Including Ray of Hope Advocacy Center, Inc. in your legacy giving ensures that your philanthropic goals make a lasting impact. If you’re interested in making a transformative gift, please talk with your financial advisor about these giving opportunities.

Why make a planned gift to Ray of Hope?

  • Planned gifts continue the charitable interests of donors beyond their lifetime.
  • Planned gifts can be made directly to a charity like Ray of Hope.
  • Planned gifts can sometimes allow donors to make a larger impact.
  • Planned giving ensures your intentions are met.
  • Planned giving means you’ve made the tough choices, so your family doesn’t have to.
  • Planned giving means the causes you love are a lasting priority.

What is planned giving?

  • Planned or legacy giving is how we describe donations usually made after death.
  • Gifts are planned by a donor in estate documents like a will or trust, through beneficiary designations in life insurance policies or retirement assets like a 401K or IRA.

How can I make a planned gift?

  • Talk to your financial advisor, attorney, or life insurance agent about including charities in your will or trust or as the beneficiary of a retirement asset.
  • The Bartlesville Community Foundation can help you think about your options before visiting with your attorney or other planning professional.
  • Talking to the right professional means that everything you love can be included in your planning — family and charity.

How can I make my planned gift intentions known?

  • Please let us know if you’re including Ray of Hope in your planned giving by completing this Declaration of Future Intent.
  • Donors who make a planned gift to Ray of Hope Advocacy Center, Inc. will be recognized as members of the Legacy of Hope Society.

Ray of Hope Advocacy Center, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, Tax I.D. #41-2101423. If you’d like to talk more about how your planned giving can make a lasting impact at Ray of Hope, call Rhonda Hudson, Executive Director, at 918.337.6177 or email