Memorials and Tribute Gifts
Honor Someone Special With a Gift in Their Name
If you have a loved one who has been impacted by the care they received at a MultiCare hospital, clinic or program, establishing a memorial or tribute gift is a meaningful way to honor them or celebrate a special occasion, such as a birthday, while supporting our mission. Your gift will be a lasting tribute to your loved one and will make a difference—supporting better care in your (or their) community.
You can also choose to support your (or their) favorite MultiCare program or foundation in perpetuity by creating an endowment in their name.
An Example of How It Works
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 for its tireless efforts to care for all children in his community, 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 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.
Free resources to help you plan
The MultiCare Foundations is proud to provide free and confidential estate planning services through Thompson & Associates for friends like you. Learn more
The MultiCare Foundations have also partnered with FreeWill to offer you a secure, online estate planning tool that can help you write your legal will—entirely free of cost. Learn more
Not sure how to begin planning?Download a free personal estate planning kit
Ready for next steps?
- Contact our gift planning team at 253-403-3093 or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information on making a gift to support a MultiCare program or foundation in memory or in honor of your loved one.
- Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor. (Need an advisor? Look here for advisors familiar with MultiCare foundations and services.)
- If you make a memorial gift to a MultiCare program or foundation through your estate plans, please refer to our sample bequest language and use our legal name and federal tax ID number.
- If you have already named a MultiCare program or foundation in your plans, please let us know so that we can carry out your wishes as intended and thank you for your gift.