THE SEATTLE ATHENAEUM IS A NON-PROFIT MEMBER SUPPORTED ORGANIZATION.

WE SERVE THE SEATTLE LITERARY AND CULTURAL COMMUNITY IN MANY WAYS:

  • A lovingly curated growing collection of books from Northwest collectors

  • Programs to inform the public (author readings, book discussions, music, civic forums)

  • Accessible workspaces for writers and workers; quiet spaces for reading and reflection

  • Collaborations with cultural and community groups to foster the life of the mind

  • Beautiful rooms to rent for events and fundraisers

  • Thousands of free books donated back to the community

Your tax-deductible donations make The Seattle Athenaeum flourish!

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To donate by check:

Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum

93 Pike Street #307

Seattle, WA 98101

Don't forget to ​ask your employer about matching donations, to double your support. 

Tax ID: #47-2486862

MORE WAYS TO GIVE:

STOCK

Make a gift of appreciated stock and receive tax benefits while supporting The Seattle Athenaeum.

Please contact Executive Director Caroline Cumming at caroline@folioseattle.org, before making the donation.

Account details:

Brokerage: KMS Financial Services

Broker: Michael Macaulay

Tel: 206-441-2881

Account: 4DR-254515

Tax ID: #47-2486862

 

PLANNED GIVING

Planned gifts including bequests, life insurance and retirement plans provide for our future growth and stability. By remembering The Seattle Athenaeum in your estate plan, you ensure that we will continue to thrive and serve future generations.​ Contact Executive Director Caroline Cumming at 206-402-4162 or Caroline@folioseattle.org with your questions and bequest intentions.

Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCDs) from IRAs: If you have an Individual Retirement Account and are over 72 years of age, you may avoid paying taxes on your annual minimum required distribution (up to a limit $100,000) by making a gift directly from your IRA to a qualified charity such as The Seattle Athenaeum. Please speak with your tax or financial advisor for professional direction, and let us know if you are planning to make such a gift so that we can contact you when the funds have arrived.

BOOKS AND PERIODICALS

We are always looking for interesting collections of quality books in good condition. We accept curated collections in specific fields, as well as small donations of individual titles. 

Learn more about Donations of Books and Periodicals >>

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Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum

93 Pike Street #307

Seattle, WA 98101