With a little planning, you can leave a legacy of love for children who are battling a life-threatening illness.

We created the Vivian Harris Society at Ronald McDonald House New York to honor and thank those who make a planned gift of a charitable bequest in their will, a gift of life insurance, life income gifts, or retirement and pension gifts. These generous supporters will help keep families close when children and their families come to New York for treatment — for years to come! Our Society members also receive grateful recognition and are warmly welcomed to special events.

Please find a few ways you can still help our House and our children After Your Lifetime.

For more information, please contact Jim Molloy, Development Officer at 646-771-5141 or jmolloy@rmh-newyork.org or Richard Martin, Director of Development, at 212.639.0206 or rmartin@rmh-newyork.org.

Begin my Giving Legacy

I want to create my giving legacy with a gift that benefits RMH New York

Bequest Challenge

We invite you to show your devotion to serving children and their families battling pediatric cancer by joining the legacy of Vivian Harris. We encourage you to join our Bequest Challenge and designate a portion of your estate to RMH-NY. This is a special concentrated program to increase the impact of your bequest intentions and other planned gifts with an immediate impact as well as providing a long-term gift.

In this challenge, a matching funder pledged to make an immediate cash gift of $500 once RMH-NY is notified of qualifying bequest intention. For example, a bequest of $50,000 would immediately give RMH-NY a $500 cash gift from the matching funder.

A Gift in Your Will or Trust

One of the easiest and most popular ways to make an impact at Ronald McDonald House New York is to include a charitable bequest in your will or living trust. A bequest allows you to leave a legacy of support for sick children and their families without affecting your cash flow today.

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Retirement Plan Assets

  • A Tax-Wise Strategy
  • The Tax Burden
  • A Charitable Solution
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Charitable Gift Annuities

If you would like to make a donation to Ronald McDonald House New York, supplement your income during your retirement years and receive valuable tax benefits, consider establishing a charitable gift annuity

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Charitable Remainder Trusts

If you are looking for ways to receive reliable payments while making a significant gift to Ronald McDonald House New York, you may want to consider a charitable remainder trust.

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Life Insurance

If you would like to help us support children and families with a substantial gift with little cost to you, a gift of life insurance may be right for you.

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Vivian Harris Society

A major part of Ronald McDonald House New York's (RMH-NY) success lies in the extraordinary giving and dedication of people like our founder, Vivian Harris, and others who have sought to ensure that the generosity would continue to help families in need as a part of their legacy.

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The new CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act is designed to help you, businesses and nonprofits facing economic hardship during the coronavirus pandemic.

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IRA Giving

If you are over 70.5, you can donate directly from your IRA and reduce your tax burden, as well as satisfy your Required Minimum Distribution this year. We have invested in a secure IRA donation tool to make it easier than ever for you to save on taxes while giving. Give from your IRA today!