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GTCF Legacy Society

GTCF celebrates your commitment to build a thriving Pierce County for generations to come.

You’ve spent a lifetime caring for your community. Through legacy gifts, GTCF ensures that the causes you care about are supported in perpetuity.

Our greatest assets are long-term, trusted relationships with people and organizations across Pierce County. Combined with our philanthropic tools, we help you build pathways for charitable giving that make a difference now, and for generations to come.  

Members of GTCF’s Legacy Society ensure their philanthropic impact will endure for generations. Through a legacy gift, individuals can establish giving strategies that support the issues and opportunities that matter to them in perpetuity.

GTCF Legacy Planned Giving Toolkit

Our Legacy Planned Giving Toolkit offers information on gift options, tools, and resources to help you achieve exponentially more with your charitable giving and philanthropic goals.

GTCF Legacy Opportunities


Legacy Giving Made Simple

From simple bequests to complex estate plans to life income gifts, GTCF offers opportunities to leave a lasting legacy. Many people choose to leave charitable assets or gifts both to and through GTCF to support organizations and causes they care about.  GTCF also offers significant expertise in planned gifts.

Read about the potential legacy giving has to transform Pierce County in this 2021 Transfer of Wealth report.

Bequest Language

I hereby give, devise and bequeath _________ and No/100 dollars ($DOLLARS) to Greater Tacoma Community Foundation, a nonprofit organization located at 950 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA, 98402, Federal Tax ID #91-1007459, for Greater Tacoma Community Foundation’s general use and purpose.

Click here to find more examples of bequest language you can use.

Donors who name GTCF in their estate plans are recognized as members of the Legacy Society.

If you or your financial advisor have questions about estate gifts, please contact Stacey Guadnola, Director of Philanthropic Engagement at 253.345.4172.

GTCF Legacy Stories

  • Complex Gifts Can Simply Transform Communities

GTCF Legacy Society Members

Tony and Linda AndersonDick and Mary Foege*Anthony S. and Bernice M. LazarKyile Lee Schreiner*
Julie L. Anderson and David K. Bates FundLaura Foltz*Amy and David LewisKit and Gary Severson
Mary Jane Aram*James E. Frail*George and Mary Long*Lloyd Silver*
Lea ArmstongElaine M. Fredrickson*Mrs. Grace M. LynchBelle S. Smith*
Elva Austin*Aurel A. Fries*Joe and Gloria MayerCindy A. Smith
George and Dorothy Babare*Fuchs-Harden Family*Jean McCordSharon Snuffin
Baker Family*William J. Gazecki*Dr. Charles and Edith McGill*James and Myrna Sparks
Leola B. Baron*Charles E. and Thelma T. Gilmur*David and Jeanne McGoldrickShelby Clayson & Elaine Stafford
William* and Margaret BartonBarb Granger*Sue Barrett and Rick MeederMarjorie H. Stansfield*
T.E. Batey, Jr. Family FundBetty J. Green*Joann Merrill and Wally CroshawJanie & Kirk Starr
John and Regina BecqueGrogan FamilyGrace M. and Bernard S. Miller*David L. Strait*
Karen BellamyThomas A. Hackstadt and Laura T. HackstadtEmma Alida Moir*Angelica Strunz*
Charles W. BinghamRyan Alan Hade*Claire K. Morris*Doris G. Stucke
Carolyn BlasdelWilliam and Noel HagensEdgar Morrison*Mary Helen and Erling Thompson*
Margaret J. Bock*Dr. C. Stevens and Cynthia E. HammerRichard D. Mosier*Sheri and Jeffrey Tonn
Mrs. Ruth H. Bramhall*Mary W. HammondMichael E. Mowat and Janet K. RunbeckDr. Pamela J. Transue
Marydale Brooks*James and Enid HarrisBob MyrickTimothy and Barbara Tucci
James and Ann BrownMike and Nancy HarrisSue D. Nilsson*Earl and June Veverka*
Allen Capps*Frances Heidner*Pan FamilyEmily & Bob Vincent
Rick and Francie CarrJohn and Carole HolmaasViola and Roger Paris*Heartie Griggs Wagner*
Mark Cockerill and Marie KennedySuzanne O’Neil JohnsonGayle PeachJames L. Walton
T. Gary and Diane ConnettKathleen Susan KeeleJames W. and Frances C. Petersen*Virginia Funkley Ward*
Mable Crate*Kevin and Sherrana KildunOscar* and Virginia PetersonAgnes J. Waterhouse*
Doris B. Crow*Howard R. Kilworth*Raymond and Bernice Phillips*Fred O. and Anona Weber*
Ann and Peter DarlingJune R. Kilworth*Vinod K. Rajpaul*Whitney Family
Joseph H. Easterday*William W. Kilworth*Dr. Jerry V. Ramsey and Elaine Perdue RamseyAnn and James* Wiborg
Rick and Betsy EllingsonJ. Thomas KueblerRedford FamilyFred Wilkeson*
Ruth Murphy Evans*John and Evelyn La FondJohn and Jean Reine*Donald R. and Mary E. Williams*
Loretta Faust*Charles R. Lane*Pearl Rose*M. Wayne Williams
June Fayette*Janice Y. LarsonAnna M. Rundquist*Anonymous (34)
Harold R. and Jessie B. Flowers*