K.C. Thompson of Hughes and Pizzuto, APC, Chairs the Board of Trustees and the Planned Giving Committee for RMHC-San Diego.
A Comforting Refuge for Famlies
Families today can come to San Diego’s Ronald McDonald House for a safe and peaceful refuge. It’s a welcoming place where they can take care of themselves and stay strong for their hospitalized child.
But what about tomorrow’s families? What will families do a decade or two from now, when their child is hospitalized for a life-threatening medical condition? They also will need a “home away from home”, keeping them close to their child.
K.C. Thompson, of Hughes and Pizzuto, APC, is helping us to be ready for those families. To do this, he’s working with the House to grow its planned giving program. Planned gifts–ones made through your will or trust–help ensure families will find a safe, caring refuge with us.
As an estates and trusts attorney, K.C. knows the importance of planning for the future. What’s more, he’s deeply committed to our mission: K.C. founded the House’s Planned Giving Committee and now chairs our Board of Trustees. He and wife Linda are also Charter Members of our Many Hearts Legacy Society.
Their First Visit to the House
The couple recalled their first visit to the Ronald McDonald House. “The dining room was filled with families. It was very active,” remembers Linda. She was struck by the great need for our services. Around 450 people gained new comfort and strength by having a hot meal at the House that day. And they do every day, at no cost to them.
K.C. felt a soft spot for the day-use families he saw: “They don’t have an overnight room, but they need support, too.” With a day-use pass, they may take a hot shower, sleep in a private nap room, exercise, do laundry, and use indoor and outdoor play spaces. Each year, around 12,000 people use our House during the day. It’s an important way to serve even more families than we can accommodate in our 56 guest suites.
When children are hospitalized in future years, their families will be grateful for a “home away from home” that’s still going strong. It can be there, thanks to people who’ve committed a planned gift to their care. We hope you’ll join K.C., Linda, and the members of the Many Hearts Legacy Society, and consider this thoughtful choice!
What You Can Do
If you’d like to learn more about making a planned gift: