Ways to Give

Annual Fund

Gifts to the Annual Fund provides vital support for every aspect of MOHAI’s mission to preserve history and share stories with the community.

Gifts of all amounts help:

  • Bring exceptional new and exciting exhibits to hundreds of thousands of individuals every year;
  • Provide diverse educational programs and learning experiences to young people and their teachers;
  • Care for the millions artifacts that need to be restored and preserved;
  • Provide scholarships to over one-third of students who visit the museum; and
  • Empower everyone to be inspired by history.

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To donate by mail, please make checks payable to:

MOHAI
Attn: Development Department
PO Box 80816
Seattle, WA 98108

Need assistance making a gift? Contact the Development Department or call 206 324 1126 Ext. 193.

Monthly Giving

Monthly giving is an easy way to make a large impact through automatic direct deductions.

 

Want to support MOHAI year-round with automatic donations? Monthly giving is an easy way to make a large impact through automatic direct deductions. This is the perfect option for those who want to effortlessly support MOHAI’s mission, or those that want to make a gradual contributions throughout the year.

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Need assistance making a gift? Contact the Development Department or call 206 324 1126 Ext. 193.

Gifts of Stock

Donating appreciated securities, including stocks or bonds, is one of the most tax advantaged ways to make charitable gifts.

With careful planning, gifts of stock can reduce capital gains taxes, are eligible for a charitable income tax deductions, and further the mission of MOHAI.

To make a gift of stock, please contact the Development Department online or call 206 324 1126 Ext. 134.

Matching Gifts

Double the impact of a gift to MOHAI. Stretch contributions to MOHAI with qualifying matching gifts from employers.

Many employers match contributions dollar for dollar, or even more. Some companies will even match membership support, depending on program requirements.

Find out if a company participates in matching gift programs by contacting its Human Resources, Personnel or Community Relations Department and follow their instructions.

To make a matching gift, please contact the Development Department or call 206 324 1126 Ext. 193.

Planned Giving

Thoughtful estate planning can meet your individual goals, secure your family’s future, and strengthen MOHAI for years to come.

Serve as an example to others, demonstrate community-minded values, and foster a lasting commitment to MOHAI’s mission by making a planned gift.

A bequest is one of the easiest planned gifts to make. With the help of an advisor, you can include language in your will or trust specifying a gift be made to MOHAI as part of your estate plan. Giving in this way can generate a charitable estate tax deduction and substantial tax savings.

There are a variety of ways to donate, such as:

  • Life insurance
  • 401(k) or 403(b) retirement plans
  • Individual retirement accounts
  • Annuities
  • Living trusts

Those who include the museum in their estate plans become members of the Legacy Society to honor your dedication to the future of MOHAI.  You will also be invited to join in private exhibit tours, celebrations, and other special events.

To discuss planned giving opportunities, please contact the Development Department or call 206 324 1126 Ext. 134.

Memorial and Tribute Gifts

Make a gift to MOHAI in memory or honor of a friend or loved one, and share their legacy with the MOHAI community.

To make a memorial or tribute gift, include the person’s name when donating. The museum will then notify the party of family members that a gift has been made in his or her name.

All memorial or honorary gifts are directed to the Annual Fund unless otherwise instructed.

To make a memorial or tribute gift, please contact the Development Department or call 206 324 1126 Ext. 193.