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Planning a gift? Your legacy giving to Children’s Mercy creates generational impact

Legacy giving does not require a large income or vast estate. Legacy giving only requires a thoughtful intention to make a difference for kids by remembering Children’s Mercy in your will or estate plans.

Whether you give to Children Mercy through a transfer of assets from your estate or trust, a charitable gift annuity, selling a business or a gift of stock, every single gift helps to ensure access to the best care possible for every child regardless of their family’s ability to pay.

Your planned gift today, will fuel another 125 years of a mission to transform the health, wellbeing and potential of children, with unwavering compassion for those most vulnerable.

*If you are are 73 or older and required to make minimum distributions (RMDs), a gift to Children’s Mercy can satisfy this requirement while making a big impact in your community.

Learn more about RMDs

Have you already remembered Children’s Mercy in your estate or will?

If you have Children's Mercy in your estate or will, please contact Michaela Norton at We would like to thank you for your commitment, learn more so we can honor your wishes and invite you to be a part of our Legacy of Care group.

Unique and common ways to plan a legacy

Including Children’s Mercy in your will, estate/trust documents, life insurance policy or retirement plan can be as simple as changing a beneficiary designation or making an amendment that honor your wishes. We are here to help explore the many ways to make a planned gift that’s appropriate and meaningful for your phase of life.

Gifts of stock

Giving appreciated stock can provide a large tax deduction and enable you to make a larger gift than you thought possible. Stock gifts allow you to invest in children’s health today or after your lifetime.

Directing your gifts

You can direct your gifts to The Children's Mercy Hospital Foundation or The Children's Mercy Hospital.

The Children's Mercy Hospital Foundation

Planned gifts to the Foundation are used to create a named and/or restricted endowment or to support the unrestricted endowment. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3).

The Children's Mercy Hospital Foundation
2401 Gillham Road
Kansas City, MO 64108
EIN #43-1564302

The Children's Mercy Hospital

Gifts to the hospital may be undesignated to support the current needs of Children's Mercy or designated to a particular program or area of interest. The hospital is a 501(c)(3).

The Children's Mercy Hospital
2401 Gillham Road
Kansas City, MO 64108
EIN #44-0605373


Language for your will, trust or estate


The following sample bequest language can be used to make a gift to support Children's Mercy in an estate plan.

Step 1:
Direct the gift

"To the Children's Mercy Hospital Foundation" OR "To the Children's Mercy Hospital."

Step 2:
Describe the gift

"the sum of $ ______" OR "______% of my estate." OR "The following property ..."

Step 3:
Describe the purpose*

"to support ______." OR "to establish the ______." OR "to fund the ______."

We recommend that a designated bequest be made in the broadest terms possible. This will ensure all gifts continue to have the greatest impact.

Bridges Family gives back while planning for the future

Ainsley Bridges

Ainsley Bridges was born with an extremely rare, genetic disorder called phenylketonuria (PKU). Left untreated, PKU causes brain damage. Because of the ongoing care Ainsley receives from a multidisciplinary team at Children’s Mercy, she’s able to live a full and healthy life.

In addition to hosing an annual fundraiser for PKU care and research with friends and family, Ainsley’s parents, Justin and Mindy, decided to add Children’s Mercy as a beneficiary in their estate. “Children’s Mercy doesn’t just provide great care. They want to find better ways to treat all kids. It gives us hope that our support will benefit not only my child and my family, but the whole community,” said Mindy.