Planned Giving

Create Your Own Legacy of Hope

All of us want to make a difference.  We want to be remembered for the good we’ve done and the impact we’ve had on others. Making a planned gift to Maryhurst can be one way for you to leave a legacy that illustrates what is/was important in your life.

Let's work together

If you choose to include Maryhurst in your estate, we encourage you to share your plans with us. Your plans will be held in strictest confidence, but by knowing your intentions, we can help make sure your plans are followed.

Knowing your plans will also allow us to recognize your generosity through our Legacy of Hope Society, which honors those making planned gifts to Maryhurst. You would have final say over what kind of public recognition you would receive.

Are you ready to make a planned gift?

Whether you plan to include Maryhurst in your estate or not, please make sure you have an up-to-date will in place.  Putting your wishes in a legal document ensures that you can control how your estate is handled rather than having your estate divided up according to the specific laws of the state in which you reside.

If you don't already have a will, Maryhurst provides an online tool that can be be used to create a legal will in as few as 20 minutes once you've gathered the required documentation.

Visiting the link below will take you to a list of different methods of leaving a gift to Maryhurst. We encourage you to read over the options and make a selection together with your financial advisors that will create the most value for you, your family, and Maryhurst's community. 

Click here to see planned gift options

After you've reviewed, you can send Maryhurst your completed Declaration of Planned Giving Intent by following one of three options:

  1. (Any planned gift) Click and complete this online form.
  2. (Bequests in will only) If you've made a simple bequest in your will and would like to notify us, you can let us know at this website. 
  3. (Any planned gift) Print and mail PDF icon this form to Maryhurst Development Department, c/o David Short, 1015 Dorsey Lane, Louisville KY 40223

     Alternatively, printed and scanned applications can also be returned to


The Legacy of Hope Society

Maryhurst created our Legacy of Hope Society to recognize donors who have included our special work in their estate planning.  Gifts can be of any amount because every gift matters.  If you choose to include Maryhurst in your estate planning, we hope you’ll allow us to add your name to the list of members of our Legacy of Hope Society.

Benefits of Membership

  • Knowing that your generosity will impact children’s lives for years to come.
  • A special invitation to an annual donor recognition event hosted by Maryhurst.
  • A newsletter highlighting tax and estate planning and featuring stories of donors as well as stories of those you have helped.


The information on our website is not intended as legal or tax advice.  In every situation, we would encourage donors to consult their financial and/or legal expert for guidance about the best plans for you