Leave a Lasting Legacy

Join the Society of Hope

The Society of Hope was formed to recognize members of a wonderful group of Housing Hope supporters - those who’ve made a planned gift as a way of leaving a legacy or honoring a loved one or friend. These supporters tell us they also leave such gifts because Housing Hope is a cause that is important in their lives and they want to continue to provide support for our families in perpetuity.


Making a planned gift sounds daunting to many, but there are some very simple tools to use that can take as little as 10 minutes to implement, such as adding Housing Hope as a beneficiary on a retirement account or insurance policy. Additionally, various planned gifts can also have the added benefits of providing a steady source of income to the donor and/or reducing a family’s tax burden. Various vehicles for planned giving include:


- Beneficiary Designation

- General Bequest

- Life Insurance Policies

- Gifts of Appreciated Assets (e.g. mutual funds, stock, real property)

- Charitable Gift Annuities

- Bargain Sales

- Charitable Lead Trusts

- Charitable Remainder Trust

- Life Estates


One of the ways we honor our Society of Hope members’ commitments is by holding an annual dinner in the fall. This is an informal event at which members gather to celebrate the organization’s impact from the past twelve months and learn about exciting new plans for the year to come.  New members are also recognized.  It’s a delightful evening of mingling with other guests while enjoying wine and tasty food.

If you’d like to further explore how you could honor a loved one and deepen your support of our families, Tim Foley, Housing Hope’s Estate and Gift Planning Officer, would love to begin that conversation with you! Please reach out to him at 425-347-6556 x320 or timfoley@housinghope.org.

Current Society of Hope members:


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Carol Baker
Connie Bowser
Charles & Donna Cole*
Tom & Sue Cooper
Hans & Martha Dankers
Harold Dash & Vicky Romero
Tom & Helen Fahey
Gordon & Eleanor Ferguson*
Steven & Heather Gadd
Chris (& Ed*) Gray
Dave & Melinda Grout
Harry Heintz*
Harry Hoffman*
Floyd & Delores Jones* 
Ardell Kuchenbecker*
Bill Larter & Lynn Nixon
Shan McNeilly*

Jo Metzger Levin & Don Levin

Shirley Morrow
Todd Morrow
Connie Niva
Lianne (& Duane*) Pearson
Ed & Carol Petersen
Sig & Rebecca Petersen
Shelby Platt & Gill Anderson
Ross & Judy Rettenmier
Jim & Marjorie Ross*
Nelda Sandberg*
Steve & Jo Saunders*
Ken & Flo Schilaty*
Mel & Deby Southwick
Shirley Sutherland
Paul Vexler & Sonia Siegel Vexler
Jon and Donna Witte
Ida Mae Wolfe*
Clare Wood*
Judi Worley
George (& Amy*) Youngstrom


Housing Hope cannot provide legal or tax advice. We recommend that you consult with your financial and tax advisors when considering a planned gift to ensure your gift meets your personal and family needs. The most common planned gift is a general bequest. Appropriate language for a bequest to Housing Hope would be:


"I give, devise and bequeath to Housing Hope in Everett, Washington, Tax ID 94-3060709, ((the sum of $_____) or (a description of the assets)),
to be used for its general purposes."