Donating to Washington Wild is an investment in your local community and a wild legacy for generations to come. With your support, we educate, empower, and mobilize communities in the vigorous defense of the last remaining wild forests and waters across Washington State. There are many ways to show your support. Together, we’ll keep Washington wild.
Ways to Give
Washington Wild Broker Info: (this is where your broker should transfer your stock)
- Broker Name: Cetera Investments
- Brokerage Account Name: Washington Wild
- Account Number: 2PX16152
- DTC#: 0701
- Brokerage Contact Name: Kyle Vegdahl
- Brokerage Contact Phone: 1-800-720-5838 X64372
- Brokerage Contact Email: Kyle.Vegdahl@certerais.com
For Washington Wild supporters over the age of 70 ½
Passed by Congress on December 18, 2015 and later signed into law by the President, the PATH Act made permanent the IRA Charitable Rollover. This provision allows for qualified charitable distributions (QCD) from IRA accounts permitting persons over age 70 ½ to arrange direct, tax-advantaged gifts from their IRAs to qualified charitable organizations, such as Washington Wild, up to a maximum amount of $100,000.
To make an IRA gift, contact the custodian or trustee of your account to arrange the rollover. Please call our office, as well, so that we may ensure proper transfer and receipting of your contribution. Donors must be age 70 ½ or older and own a traditional or Roth IRA. Other retirement plans, such as pensions, 401(k) plans and others are not eligible. If donors withdraw funds and then contribute them separately, amounts withdrawn will be included in the donor’s gross income. It’s vital that the IRA custodian make the transfer directly to the charity.
Here are some additional points to keep in mind:
- Beneficiaries of inherited IRAs can make gifts if they have reached the age of 70 ½.
- IRA gifts do not count against the charitable deduction “ceilings” (50% of adjusted gross income for cash gifts, 30% for gifts of appreciated securities, with a five-year carryover for excess deductions)
- IRA gifts cannot be made for charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts or to donor advised funds.
If you would like further information on making an IRA gift to Washington Wild, please contact Evan Lepine at (206) 633-1992 or Evan@wawild.org
Sample letter for you to use:
Dear IRA Custodian,
The PATH Act of 2015 permits a rollover directly from an IRA to a public charity. As the owner of account #______________ that is in custody of your company, I request that you transfer from that account the sum of $_____________ to Washington Wild, 305 N 83rd St. Seattle, WA 98103. The Federal Tax I.D. Number for Washington Wild is 91- 1102692