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Planning a gift? There are many smart ways to give and help kids now and for years to come.

Generosity comes in many forms and there are many ways to make a difference for the children and families we love.

Whether you give to Children Mercy through your estate plan, a charitable gift annuity, or a gift of stock, every single gift ensures around-the-clock, world-class care to every child who comes through our doors, regardless of their ability to pay today, and well into the future.

When times are uncertain, planned gifts power our unwavering commitment to putting the health of children and the wellbeing of our community first. Thank you for planning a gift today to surround families with hope, comfort, and care.

Required Minimum Distributions


If you are age 72 or older, one of the best ways to make a gift to Children’s Mercy is through qualified charitable contributions.

The one-year suspension of required minimum distributions authorized under the CARES Act has ended. If you are 72 or older, you may be required to make a minimum distribution from your retirement plan account or incur a substantial fee. A gift to Children’s Mercy can satisfy this requirement while making a big impact for children and families in our community.  

How it works:

  • Children’s Mercy is a nonprofit children’s hospital serving families from every county in Kansas and Missouri.

  • By donating to Children’s Mercy, you are turning your required minimum distribution into a qualified charitable contribution.

  • Qualified charitable contributions help provide tax savings and avoid penalties for your family.

  • Your contribution brings expert pediatric care to families in your community. For children, your gift is a direct investment in their health and future wellbeing.

To learn more about how you can make an impact today, please contact Mark Haas, Director of Gift Planning at (816) 701-4339 or

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Gifts in Your Will and Other Beneficiary Designations Matter

Help the children of tomorrow by including Children’s Mercy in your will, estate plan, life insurance policy or retirement plan today. All it takes is a simple amendment or beneficiary designation to make your wishes known.

Make a Difference Today with a Gift of Stock

Giving appreciated stock can provide a large tax deduction and enable you to make a larger gift than you thought possible. Stock gifts allow you to invest in children’s health today or after your lifetime.

Gifts that Pay You Income and Other Ways to Give Smarter for Kids

Explore other tax-wise ways to make a charitable planned gift that’s appropriate for your phase of life. Whether you wish to make a gift that provides you or a loved one income, or you’re interested in donating real estate, there are many ways to create a legacy and give back.

Bridges Family Gives Back While Planning for the Future

Ainsley Bridges was born with an extremely rare, genetic disorder called Phenylketonuria (PKU). Left untreated, PKU causes brain damage. Because of the ongoing care Ainsley receives from a multidisciplinary team at Children’s Mercy, she’s able to live a full and healthy life.

Recently, Ainsley’s parents, Justin and Mindy, decided to add Children’s Mercy as a beneficiary in their estate. “Children’s Mercy doesn’t just provide great care. They want to find better ways to treat all kids. It gives us hope that our support will benefit not only my child and my family, but the whole community,” said Mindy.