Create a Lasting Tribute

Honor Someone Special With a Future Gift in Their Name

If you have a loved one who has been impacted by a MultiCare program or service, establishing a memorial or tribute gift is a meaningful way to honor your loved one or celebrate a special occasion such as a birthday. Your gift will be a lasting tribute to your loved one and make a difference for the patients and families we serve.

An Example of How It Works

Couple Smiling When Sarah's father passed away, she knew she wanted to do something that would establish a lasting legacy for him. She remembered that during his lifetime he was always praising Mary Bridge Children's Hospital for its tireless efforts to care for all children, regardless of a family's ability to pay.

Sarah decided to make a gift to the Mary Bridge Children's Foundation in her father's name using appreciated securities. Not only will her father's legacy live on at Mary Bridge Children's Hospital and Health Center thanks to the gift and a commemorative plaque, but Sarah also received a federal income tax charitable deduction (because she itemizes her taxes) and eliminated capital gains tax on the securities.

Learn How to Fund It

You can use the following assets to fund Memorials and Tribute Gifts:

Make Your Annual Gift Last Forever

Each year we rely on your gift, along with many others, to help us meet our goals and make a difference in the lives of others. To ensure that our programs and funding do not suffer, please take time now to consider leaving an endowed gift—a generous statement that will truly last forever.

If your annual gift is: Perpetuate it by giving:*
  $100   $2,500
  $250   $6,250
  $500 $12,500
$1,000 $25,000
$2,500 $62,500



*At a 4 percent endowment spending level, 25 times an annual gift amount equals an endowed perpetual gift.


Ready for Next Steps?

  1. Contact our gift planning team at 253-403-3093 or for additional information on creating a memorial gift at MultiCare.
  2. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor. (Need an advisor? Look here for advisors familiar with MultiCare foundations and services.)
  3. If you make a memorial gift to MultiCare through your plans, please refer to our sample bequest language and use our legal name and federal tax ID number.
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A charitable bequest is one or two sentences in your will or living trust that leave to MultiCare a specific item, an amount of money, a gift contingent upon certain events or a percentage of your estate.

an individual or organization designated to receive benefits or funds under a will or other contract, such as an insurance policy, trust or retirement plan

"I give to MultiCare, a nonprofit corporation currently located at 315 Martin Luther King Jr. Way Tacoma WA 98405, or its successor thereto, ______________* [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for its unrestricted use and purpose."

able to be changed or cancelled

A revocable living trust is set up during your lifetime and can be revoked at any time before death. They allow assets held in the trust to pass directly to beneficiaries without probate court proceedings and can also reduce federal estate taxes.

cannot be changed or cancelled

tax on gifts generally paid by the person making the gift rather than the recipient

the original value of an asset, such as stock, before its appreciation or depreciation

the growth in value of an asset like stock or real estate since the original purchase

the price a willing buyer and willing seller can agree on

The person receiving the gift annuity payments.

the part of an estate left after debts, taxes and specific bequests have been paid

a written and properly witnessed legal change to a will

the person named in a will to manage the estate, collect the property, pay any debt, and distribute property according to the will

An endowed gift can create a new endowment or add to an existing endowment. The principal of the endowment is invested and a portion of the principal’s earnings are used each year to support our mission.

Tax on the growth in value of an asset — such as real estate or stock — since its original purchase.

Securities, real estate or any other property having a fair market value greater than its original purchase price.

Real estate can be a personal residence, vacation home, timeshare property, farm, commercial property or undeveloped land.

A charitable remainder trust provides you or other named individuals income each year for life or a period not exceeding 20 years from assets you give to the trust you create.

You give assets to a trust that pays our organization set payments for a number of years, which you choose. The longer the length of time, the better the potential tax savings to you. When the term is up, the remaining trust assets go to you, your family or other beneficiaries you select. This is an excellent way to transfer property to family members at a minimal cost.

You fund this type of trust with cash or appreciated assets—and may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. You can also make additional gifts; each one also qualifies for a tax deduction. The trust pays you, each year, a variable amount based on a fixed percentage of the fair market value of the trust assets. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to your favorite MultiCare program or foundation as a lump sum.

You fund this trust with cash or appreciated assets—and may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. Each year the trust pays you or another named individual the same dollar amount you choose at the start. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to your favorite MultiCare program or foundation as a lump sum.

A beneficiary designation clearly identifies how specific assets will be distributed after your death.

charitable gift annuity involves a simple contract between you and the Foundations of MultiCare where you agree to make a gift to your favorite MultiCare foundation or program and we, in return, agree to pay you (and someone else, if you choose) a fixed amount each year for the rest of your life.

donor advised fund is an account that you set up but which is managed by a nonprofit organization. You contribute to the account, which grows tax-free. You can recommend how much (and how often) you want to distribute money from that fund to your favorite MultiCare program or foundation or other charities. You cannot direct the gifts.

Saving Bonds


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