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How to Make Gifts in Your Will

At Riverside, we believe that “Generosity Heals.” It is through our donors in this community that we have continued to grow as a medical center and provide care for over 50 years. Have you considered making a gift in your will to Riverside Healthcare? Through our estate and legacy planning program, you can leave your influence and provide support for the future of Riverside and the community. Below is a video of Jason Meredith explaining this program, next steps you can take to leave your legacy, and more information on our Lightkeepers Circle.

Next Steps

  1. Contact Riverside Healthcare Foundation at foundation@rhc.net or (815) 933-7799 for more information and to set up a FREE appointment with Jason Meredith, expert attorney, on us.
  2. Along with scheduling an appointment with Jason, you can contact your financial or legal advisor for further guidance.
  3. If you choose to include Riverside Healthcare in your plans, use our legal name and federal tax ID below.

Legal Name: Riverside Healthcare Foundation
Address: 350 N Wall St Kankakee, IL 60901
Federal Tax ID: 36-3166033

The Riverside Lightkeepers Circle formed to recognize, thank, and inspire those who have included a bequest in their estate planning for Riverside. Those gifts continue the legacy of those who actively give today and provide a remarkable testament of their love of others.

Membership includes invitations for annual events like the Samaritan Dinner and President’s Circle Dinner.

Know, too, that your membership will encourage others to consider Riverside in their planning, further maximizing the impact of your philanthropy.

These are the keepers of light, the bringers of hope, the generous ones whose legacy heals the world.

The name derives from two powerful symbols: the lighthouse tender, or lightkeeper, who is entrusted with making sure that the light—a beacon of hope that guides ships away from danger-- is never extinguished. The circle is a symbol of unity and perpetuity, which signifies that for all time, regardless of the amount of their bequest, everyone has an equal seat in the circle. Thus gathered, they heal with their generosity and keep the light of hope shining for all who take part in the healthcare experience for generations to come.

Riverside Lightkeepers Circle Letter of Intent

Sample Language for Including Riverside in Your Estate Plans