Planned Giving

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You can leave a living legacy and to make sure that the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware continues to support families of ill or injured children. Planned giving typically comes from a donor’s assets, and can be either outright or deferred.

Some types of planned gifts:

  • Wills and Bequests
  • Trusts: Charitable Lead Trust or Charitable Remainder Trust
  • Life Insurance
  • Retirement plan assets
  • Donor Advised Fund

We recommend that you consult with your tax or legal advisor before making a planned gift. Please include our federal tax ID number which is 51-0295320. Also, please specify the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware.

Gifts in Wills

If you do not have an up-to-date plan in place, you can create your legal will for free using this trusted resource from our partners at FreeWill, which makes it simple to start your legacy with Ronald McDonald House of Delaware in a few minutes online.

If you would prefer to finalize your will with an attorney, you can also save time with your lawyer by using FreeWill to document your wishes first. This tool makes it easy to join our Legacy of Hope Society and support families of ill children, for generations to come.

Click here to create your legal will and legacy gift for free.

The Legacy of Hope

The Legacy of Hope Society are individuals who provide for the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware in their estate plans.  This society reflects the vision of the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware:  “Supporting families to reach the hope of tomorrow from the challenges of today.”

Why We Give: The Rowlands’ Story

Rick and Cindy RowlandRick and Cindy Rowland understand the heartbreak of loss. After their newborn son passed away at only five days old, support came in many ways for the Rowlands. They were surrounded by friends and family and their church community. Their son would have been 33 years old this year.

After their son’s death, Rick was seeking a way to make an impact in his community. “As a business leader, I volunteered around the community and was giving philanthropically, but felt I was ‘giving to get’ rather than ‘giving to give’,” says Rick. In 2004, Rick was introduced to the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware and found a home at the House getting involved with his whole heart! As a member of the Finance Committee, Advisory Council and ultimately Board Chair, Rick saw the importance of financial support at the House.

This is why Rick and Cindy decided to make a Legacy Gift: to secure the future of the House. Since 2013, they have been members of our Legacy of Hope Society, a group of supporters who have committed to sustaining the future of the House by naming us as a beneficiary in their will. The Rowlands firmly believe that making a Legacy Gift is an easy way to ensure future support of the House and the families who will stay here in years to come.


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