Making a Lasting Difference

These special and very thoughtful gifts are investments in our future. They allow us to serve more families and ensure our continued financial stability. They are also an inspirational expression of what it most important to you and what you hold near and dear to your heart.

Leaving an IRA

I volunteer at, and donate to, the Ronald McDonald House because I believe the House provides very worthy and necessary services to sick children and their parents, relatives, and loved ones in Southwestern Virginia and nearby states. The House provides sick children, especially babies, and their parents and loved ones the ability to be able to be close to the hospital so someone can be with their child to provide love, attention, and comfort and to be up to date on their child’s medical condition and to talk to the child’s doctors and nurses. Gary Tegenkamp, retired Attorney

The Meaning of Leaving a Legacy Gift

When my husband and I wrote our wills several years ago, we included the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Virginia. We both feel strongly that we want to leave legacy gifts to several of those non-profit organizations that change lives for the better in the Roanoke Valley. I have volunteered in numerous capacities with the RMHC-SWVA for many years and have seen first-hand how it impacts the lives of their guests in a positive way. When you read a thank you note from a young mother saying how grateful she is that she didn’t have to sleep in her hot car again and that she could stay close to her new baby, you want to help in any way you can. The folks who come through the doors of the Ronald McDonald House or who visit the family room in the Children’s Hospital are going through one of the worst times of their lives. It is an honor to what we can to lessen that burden.

– Stuart Trinkle