Ways to Give

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Our future scientists, stewards, and natural leaders are discovering their paths today. Your support is an investment not only in IslandWood, but in the world as we believe it can be. Give today.

EMPLOYER MATCHING GIFTS

Many companies match charitable gifts made by their employees. Contact your HR department to find out if your company matches, and your gift could be doubled or tripled.

 

PLANNED GIFTS

Planned gifts provide the smartest and most flexible “win-win” opportunities for IslandWood and you, our inspired supporters. These gifts contribute to both our longevity and strategic growth, while also providing you and your estate with maximum tax benefits, and even retirement income, if you choose. Contact an IslandWood Philanthropy Officer for more information: iwphilanthropy@islandwood.org, 206-855-4300.

 

AMAZON SMILE

IslandWood participates in AmazonSmile, a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. Bookmark IslandWood as your charitable organization of choice and The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate .05% of the purchase price of your eligible purchases to IslandWood!

 

GIFTS OF STOCK

IslandWood accepts gifts of stock and bonds. Your gift is tax deductible and may help you avoid capital gains taxes. For more information, contact an IslandWood Philanthropy Officer (iwphilanthropy@islandwood.org, 206-855-4300).

 

CORPORATE SPONSORSHIPS

IslandWood offers various levels of corporate sponsorship opportunities year-round through events and programs. Please contact Emily Crandall: emilyc@islandwood.org, 206-855-7026.

IRA DONATIONS

Did you know you can make a tax-free donation directly from your IRA? An IRS provision allows retirees age 70 1/2 years and older to donate up to $100,000 tax-free from their IRA each year to a qualified charity, such as IslandWood. Generally, when you take a distribution from your IRA, it is treated as taxable income. Under this provision, the assets are excluded from income if the distribution is made directly to charity. The distribution is not included in your income so you avoid all the effects that a regular IRA withdrawal creates, including taxes on Social Security benefits. Distributions excluded from income are also equivalent to a 100% deduction. Normally, charitable contribution deductions are limited to a lower percentage (or are eliminated altogether) for taxpayers who do not itemize and take the standard deduction. Talk with your personal IRA administrator or contact an IslandWood Philanthropy Officer for more information: iwphilanthropy@islandwood.org, 206-855-4300.