Bequests and Planned Gifts

Make your commitment to women and children who are homeless and abused part of your legacy to the world by including House of Ruth in your will.

You should consult an attorney in preparing your will. Sample language that may be helpful follows:

I give and bequeath to House of Ruth, a Washington, DC, non-profit corporation whose federal tax identification number is 52-1054102 and whose address is 5 Thomas Circle, NW, Washington, DC 20005, the sum of $____________ (or ________% of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate) to be used for the general operations of House of Ruth.

In addition, there are several special vehicles for giving, called “planned gifts,” that provide certain tax benefits. For example, you can set up a charitable gift annuity or irrevocable trust to pay you income for life; then, the principal becomes a gift to House of Ruth. You get a current charitable gift deduction based on the value of your future gift.

For more information, please contact Director of Development Carolyn Stevens at cstevens@houseofruth.org or by phone at 202-745-2323.

Many Ways to Give

Financial donations are the best way to help the women and children at House of Ruth.

There are many ways to give to House of Ruth. Most donors simply send a check to 5 Thomas Circle, NW, Washington, DC 20005, or give via our secure server using a credit card (link to donation page). Many employers will match all or part of the donations of their employees and many also offer payroll deduction giving.

Donors of $500 or more annually are recognized through the Director’s Circle ($500 - $999), President’s Circle ($1,000 - $4,999) and Leadership Circle ($5,000 or more). Members of these giving Circles have an open invitation to come visit the programs at House of Ruth.

The Legacy Society honors donors who have made a provision for House of Ruth in their estate plans.