to add some simple wording to your will. This will not impact the gifts you leave to your loved ones. Sample wording for a residual gift in your will: “I give to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central PA, currently of 745 W Governor Road, Hershey, PA 17033, all [or a designated percentage] of the residual of my estate, to be used at the discretion of the organization.”

You can also opt to leave a fixed sum of money to charity in your will, known as a “specific gift”. You can leave a specific gift to RMHC of Central PA by asking your attorney to add some simple wording to your will. This will not impact the gifts you leave to your loved ones. Sample wording for a specific gift in your will: “I give to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central PA, currently of 745 W Governor Road, Hershey, PA 17033 the sum of $____ to be used at the discretion of the organization.”

If you have chosen to include RMHC of Central PA in your will or have any questions, please contact Karla Mitchell, Executive Director, by email or by calling 717-533-4001 x151. You can also complete our Letter of Intent to notify us of your legacy plans for our organization.

We would love to have an opportunity to personally thank you for your contribution and show you the impact your gift will make first-hand by scheduling a time to have you visit the Ronald McDonald House in Hershey.

*Please note that we recommend you consult a professional legal advisor when planning or updating your will.

Endowment Gift

There are many ways to show your support for the children and families that call Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central PA their home. Current or planned gifts may be directed to our Endowment Fund to support our families long into the future.

Your endowment gift will be invested and remain intact while the investment earnings support RMHC-CP’s mission and programs in perpetuity. Gifts of any size may be restricted into the Endowment Fund and qualify donors for membership into the Kim Hill Legacy Society, which honors faithful and compassionate donors who remember RMHC-CP with a planned gift or other direct giving to the organization.

Our endowment goal is to raise $5 million by 2022!