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 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.

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