Ways to Give
Discover the way to support Washburn that best fits you.
Monthly Giving Program
Enjoy the ease and convenience of being a monthly donor while providing ongoing support and stability for our work. Donate online and select “make this donation monthly.” Your gift will be automatically be charged to your credit card monthly, on the date of your choice. You are able to adjust your giving level or cancel your commitment at any time.
49th Street Society
When Washburn was founded as an orphanage in 1883, its entrance on 49th Street was a doorway to hope and opportunity. Our 49th Street Society members, who make an annual investment of $1,000 or more, continue this steadfast tradition of offering hope and opportunity today.
Make a one-time gift by donating online or mailing your check to: Washburn Center for Children, Attn: Development, 2430 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404.
Your gift to Washburn may have an even greater impact if your employer offers a matching gift program. Contact your company representative to see if your employer matches charitable donations.
Make traditional gift-giving occasions particularly meaningful by helping children have healthier, happier futures. Whether it is Mother’s/Father’s Day, a birthday, wedding, anniversary or other occasion, consider asking those who are celebrating with you to give a donation to Washburn in lieu of gifts.
Honor the memory of your loved one by making a gift in their name. All memorial gifts will be acknowledged through a personal note to the family of your loved one.
Work Place Campaigns
Check with your employer to see if they offer the option of donating to a charity through the convenience of payroll reduction. Additionally, federal employees can designate Washburn as their charity of choice through the Northern Lights 2012 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC code 66977).
Gifts of Stock
Giving stock that has been held more than 12 months, offers a two-fold tax savings: a tax-deduction for the full fair market value of the stock on the date of the gift and capital gains can be avoided.
Planned gifts allow your values to continue beyond your lifetime. Planned gifts are typically made through your will or estate plans to benefit Washburn after you are gone.
A bequest through your will allows you to designate a specific dollar amount or a percentage of your estate to Washburn. A bequest showcases your values to your heirs and can reduce the amount of your taxable estate, which may increase the actual amount available to loved ones.
For more information on any of these giving opportunities, please email Linda Smith or call 612-872-3309.