Leaving a legacy

Thank you for leaving a legacy

One of the easiest ways to leave a community better than you found it is through the power of planned giving — also called “legacy” giving. 

Depending on the type of gift made, legacy donors can receive incentives like fixed payments for life or reduced taxes, all while supporting the future of the MultiCare programs closest to their hearts. 

Brigitte Wilkinson didn’t know what to expect when she arrived at MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital after her husband, Dale, was transported by ambulance following a seizure. 

Doctors ran several tests, all of which came back normal. But just before he was sent home, one last test was ordered. That test ended up saving his life — detecting two brain aneurysms.

Dale’s experience at Good Samaritan was just one of many times Brigitte had visited the hospital. She grew up in Puyallup, and later became a member of the Good Samaritan Foundation board. 

Brigitte has always been passionate about finding new ways to give back, both personally and financially, to the place where she was born and raised. Brigitte participated in a free and confidential values-based estate planning process, offered by MultiCare through Thompson & Associates. Her experience inspired her to create a gift that will make a difference in the lives of patients and families in her community for years to come – a legacy gift. 

“I finally decided to take advantage of the opportunities in front of me to learn more,” Brigitte explains. “We found a way to take care of my family while also leaving a gift for MultiCare, which is exactly what I wanted.”

Learn more about leaving a legacy gift

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