February 10, 2023

Planned Giving at Kline Galland

Did you know that this organization exists because of an estate gift? Our founder, Caroline Kline Galland, was a true visionary who devoted much of her passion, energy, and considerable wealth to serving the most vulnerable in Seattle throughout her life. Before she passed away in 1905, Ms. Kline Galland included a provision in her estate plans donating $1.4 million to establish a new “Caroline Kline Galland Home for the Aged” in Seward Park.

Over a century later, her legacy lives on in our mission and the thousands of Kline Galland residents, patients, staff, and family members whose lives we touch each year. Ms. Kline Galland’s ongoing impact is a testament to the power of giving through a bequest. In honor of Ms. Kline Galland, and of all the generous members of our community who have similarly chosen to give to us in this manner, we have established the Caroline Legacy Society.

Each person who remembers Kline Galland in their estate plans is invited to join the Caroline Legacy Society as recognition of this critical support. Members of this group of forward-thinking donors are invited to an annual recognition reception, and if they choose they also have their names permanently added to our legacy donor wall to inspire others.

A bequest is one of the easiest gifts to make, and can help create a lasting impact while lessening the burden of taxes on your family. With the help of an advisor, you can include language in your will or trust specifying a gift be made to family, friends, or Kline Galland as part of your estate plans. A full range of giving options and a free estate planning guide can be found here.

Are you our secret admirer? If you have already included Kline Galland in your estate plans, we would love to know about it! Whether you’d like us to shout it from the rooftops to help inspire others, or whisper it to us and remain anonymous, knowing your plans allows us to express our gratitude and prepare care for the generations of seniors to come.

Let Us Know!