Planned Giving

Supporting Washington Women's Foundation through a Planned Gift helps to support the long-term sustainability of the Foundation. To recognize the generosity of those members and friends of the Foundation who have named Washington Women’s Foundation in their estate plans, we created the Philanthropy Forward legacy group.  More information about Planned Giving and Philanthropy Forward can be found below, or email Beth McCaw with any questions.
 
 
Legal Name & Tax ID
Washington Women’s Foundation
EIN: 91-1754933
 
Philanthropy Forward
Washington Women’s Foundation’s Philanthropy Forward group recognizes those donors who have let us know we are included in their estate plans. Donors’ names are listed in our Annual Report and all members of Philanthropy Forward are invited to attend our Annual Philanthropy Celebration. We respect our donors’ privacy and would like to know if you would prefer to remain anonymous. 
 
Please call Beth McCaw at 206.340.1710 if you would like to be included in Philanthropy Forward.
 
Ways to Give
Unrestricted General Support
Unrestricted gifts support the general operations of the Washington Women’s Foundation. 
 
Restricted Gift Designations
Donors may designate gifts to the Colleen S. Willoughby Endowment which assures the long-term sustainability and vitality of the Washington Women’s Foundation. If you would like to designate your gift in another way, please contact Beth McCaw at 206.340.1710 or beth[at]wawomensfoundation.org. 
 
Gift Types
Gifts for the Present: Make a gift of stock
If you are interested in making a donation to the Washington Women’s Foundation through a stock transfer, please contact Beth McCaw at 206.340.1710 or beth[at]wawomensfoundation.org. for instructions. 
 
Gifts for the Future: Make a gift through your will
A bequest through your will or revocable living trust is an easy way to provide for Washington Women’s Foundation’s future. You can make a gift of a specific dollar amount, a particular asset, or a portion of what remains after other distributions have been made. We recommend discussing planned giving with your attorney or tax professional. The sample language below can be provided to be added as an amendment to your will or living trust:
I give, devise and bequeath (insert here the sum or percentage), to the Washington Women’s Foundation (tax ID: 91-1754933), or its successor organization, a nonprofit corporation as described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, located at 2100 24th Avenue South, Seattle, WA, to be used for its tax exempt purposes in support of its efforts to advance women’s leadership in philanthropy.
 
Gifts for the Future: Life Insurance
You can name Washington Women’s Foundation as the owner or beneficiary of a life insurance policy when that policy is no longer needed for personal wealth replacement. 
 
Gifts for the Future: IRA or Other Retirement Plan
Naming Washington Women’s Foundation as a beneficiary of an IRA or other type of retirement plan is a simple way to include the organization in your estate plans. All charitable distributions are tax-free and will provide ongoing support to the Foundation.
 
Gifts that Give Back: Charitable Gift Annuity
Combine charitable giving with fixed, lifetime payments to you - or any one or two persons that you designate. You can make a gift and receive an income tax deduction in the year of your gift, and for a period of many years to follow. 
 
Gifts that Give Back: Charitable Remainder Trust
You can place assets in a trust that pays annual income to you (or another named beneficiary) for life or a term of up to 20 years. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal is used to benefit the Washington Women’s Foundation.
 
 
Frequently Asked Questions
 
Are planned gifts tax deductible?
It varies. Most planned gifts to nonprofit organizations are tax deductible at the time of the gift. Consult your tax advisor for specific details.
 
I’m still young; when should I start thinking about estate planning?
It’s never too early to start thinking about your estate plans. Planning your estate and creating your will early in life ensures that your wishes are carried out and provides peace of mind for your loved ones. A will can be modified at any time during your lifetime. 
 
Who can prepare a will for me or help with planned gifts?
We encourage donors to discuss your estate plans and planned gift options with the legal and/or tax advisors of your choice. Your attorney can prepare a will and provide guidance on planning your estate.
 
What if I’ve already named Washington Women’s Foundation in my will?
Thank you! Please contact Beth McCaw at 206.340.1710 or beth[at]wawomensfoundation.org. to let us know you have already included us in your estate plans so we can be sure to thank and recognize you. 
 
Are there any restrictions on the types of assets that I can give to WA Women's Foundation?
The Foundation accepts routine gifts such as unrestricted donations in the form of cash, publicly traded stocks, mutual funds or bonds to the Annual Fund or Colleen S. Willoughby Endowment. The Foundation’s Gift Acceptance Policy stipulates that proposed gifts that meet any of the following criteria must be reviewed by the Gift Acceptance Committee prior to acceptance 1) gifts that carry restrictions on their use; 2) gifts that are not designated to the Annual Fund or Endowment; 3) gifts such as tangible personal property, real estate, and life insurance policies; and 4) planned gifts or bequests requiring advance agreements with the Foundation.
 
If I’ve designated my gift to WA Women's Foundation for a specific purpose, what happen after I’ve passed away? How can I be assured that my gift will be used as indicated?
Please be assured that Washington Women’s Foundation respects the intention of our donors and undergoes a professional financial audit each year. 
 
How will my gift to WA Women's Foundation be recognized?
Once you notify the Foundation of your planned gift, you will be included in Philanthropy Forward. Your name will appear in our Annual Report and you will be invited to attend our Annual Philanthropy Celebration. We respect our donors’ privacy and would like to know if you would prefer to remain anonymous.
 

The information provided here does not constitute legal or financial advice and should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional counsel. Washington Women’s Foundation encourages you to consult professional legal, estate planning, and financial advice before deciding on a course of action.