Legacy Gifts

Make a lasting impact in the lives of thousands of families by making a planned legacy gift

By including Raphael House in your estate plans, you are establishing a philanthropic legacy that lasts far beyond your lifetime. You will help ensure that Raphael House will be here for future generations of families in need. The support Raphael House receives through planned giving allows us to plan 10, 20, or even 30 years ahead and know that our future is secure.

According to GivingUSA, in 2018, planned giving accounted for 9% of all giving.

In 2021-2022, some of our invaluable community members kept us in their hearts and in their estate plans, which helped provide over $500,000 in support for our programs and the families we serve. For example, we can provide personalized case management services to approximately 100 families in the next 10 years with this past year’s Legacy gifts alone.

Benefits of membership in the Legacy Society include:


Your name displayed on the Legacy Society donor wall in the shelter and our annual report



Priority invitations to annual events



You will be listed on our website, receive our monthly newsletter, and possibly be included in our future marketing material

There are multiple planned giving options to choose from:
  • Bequests, Wills, and Trusts
  • Gift annuities
  • Gifts of appreciated stocks, bonds, and other securities
  • Life Insurance policies
  • Personal property and real estate
  • Retirement Plans – IRAs, 401k, 403b

Legacy Society Members

Josephine Kennedy
Jean C. LaPez
Marilyn A. Conrad
Charlotte M. Williamson
Joyce Steier
Viola O. Vallejos
Anne Mukofsky
Beverly C. Cramer
Elly Ghatan
Jack D. Ghatan
Elizabeth K. Lady
Nancy A. Quintrell
Elinor Smith
Svend R. Petersen
Olive Sheil
Samuel and Florence Scarlett
John B. Howard
Bernice C. Pirro
Grace C. Maughan
Georgiana Jackson Scott
Robert Hargrove
Mildred Antrobus
Dolly Koler
Pamela J. Rohrmann
Salz Family
Alyce Biglia
Esther J. Truman
Dorothy H. Fowler

Farrar R. Dodge
Lloyd O. Haefner
William R. English
Jane L. Spohr
Theodore Wurm
Marice E. Murphy
George R. Monds
Eleanore Compagno
Olga Diora
Florence Sorensen
David P. Bissell
Agnes L. Geary
Betty B. Bosc
Elizabeth C. Bernt
Eve V. Koch
Gloria Hubner
Evelyn Mettler
Erna Hoagland
Milton Zuckerman
Valerie Harstad
Eva Metzger
Jean L. Curtis
Regina Pick
M. Major
Jim Lewis Slayden
H. Elsberg
Otto W. Steinhardt
John L. Wytmans