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 Center 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.
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. For stock transfer information, please call: 612.767.6328.
Make a one-time gift by donating online or mailing your check to: Washburn Center for Children, Attn: Development, 1100 Glenwood Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55405.
Donor Advised Funds
Donor Advised Funds are the fastest-growing giving method and are a tax-efficient way to manage charitable donations. Contact Amy Pfarr Walker or call 612.767.6328 to obtain the information you need to recommend a grant from your Donor Advised Fund.
Your gift to Washburn Center 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 Center 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.
Donate an item from our current wish list. Providing wish list items is a great way to support Washburn Center and help our families.
IRA Charitable giving
Individual Retirement Account (IRA) owners over age 70½ may make a transfer of up to $100,000 per year to qualified charities, including Washburn Center for Children. IRA charitable rollovers are tax-free and not included in adjusted gross income. An IRA charitable rollover may fulfill part or all of your required minimum distribution (RMD).
Planned gifts allow your values to continue beyond your lifetime. Planned gifts are typically made through your will or estate plans to benefit Washburn Center 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 Center. 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, contact Amy Pfarr Walker or call 612.767.6328.