Ways to Give

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Learn more about the ways you can support the Northwest Maritime Center today and in the future

Credit Card or PayPal

Easy and simple! Make you gift now through our secure online form.
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Check

Start the process through our online form, then mail in your check to 431 Water Street, Port Townsend, WA 98368
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Gifts of Appreciated Securities

Donate stocks or other assets.
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Give from your IRA

If you’re over 70½, you can make distributions of up to $100,000 directly to your charitable causes.
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Bequests & Living Trusts

Include the Northwest Maritime Center in a trust, will, or other estate plans.
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Charitable Remainder Trusts

Set up a charitable remainder trust to reduce your taxable income while supporting your loved ones and favorite charities.
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Financial Accounts

Designate the Northwest Maritime Center as a payable on death beneficiary of a CD, savings account, brokerage account, etc.
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Insurance Policies

Designate the Northwest Maritime Center as the beneficiary of your life insurance policy.
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In-Kind Donations

Donate your boat or used hardware, contribute to our library, or shop on
Amazon Smile.
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Credit Card or PayPal

Easy and simple! Make you gift now through our secure online form.
Click to give.

Check

Start the process through our online form, then mail in your check to 431 Water Street, Port Townsend, WA 98368
Click to give.

Gifts of Appreciated Securities

Donate stocks or other assets. Learn more here.

Give from your IRA

If you’re over 70½, you can make distributions of up to $100,000 directly to your charitable causes. Learn more.

Bequests & Living Trusts

Include the Northwest Maritime Center in a trust, will, or other estate plans. Learn more.

Charitable Remainder Trusts

Set up a charitable remainder trust to reduce your taxable income while supporting your loved ones and favorite charities. Learn more.

Insurance Policies

Designate the Northwest Maritime Center as the beneficiary of your life insurance policy. Learn more.

Financial Accounts

Designate the Northwest Maritime Center as a payable on death beneficiary of a CD, savings account, brokerage account, etc. Learn more.

In-Kind Donations

Donate your boat or used hardware, contribute to our library, or shop on
Amazon Smile.
Learn more here.

“We’ve been happy to contribute over the years to the amazing activities and the mission of the Northwest Maritime Center. As we were planning our estate, we both decided that after we’ve ‘shuffled off this mortal coil’, how wonderful it would be if we could continue to support the organization.”
—Anne & Bob Cameron, Maritime Legacy Circle Members

Gifts of Appreciated Securities

Give today or plan a gift for the future

Magnify the impact of your gift while supporting powerful maritime experiences by donating stocks or other assets that (a) have gone up in value and (b) you’ve owned more than 12 months.

Information to give your broker:

Investment Firm Name: Gale Investment Management
Firm Mailing Address: 425 Washington St., Port Townsend, WA 98368
Firm Contact Name, Number, and Email: Stephanie Gale, 360.385.5044, stephanie@galeim.com
Account Title: Northwest Maritime Center
Account Number: 0QF364541
DTC Number: 0226
NWMC Tax ID Number: 91-1931643

Don’t forget these two things:
  1. Remind your broker to include your name and contact information in the DTC comment field.
  2. Please alert us when you donate securities. It’s the only way we’ll know of your generous gift.

A note on valuation: The value of a gift of stock is the mean between the high and low stock price on the date the gift is made. The value of gifts of mutual fund shares is the fund’s closing price on the date the gift is made.

Give from Your IRA

Give today or plan a gift for the future

If you’re over 70½, you can direct your IRA custodian to make distributions of up to $100,000 directly to your charitable causes. Transfers are tax-free and can satisfy your annual Required Minimum Distribution (RMD).

Information to give your custodian:

Northwest Maritime Center
431 Water Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368
FEIN: 91-1931643

You can also request to receive your own checkbook for your IRA account. That way, you can write and send the check yourself, and your gift would still be an eligible RMD.

The Northwest Maritime Center does not give tax or legal advice to donors. Please consult your professional financial advisor before making this type or charitable gift.

Bequests & Living Trusts

Plan a gift for the future

You can include the Northwest Maritime Center in a trust, will, or other estate plans. You can make a bequest to the NWMC through a simple amendment if you already have a will, or name the NWMC as a beneficiary in your trust. You retain full control of your assets during your lifetime while knowing that your gift will have a lasting impact.

Please consult a lawyer regarding the specifics of your estate and how your will or trust should be worded to best communicate your wishes. You can, however, use this basic language to include the NWMC in your estate document:

*I give to the Northwest Maritime Center, a nonprofit organization with federal tax ID number 91-1931643 and located in Port Townsend, Washington, ___% of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate.*

Charitable Remainder Trusts

Plan a gift for the future

Reduce your taxes, provide a potential income stream for yourself and loved ones, and support the mission of your favorite charity or charities: you can accomplish all three through a charitable remainder trust (CRT). A CRT is an irrevocable trust designed to reduce your taxable income by first dispersing income to your beneficiaries for a specified period of time, and then donating the remainder of the trust to your designated charitable organization(s).

*Please consult your professional financial advisor about setting up a charitable remainder trust.*

Insurance Policies

Plan a gift for the future

You may have a life insurance policy that you took out years ago for specific purposes but no longer need today. In this case, you could designate the Northwest Maritime Center as the beneficiary of that policy.

An easy way to make a larger gift over time is to make a gift of a new policy for charitable purposes, which would also give you an income tax deduction. In addition, future premium payments will be tax-deductible.

Please consult your insurance agent or financial advisor about the various ways you can use insurance policies to meet your charitable giving goals.

Financial Accounts

Plan a gift for the future

You can designate the Northwest Maritime Center as a payable on death beneficiary of a CD, savings account, brokerage account, etc. Often this is simply a form you fill out; speak with the manager at your financial institution. These gifts are revocable during life.

Give In-Kind

Give today or plan a gift for the future

Donate Your Boat

When you donate your boat, your boat will either be added to our fleet or sold to raise funds. Either way, you get a tax deduction, and programs that connect people to the water are all the better for your generosity.

Donate Used Boat Hardware

Donate your used boat hardware to the Marine Thrift. You get a tax deduction, boaters get amazing deals, and we all do our part to reduce the waste stream.

Contribute to Our Library

Nautical books, charts, magazines, and journals find new life on the shelves of the H.W. McCurdy Library and in the hands of avid readers of all things nautical. Our collection is a public service to our community: the McCurdy Library is part of the Cooperative Libraries of the Eastern Olympics.

Shop on Amazon Smile

Shop on SmileAmazon.com, and 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases will be donated to us. Your shopping helps keeps our programs shipshape!

Have you already included the NWMC in your estate plans?

If you would like to let us know of your plans, you can do so by contacting Len Maranan-Goldstein, Director of Philanthropy & Planned Giving, at 360.385.3628 x111 or len@nwmaritime.org, or by filling out and sending us this Legacy Gift Intention Form. We would be honored to be a part of your charitable plans after you have provided for others you wish to benefit.

Download Legacy Gift Intention Form

Questions?

We’d love to help make giving easy for you. Call 360.385.3628 x111 or email len@nwmaritime.org.