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.

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 Doug Page, Senior Legacy Advisor at 253.345.4188.

GTCF Legacy Stories

  • Complex Gifts Can Simply Transform Communities

GTCF Legacy Society Members

Tony and Linda AndersonHarold R. and Jessie B. Flowers*Mrs. Grace M. LynchBelle S. Smith*
Julie L. Anderson and David K. Bates FundDick and Mary Foege*Joe and Gloria MayerCindy A. Smith
Mary Jane Aram*Laura Foltz*Jean McCordSharon Snuffin
Lea ArmstongJames E. Frail*Dr. Charles and Edith McGill*James and Myrna Sparks
Elva Austin*Elaine M. Fredrickson*David and Jeanne McGoldrickShelby Clayson & Elaine Stafford
George and Dorothy Babare*Aurel A. Fries*Sue Barrett and Rick MeederMarjorie H. Stansfield*
Baker Family*Fuchs-Harden Family*Joann Merrill and Wally CroshawJanie & Kirk Starr
Leola B. Baron*William J. Gazecki*Grace M. and Bernard S. Miller*David L. Strait*
William and Margaret Barton*Charles E. and Thelma T. Gilmur*Emma Alida Moir*Angelica Strunz*
T.E. Batey, Jr. Family FundBarb Granger*Claire K. Morris*Doris G. Stucke
John and Regina BecqueBetty J. Green*Edgar Morrison*Mary Helen and Erling Thompson*
Karen BellamyGrogan FamilyRichard D. Mosier*Sheri and Jeffrey Tonn
Charles W. BinghamThomas A. Hackstadt and Laura T. HackstadtMichael E. Mowat and Janet K. RunbeckDr. Pamela J. Transue
Carolyn BlasdelRyan Alan Hade*Bob MyrickTimothy and Barbara Tucci
Margaret J. Bock*William and Noel HagensSue D. Nilsson*Earl and June Veverka*
Mrs. Ruth H. Bramhall*Dr. C. Stevens and Cynthia E. HammerPan FamilyEmily & Bob Vincent
Marydale Brooks*Mary W. HammondViola and Roger Paris*Heartie Griggs Wagner*
James and Ann BrownJames and Enid HarrisGayle PeachJames L. Walton
Allen Capps*Mike and Nancy HarrisGeorge and Jo Marie PessemierVirginia Funkley Ward*
Rick and Francie CarrFrances Heidner*James W. and Frances C. Petersen*Agnes J. Waterhouse*
Mark Cockerill and Marie KennedyJohn and Carole HolmaasOscar* and Virginia PetersonFred O. and Anona Weber*
T. Gary and Diane ConnettHoward R. Kilworth*Raymond and Bernice Phillips*Whitney Family
Mable Crate*June R. Kilworth*Vinod K. Rajpaul*Ann and James* Wiborg
Doris B. Crow*William W. Kilworth*Dr. Jerry V. Ramsey and Elaine Perdue RamseyFred Wilkeson*
Ann and Peter* DarlingJ. Thomas KueblerRedford FamilyDonald R. and Mary E. Williams*
Jo DaviesJohn and Evelyn La FondJohn and Jean Reine*M. Wayne Williams
Joseph H. Easterday*Charles R. Lane*Pearl Rose*Anonymous (34)
Rick and Betsy EllingsonJanice Y. LarsonAnna M. Rundquist*
Ruth Murphy Evans*Anthony S. and Bernice M. LazarKyile Lee Schreiner*
Loretta Faust*Amy and David LewisKit and Gary Severson
June Fayette*George and Mary Long*Lloyd Silver*



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)