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When RMHCA Co-Founder Marianne Sharbel worked for the Children’s Hospital Oncology Department in the 1970s, she saw firsthand the desperate need families had to stay together in a comfortable, safe place while their child received medical treatment.

In order to open our original House in 1979, Marianne and her fellow supporters explored all avenues to raise the needed funds, from tea parties to major gifts. Marianne has a special gift for inspiring action on behalf of guest families while making you feel like you’re a part of her family.

Members of the Marianne Sharbel Legacy Society share that determination, hopefulness and love for RMHCA’s mission. Are you ready to join?

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What Is Planned Giving?

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

Planned or 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.

You might think that legacy giving is only for the “wealthy.” The truth is, anyone can make a difference through legacy giving.

Everyone is welcome to join the Marianne Sharbel Legacy Society with a planned gift, and we look forward to helping you build your legacy!

The following supporters join Marianne in creating a lasting future for RMHC of Alabama.

AnonymousMr. and Mrs. Douglas and Christy Moore
Mrs. Katherine Estes BillmeierMs. Katherine Moore
Ms. Claire BishopMs. Sidra Myers
Mr. Harold Blach*Mr. and Mrs. David and Merry Neisler
Mr. and Mrs. Donald* and Annie CappsMr. and Mrs. Andy and Ruth Ann Peters
Mrs. Mary Ellen ClarkMr. David R. Pittman
Mr. and Mrs. Quint and Lisa CookMs. Patricia Raczynski
Mr. and Mrs. Bob and Jill CrawfordMr. and Mrs. Paul and Marianne Sharbel
Mr. and Mrs. Jim and Kathy EmisonMr. William Tevendale
Mr. Martin LibowskyMs. Sandra B. Thurmond
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew and Catherine MeehanMs. Susann L. Valenzuela
Mr. and Mrs. William and Patricia MillerMr. and Mrs. Michael J. and Christine Velezis

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 205-638-7258 or