What does it mean to leave a legacy?

Leaving a legacy is the selfless act of contributing to a cause in a way that makes an impact today, tomorrow and for years to come. You can ensure the future for Childhaven’s children by making a gift in your will that will grow for generations.

Here is our information for inclusion in your estate planning:

316 Broadway
Seattle, WA 98122
Tax ID No. 91-0402430

Options for legacy planning:

  • Tom and Mary Herche

    Tom and Mary Herche, legacy donors

    Invest in the future with a bequest. A bequest can set aside a specific gift or designate a percentage of the balance remaining in your estate after other obligations are met.
    If you already have a will, you need not rewrite it. Washington State law allows for the provision of a codicil, or a simply written addendum. Your estate planning attorney can advise you, or Childhaven can send you a simple codicil and sample bequest language.

  • Designate Childhaven as a beneficiary on your insurance policy, pension, 401K plan or Individual Retirement Account. For an existing policy, pension or IRA, just complete a change of beneficiary form. A new life insurance policy can be assigned to Childhaven after you make the first premium payment.
  • Donate stocks that have risen in value since you purchased them – called “appreciated securities” – and Childhaven can receive maximum, immediate value from your gift while you get a significant break on your taxes. Check with your financial advisor or broker for details. Read more on donating stocks.
  • Consider gifts of real estate, jewelry or art. By leaving a gift to Childhaven, you’ll not only leave a legacy, but your heirs may realize significant estate tax savings.

Advise us of your plans and we will list you as a Society member in our publications and give you access to special events and other benefits just for Roots & Wings Society members.

Ask your estate planner about other options that may give you benefits today for your generosity tomorrow.

To learn more or to get involved, contact:

Kristi Nelson
Director of Philanthropy