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Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs)

If you are age 73 or older, one of the best ways to make a gift to Children’s Mercy is through qualified charitable contributions. 

If you are 73 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 1 in 3 children in the Kansas City area and from across the region.

  • 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 ensures local families have access to the expert pediatric care they need. 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 Gift Planning at (816) 701-4339 or

Five steps to completing a RMD

Before initiating a stock transfer, please email the following items to Mark Haas, Director of Gift Planning, at

  1. Donor’s name and address.
  2. Purpose of gift, any restrictions or fund designations, and indicate if this is a payment on an existing pledge.
  3. Name, location, and telephone number of broker/agent transferring stock.
  4. Stock name, symbol, number of shares and expected date of transfer.
  5. Determine if gift is for immediate use (The Children’s Mercy Hospital: EIN# 44-0605373) or deferred use (The Children’s Mercy Hospital Foundation: EIN# 43-1564302).

Have you already made your qualified charitable distribution?

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