Create a Lasting Tribute

Honor Someone Special With a Future Gift in Their Name

If you have a loved one who has been impacted by Goodwill Houston, establishing a memorial or tribute gift is a meaningful way to honor your loved one or celebrate a special occasion such as a birthday while supporting the work of our mission. Your memorial or tribute gift will be a lasting tribute to your loved one and make a difference in the lives of those we serve.

An Example of How It Works

Couple Smiling When Sarah's father passed away, she knew she wanted to do something that would establish a lasting legacy for him. She remembered that during his lifetime he was always praising Goodwill Houston for its tireless efforts to better his community.

Sarah decided to make a gift to the Goodwill Houston in her father's name using appreciated securities. Not only will her father's legacy live on at Goodwill Houston thanks to the gift and a commemorative plaque, but Sarah also received a federal income tax charitable deduction (because she itemizes her taxes) and eliminated capital gains tax on the securities.

Next Steps

  1. Contact Barbie Parker at 713-699-6357 or bparker@goodwillhouston.org for additional information on creating a memorial gift at Goodwill Houston.
  2. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  3. If you make a memorial gift to Goodwill Houston through your estate, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.

Legal Name: Goodwill Industries of Houston
Address: 1140 West Loop North
Federal Tax ID Number: 74-1285095