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Planned Giving

Planned Giving

How Will You be Remembered?

Bill was only six days old when he was airlifted from West Virginia to Cincinnati. He’s now seven and has endured 59 surgeries for severe facial and airway malformations. His family is continuing to work with his medical team on the many other surgeries he will need – one of which can’t happen until he’s 21 years old.  

As an infant, it was almost impossible for Bill to breathe or eat. Doctors gave him a five percent chance of living past his first birthday. But today, with the help of his doctors and Cincinnati’s Ronald McDonald House, Bill plays on his local baseball team and loves riding his bike.

Our House has been Bill’s “home away from home” for eleven visits, ranging from two days to over a month. And Bill, like many children, will need our House for years to come.  You can help us promise Bill and other critically ill children and their families that they will always have the support they need.

Through a planned gift to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati, you can be the one who provides Bill’s family and many others with a comfortable bedroom, home-cooked meals and access to life-saving treatment. A planned gift, left through your will, retirement plan, life insurance policy or other means, can ensure that your legacy makes a lasting difference. 


“Bill will face a lifetime of medical issues, and it's comforting to know the House will always be here for us. As a parent, I'm surrounded by people who truly understand what it means to have a very sick child. For Bill, he is part of a special place that's sensitive to his challenges but also allows him to play and do things that every child likes to do.”

- Shelley, Bill's mother


The Impact You Can Make

Carefully invested by our House, your planned gift can help families year after year.

You could provide a family with a “home away from home” for months while their child receives life-saving surgery. Or, you could provide love and support to a family whose child is undergoing weeks of vital treatment or meeting with their doctors for days of essential follow-up care. 

Make a Lasting Difference

It's easy.
Helping families can be as simple as adding a sentence to your existing will or adding Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati on a beneficiary form.

You have flexibility.
Your gift can be a percentage so it remains in proportion to other desires you wish to fulfill. It can also come to our House only after your other needs are met. 

You have options.
Your gift can be unrestricted, placed in our endowment, or you can choose to help fund a specific program.

Every gift will have a profound impact.
Whether your gift is $5,000 or $500,000, our families are grateful for every day that they receive the support they need.

There are many ways to help.


Be Remembered as a Pillar of the House

People from all walks of life have already committed to helping families through a planned gift. These generous individuals are our Pillars of the House and will be remembered for helping families find hope for generations to come.  We honor our Pillars in many special ways.  We also respect a donor’s desire to remain anonymous. 

Click here to view a list of our Pillars of the House.


Legacy Planning Resource Center

We invite you to visit our Legacy Planning Resource Center. This link will connect you to a separate House website which provides a wealth of in-depth information, including key planning considerations for each stage of life, different gift types and how they work, what to discuss with your attorney, and much more.


For Attorneys and Advisors

Legal Name
Bequests and other forms of planned / estate gifts should be designated to:
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati, Inc.

Legal Address
350 Erkenbrecher Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45229

Intended Use of Gift
Please indicate whether the gift is intended for our House’s general purposes and uses, for a specific program, to be added to our endowment, or other use. Please contact us in advance if there is a specific or restricted use for the gift to make sure that we can fully honor the donor’s wishes.

Sample Bequest Language
"I give, devise and bequeath the sum of $______ (or describe the percentage of estate or specific asset/type of property you wish to give) to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati, Inc., whose legal address is 350 Erkenbrecher Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45229, for its unrestricted general use and purposes."

Tax ID Number
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati’s Tax Identification Number is: