Smart Giving

Smart Giving

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With a little planning and a big heart, you can provide a “home-away-from-home” for the children and families at the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Virginia today and for years to come! Join our Legacy of Hope Society and leave hope for children who are battling a life-threatening illness.

Giving smart has never been easier and allows you to support RMHC-SWVA while achieving your financial and philanthropic goals. Explore our smart giving vehicles below. We recommend that you work with a financial advisor to find what options work best for you. When giving smart, you will frequently be asked for RMHC-SWVA’s tax ID number: 54-1244769 and full address: 2224 Jefferson Street SE, Roanoke, VA 24014.

Stock & Securities

Donating appreciated stocks, bonds or mutual funds is simple and may provide you with immediate tax benefits such as a charitable tax deduction and eliminating capital gains tax.

Start a stock donation by hitting the button below.


Retirement Funds

Qualified charitable distributions (QCD) from your retirement funds provide a smart, tax-advantaged strategy for individuals 70½ years or older to support RMHC-SWVA. You (and a spouse) may gift up to $100,000 a year from your Roth or Traditional IRA. While the gift doesn’t receive a charitable deduction, the QCD counts towards your required minimum distribution (for those 72 years and older), thereby reducing your taxable income. Click below to learn more and start your QCD within minutes.


Help Families Year After Year

By including Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Virginia in your estate plans, you are ensuring that many years from now, families will still benefit from a mission you care about. Smart estate planning can protect your and your family’s financial future while also supporting your philanthropic goals. Need to create a will? Click below to write a free, legally valid will in 20 minutes or less.