What Is Legacy Giving Anyway?

Legacy giving is finding ways to make charitable gifts now or after your lifetime while enjoying financial benefits for yourself.

Legacy gifts are sometimes referred to as “stop-and-think” gifts because they require some planning and, often, help from your professional advisers. Unlike cash donations, they are typically made from assets in your estate rather than from disposable income, and come to fruition upon your death. A misconception is that legacy giving is only for the “wealthy.” The truth is, anyone can make a difference through legacy giving.

Learn more about ways to build your legacy by clicking on each title:

Stock Transfers

When you transfer appreciated stocks directly to RMHCA, it means you don’t have to pay capital gains tax and you can deduct the full amount from your tax return. Fill out this form to get started!

Give from your Donor Advised Fund (DAF)

A donor advised fund (DAF) is a charitable giving program that allows you to combine the most favorable tax benefits with the flexibility to support your favorite causes, like the Ronald McDonald House.

Make a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD)

Also known as an IRA Rollover, these are tax-free gifts made from a traditional IRA. QCD donors must be 70.5 years or older. Get started!

Write your will for free!

Supporters who plan to leave a legacy for RMHCA can write a will for free. Get started with our partner FreeWill!

Start building your legacy at any stage of life

Some helpful information for your planning purposes:

Legal Name: Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama
Address: 1700 4th Avenue, South Birmingham, AL 35233
Federal Tax ID (EIN): 63-0753358

Questions? Contact Kathy Moore, Director of Major Gifts and Planned Giving, at 205-585-3747 or kathy.moore@rmhca.org.