Ways of Giving

THE KAY CIRCLE

NEW! Named for our great benefactress Kay White, the Kay Circle seeks to build a culture of philanthropy focused on sustainability and growth.

When you join the Kay Circle with a recurring monthly or annual gift, you help VCA keep the arts accessible and free for many living in our community—especially our island youth. It’s not about how much you give—anyone can join the Kay Circle with a recurring gift of any amount.  As the Kay Circle grows larger, we will continue to build a stronger, more inclusive arts community, that stays accessible to everyone, for generations to come.

It’s easy to be a Kay Circle supporter:

  1. Click the GIVE NOW button above.
  2. Look for the prompt, ‘How often do you want to make this donation?’
  3. select “recurring monthly”or “recurring annual.”

You’ll automatically be enrolled as a member of the Kay Circle and will receive a thank you message welcoming you to the Kay Circle soon thereafter!

INDIVIDUAL GIVING

Individual donors who make a one-time gift will be recognized annually for their commitment to the arts. Your gift will support the enriching artistic programs that VCA is known for. To make a one-time gift, click on the GIVE NOW button and fill in your desired amount. Or, contact us directly by phone – 206.259.3007.

DONOR ADVISED FUNDS

Donor Advised Funds, or DAFs, provide year-to-year flexibility in allocating gifts while also taking advantage of the tax benefits of making a gift to a charitable organization. Please indicate the fund, designation, and size of your gift so we can register it accordingly. Be advised that certain donor benefits are not allowable under IRS guidelines. Contact our development office for more details at membership@vashoncenterforthearts.org.

IRA CHARITABLE ROLL OVERS

As many of the baby boomer generation are aging into their 70s, they are taking advantage of this opportunity. The IRA charitable rollover allows individuals over the age of 70 ½ to donate up to $100,000 to VCA directing from their IRA without being taxed on that distribution. We encourage you to talk to your financial advisor for more details.

PLANNED GIVING

PRESERVE THE ARTS FOR GENERATIONS TO COME
Make a gift that will ensure the arts are alive for many generations to come, increasing your support and impact for the future of VCA. We would love to talk to you and about your estate plans and discuss ways in which you can leave a legacy and ease your tax burden at the same time! Call us at 206.259.3007.

MATCHING GIFTS

EMPLOYER GIVING THAT MATCHES YOUR SUPPORT
Many organizations will match their employee giving, some even tripling it! Over 1,000 companies across the United States match their employee’s charitable gifts or gifts of volunteer time to non-profit organizations like VCA. We encourage you to ask your employer if they have a gift matching program that will allow the impact of your support to grow even more!