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Gloria McPhillips Andereck


Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center has always been a part of Gloria McPhillips Andereck's life. Her older sisters, Mary Louise Sexton and Patsy Lorence, were members of Le Bonheur Club when she was only a child. Gloria's father, Patrick A. McPhillips, was instrumental in helping Le Bonheur acquire land from the city for only one dollar to build a hospital. Gloria attended the hospital's official opening June 15, 1952.

Gloria's nephew was born with polio, and at that time Le Bonheur was the only place in the region where he could be treated. She also met her husband, William S. "Bill" Andereck, on a blind date that was arranged by a mutual friend in the Le Bonheur Club.

"I grew up with Le Bonheur," said the native Memphian and Le Bonheur Club member since 1951. "I can't ever remember not knowing about Le Bonheur."

Gloria has made a commitment to continue supporting Le Bonheur beyond her lifetime by designating a bequest to the hospital through her estate plan.

As an early Le Bonheur Club member, Gloria recalls working 48 three-hour shifts every year at the hospital as a volunteer. Tasks included running the elevator, working in the snack bar, and sweeping floors. She spent hours reading to young patients and their siblings, serving coffee to parents, and assisting in the Bunny Room. Gloria served as vice president of the Le Bonheur Club and chaired numerous committees throughout the years. One year she earned the club's Top Fund Raiser Award for her work standing at the entrance to the Memphis Fairgrounds day after day, selling Le Bonheur's Gold Tags for fifty cents each.

"I am devoted to Le Bonheur and take every opportunity I have to emphasize its mission to others," Gloria said. "When I think of what Le Bonheur has done in the past, and reflect upon its future, I know it will be wonderful. I encourage others to give because their gift will make such a difference for all the children of our region."

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A charitable bequest is one or two sentences in your will or living trust that leave to Le Bonheur Children's Hospital a specific item, an amount of money, a gift contingent upon certain events or a percentage of your estate.

an individual or organization designated to receive benefits or funds under a will or other contract, such as an insurance policy, trust or retirement plan

"I give to Le Bonheur Children's Hospital, a nonprofit corporation currently located at 850 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN 38105, or its successor thereto, ______________* [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for its unrestricted use and purpose."

able to be changed or cancelled

A revocable living trust is set up during your lifetime and can be revoked at any time before death. They allow assets held in the trust to pass directly to beneficiaries without probate court proceedings and can also reduce federal estate taxes.

cannot be changed or cancelled

tax on gifts generally paid by the person making the gift rather than the recipient

the original value of an asset, such as stock, before its appreciation or depreciation

the growth in value of an asset like stock or real estate since the original purchase

the price a willing buyer and willing seller can agree on

The person receiving the gift annuity payments.

the part of an estate left after debts, taxes and specific bequests have been paid

a written and properly witnessed legal change to a will

the person named in a will to manage the estate, collect the property, pay any debt, and distribute property according to the will

A donor advised fund is an account that you set up but which is managed by a nonprofit organization. You contribute to the account, which grows tax-free. You can recommend how much (and how often) you want to distribute money from that fund to Le Bonheur Children's Hospital or other charities. You cannot direct the gifts.

An endowed gift can create a new endowment or add to an existing endowment. The principal of the endowment is invested and a portion of the principal’s earnings are used each year to support our mission.

Tax on the growth in value of an asset—such as real estate or stock—since its original purchase.

Securities, real estate or any other property having a fair market value greater than its original purchase price.

Real estate can be a personal residence, vacation home, timeshare property, farm, commercial property or undeveloped land.

A charitable remainder trust provides you or other named individuals income each year for life or a period not exceeding 20 years from assets you give to the trust you create.

You give assets to a trust that pays our organization set payments for a number of years, which you choose. The longer the length of time, the better the potential tax savings to you. When the term is up, the remaining trust assets go to you, your family or other beneficiaries you select. This is an excellent way to transfer property to family members at a minimal cost.

You fund this type of trust with cash or appreciated assets—and may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. You can also make additional gifts; each one also qualifies for a tax deduction. The trust pays you, each year, a variable amount based on a fixed percentage of the fair market value of the trust assets. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to Le Bonheur Children's Hospital as a lump sum.

You fund this trust with cash or appreciated assets—and may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. Each year the trust pays you or another named individual the same dollar amount you choose at the start. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to Le Bonheur Children's Hospital as a lump sum.

A beneficiary designation clearly identifies how specific assets will be distributed after your death.

A charitable gift annuity involves a simple contract between you and Le Bonheur Children's Hospital where you agree to make a gift to Le Bonheur Children's Hospital and we, in return, agree to pay you (and someone else, if you choose) a fixed amount each year for the rest of your life.

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