Rathgeber Hospitality House is a non-profit organization that runs solely on donations. In order to meet our Mission we offer many different ways to fulfill the needs of the House.
Although we ask guests for a nominal $40 minimum donation per night per room, it actually costs over $80 per night, per room, to operate the House. We accept cash donations in any amount, because every dollar counts! You will receive a charitable deduction if you itemize on your tax return.
If you contribute appreciated securities held more than one year, you will find you are able to make significant gifts and avoid being taxed on the gain.
Friends may choose to make a donation “in Honor of” or “in Memory of” a friend or loved one. There is no set amount for this type of gift. We send a letter to the donor and also to the person or family for whom the gift was made to acknowledge any gift that is received.
This program was designed to recognize individuals or groups for not only special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries, memorials, and honorariums, but to also show support to the Rathgeber Hospitality House. The House can be adopted for the day, week, or even a complete month. By making this cash gift, the donor is recognized as a supporter of the House by displaying a framed acknowledgment on an easel placed prominently in the front of the lobby. When adopting the House, you have the option of choosing a specific date.
Similar to the Adopt the House program described above, Corporate is an opportunity for a business or foundation to support Rathgeber Hospitality House in its mission to serve families in times of medical need. Sponsorship is for a full calendar month. The sponsoring business or foundation will be acknowledged with a month-long prominent display on the lobby welcome easel and a “corporate sponsor” listing in one electronic newsletter.
Rathgeber House graciously accepts in-kind gifts that are used in the House on a regular basis. All items are greatly appreciated.
A planned gift is one legally provided for during the donor’s lifetime, but whose principal benefits do not accrue to the charity until some time in the future (such as the death of the donor or the income beneficiary or at some specific date). The Rathgeber Hospitality House gratefully accepts a wide variety of planned or legacy charitable gifts, the most common of which are briefly described below.
Bequests – The most common form of gift planning, a bequest is a gift of an asset through a donor’s will. The amount of the bequest is not included in the donor’s taxable estate. Your will may designate a specific amount, a percentage of your estate, or the residue of your estate.
Life Insurance – You may include Rathgeber Hospitality House as sole beneficiary or a percentage beneficiary of an existing policy or name the Rathgeber Hospitality House as the new owner of a paid policy.
Pension Funds – Naming Rathgeber Hospitality House as the beneficiary of your pension or IRAs or making Rathgeber House the beneficiary through the “Pay on Death” provision of certificates of deposit and savings accounts are additional ways of making gifts that take effect after your death.
Charitable Remainder Trusts – To secure a fixed and often increased income, you may wish to consider a charitable remainder trust.
Charitable Lead Trust – This gift will provide income for Rathgeber Hospitality House for a certain period of time and then allow you to pass assets to children or grandchildren while reducing gift and estate taxes.
Retained Life Estate – Give your personal residence, ranch or other estate, now but continue to live there.
The Legacy Circle is made up of individuals and families whose estate plans, in any amount, includes Rathgeber Hospitality House, as well as United Regional Foundation and the Children’s Miracle network at United Regional.
While receiving an unexpected bequest or estate gift at Rathgeber Hospitality House is wonderful, we are often saddened that we did not have the opportunity to thank someone whose generosity and foresight will make a difference in the lives of many others. By sharing your plans with Rathgeber House, you can be assured now that your gift will be used according to your wishes when the time comes.
Acknowledgment of your estate gift can be as customized as your estate plan – from a one-time letter thanking you for your thoughtfulness to the opportunity to enjoy Legacy Circle recognition and gatherings.