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 AndersonHarold R. and Jessie B. Flowers*Anthony S. and Bernice M. LazarKit and Gary Severson
Julie L. Anderson and David K. Bates FundDick and Mary Foege*Amy and David LewisLloyd Silver*
Mary Jane Aram*Laura Foltz*George and Mary Long*Belle S. Smith*
Lea ArmstongJames E. Frail*Mrs. Grace M. LynchCindy A. Smith
Elva Austin*Elaine M. Fredrickson*Joe and Gloria MayerSharon Snuffin
George and Dorothy Babare*Aurel A. Fries*Jean McCordJames and Myrna Sparks
Baker Family*Fuchs-Harden Family*Dr. Charles and Edith McGill*Shelby Clayson & Elaine Stafford
Leola B. Baron*William J. Gazecki*David and Jeanne McGoldrickMarjorie H. Stansfield*
William and Margaret Barton*Charles E. and Thelma T. Gilmur*Sue Barrett and Rick MeederJanie & Kirk Starr
T.E. Batey, Jr. Family FundBarb Granger*Joann Merrill and Wally CroshawDavid L. Strait*
John and Regina BecqueBetty J. Green*Grace M. and Bernard S. Miller*Angelica Strunz*
Karen BellamyGrogan FamilyEmma Alida Moir*Doris G. Stucke
Charles W. BinghamThomas A. Hackstadt and Laura T. HackstadtClaire K. Morris*Mary Helen and Erling Thompson*
Carolyn BlasdelRyan Alan Hade*Edgar Morrison*Sheri and Jeffrey Tonn
Margaret J. Bock*William and Noel HagensRichard D. Mosier*Dr. Pamela J. Transue
Mrs. Ruth H. Bramhall*Dr. C. Stevens and Cynthia E. HammerMichael E. Mowat and Janet K. RunbeckTimothy and Barbara Tucci
Marydale Brooks*Mary W. HammondBob MyrickEarl and June Veverka*
James and Ann BrownJames and Enid HarrisSue D. Nilsson*Emily & Bob Vincent
Allen Capps*Mike and Nancy HarrisPan FamilyHeartie Griggs Wagner*
Rick and Francie CarrFrances Heidner*Viola and Roger Paris*James L. Walton
Mark Cockerill and Marie KennedyJohn and Carole HolmaasGayle PeachVirginia Funkley Ward*
T. Gary and Diane ConnettSuzanne O’Neil JohnsonJames W. and Frances C. Petersen*Agnes J. Waterhouse*
Mable Crate*Kathleen Susan KeeleOscar* and Virginia PetersonFred O. and Anona Weber*
Doris B. Crow*Kevin and Sherrana KildunRaymond and Bernice Phillips*Whitney Family
Ann and Peter* DarlingHoward R. Kilworth*Vinod K. Rajpaul*Ann and James* Wiborg
Jo DaviesJune R. Kilworth*Dr. Jerry V. Ramsey and Elaine Perdue RamseyFred Wilkeson*
Joseph H. Easterday*William W. Kilworth*Redford FamilyDonald R. and Mary E. Williams*
Rick and Betsy EllingsonJ. Thomas KueblerJohn and Jean Reine*M. Wayne Williams
Ruth Murphy Evans*John and Evelyn La FondPearl Rose*Anonymous (34)
Loretta Faust*Charles R. Lane*Anna M. Rundquist*
June Fayette*Janice Y. LarsonKyile Lee Schreiner*



News and Important Dates

Evelyn Ryberg (Leave 10 South Sound), Rick Oldenburg (South Sound Planned Giving Council), and Jan Jacobs (Bank of America) discuss the movement of Leave 10, and how charitable giving can support our community, on an episode of KBTC Public Television’s Northwest Now. (March, 30, 2023)