Planned Giving


Mom hugging two kidsThanks to your generosity, thousands of families living at our House can focus on what matters most – their critically ill children. We are so grateful for the many supporters who choose to leave a planned gift to our House.

These special and very thoughtful gifts are investments in our future. They allow us to serve more families and ensure our continued financial stability.

By including a gift to our Ronald McDonald House in your will, retirement plan, or life insurance policy, you can provide strength, comfort, and hope to families when it matters most.


Everyone needs a will — it’s the most powerful way to protect the people and causes you love, and an incredible way to make an impact on the organizations you care about.

Writing a will is one of the most powerful ways to support Ronald McDonald House’s work and plan for your future. Many of our supporters have chosen to include a gift to RMH Akron to support children and families and ensure they are treated with compassion, comfort, and hope, forever. And getting started is easier than ever with our new tool.

Ready to start writing your will? We’ve partnered with FreeWill to give all of our supporters the opportunity to write a legally valid will in under 25 minutes, 100% for free. You can create a powerful legacy that provides supportive services for families for generations to come — without paying anything today. Write your will and create your legacy today.



If you are 70.5 or older, your donations could be saving you more on your tax bill.

Ronald McDondald House donors who are 70.5 or older are eligible to make tax-free donations from their IRAs, known as Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCD), regardless of whether they itemize deductions on their tax returns. It’s a tax-savvy, high-impact way to make a difference

How it works:

  1. Use this free tool to calculate how much you are required by law to withdraw from your IRA this year. It will also provide an estimate of how much a withdrawal will increase your tax bill and how much of a tax penalty you’ll incur if you don’t withdraw those funds.
  2. Choose how much of that sum you’d like to donate to the Ronald McDonald House of Akron as a tax-free QCD gift.
  3. Follow the personalized instructions based on which financial institution manages your IRA, and then sit back and relax in the knowledge that your donation is helping RMH Akron keep families and loved ones close through our supportive services!