Ways to Give
There are many ways to support the Equity Can’t Wait campaign and the Seattle Colleges Foundation.
Online giving is a simple, secure way to invest in our collective future.
Electronic Funds Transfer
Transfer funds directly from your financial institution.
Mail Your Gift
Send a check made payable to the Seattle Colleges Foundation to:
Seattle Colleges Foundation
PO Box 20069
Seattle, WA 98102
Giving securities is one of the most effective ways to give from a tax planning perspective. Giving publicly traded securities to Seattle Colleges Foundation that were purchased over a year ago and have increased in value can be an especially attractive way to fund a donation. A donor may benefit from a charitable deduction equal to the value of the securities. In addition to the tax deduction, capital gains tax is not due on gain in the donated securities.
In-kind gifts – such as equipment, software, machinery, vehicles, tools, or services – are another way to give. Such gifts intended for use by any of the Seattle Colleges require approval by the receiving program/department dean or director and the college president before they can be accepted by the foundation. If you would like to discuss making an in-kind gift, please contact us to see if our programs are a good match.
Make a planned gift (e.g. bequest or annuity)
Planned giving, sometimes called legacy giving, allows you to make a contribution benefiting generations to come. Most often, a planned gift takes the form of a bequest in a donor’s will or living trust. Other planned giving opportunities include the donation of stocks and securities, real estate, retirement account balances, and life insurance. To maximize your gift’s impact, we will guide you through the process. Contact us to discuss your options. We recommend you consult with your legal and financial advisors to learn how planned giving will affect you.
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Payroll Deduction (Seattle Colleges Employees)
The tax ID number/employer identification number or EIN for Seattle Colleges Foundation is 83-0551671. Gifts to the Seattle Colleges Foundation are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law. Consult with your tax advisor when determining the tax-deductibility of all of your charitable contributions.
A gift management fee is levied on all gifts to ensure that operational support continues to inspire, steward, and inform donors who invest in student success, teaching and learning, and program excellence. Seattle Colleges Foundation does not sell, trade, or share donor information with any other organization.