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Leave a Legacy

Join our many supporters who help Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington create lasting memories for the children and families we serve by including us in your will or estate plan. You can help future generations of local children with life-threatening medical conditions to receive wishes by including us in your will, trust, retirement plan or life insurance policy.

If you have already named the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Alaska and Washington as a beneficiary of your will, trust, life insurance, retirement plan or other account, please let us know. We would like to welcome you to our Legacy of WishesSM recognition society and give you special benefits that come with membership. You can remain publicly anonymous and will receive these benefits, and we understand that your plans may change. Please complete our membership form.

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Include Us in Your Will or Estate Plan

A gift through your will or estate plan is the simplest and most popular way to help grant wishes for future generations of children.

Adding a gift through your will or living trust can be as simple as adding a single sentence. Here's our preferred language; take this to your attorney to use as a starting point. Contact us if you have any questions! 

I give the sum of $___ or ___% of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate to the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Alaska and Washington, 811 1st Ave #520, Seattle, WA 98104 (tax id: 91-1329433) to be used or disposed of as the Board of Trustees deems appropriate in its sole discretion. 

An Easy, Quick and Free Way to Support Future Wishes

Helping future generations of children can be easy, quick and free by including us in your life insurance, retirement plan or other account. Request a beneficiary designation form from your life insurance company or retirement plan custodian, make us a beneficiary and send your updated form back to the company. To name Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington as a beneficiary, you will need the following: 

Beneficiary's legal name and address: 
Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Alaska and Washington
811 First Ave #520, Seattle, WA 98104
Tax ID number: 91-1329433

Learn more about our Future Gift Policy

IRA Charitable Rollover

Congress reinstated a law that allows you to make a tax-free gift from your individual retirement account (IRA).

Known as the IRA charitable rollover, this law no longer has an expiration date so you are free to make annual gifts to Make-A-Wish® Alaska and Washington from your IRA this year and well into the future.

The recently reinstated law allows individuals 70½ and older the ability to transfer up to $100,000 from their individual retirement accounts directly to a qualified charitable organization without being subject to income taxes on the distribution.

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Bequeath Airline Miles

You can also leave us your frequent flier miles. Currently, more than 80 percent of local wishes involve travel.

I give the balance of my [Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines or United Airlines] frequent flier miles, Account #___________ to the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Alaska and Washington, 811 1st Ave #520, Seattle, WA 98104 (tax id: 91-1329433) to be used or disposed of as its Board of Trustees deems appropriate in its sole discretion. 

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Our Planned Giving Tool

We are pleased to share the Gift Illustrator tool with you. You can use this tool to help determine which type of future gift will best meet your financial needs, while making a significant gift to support our future wish kids. (Please contact your professional advisor to discuss your specific circumstances).

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Why I Give

Hear from donors that have made personal commitments to ensure future wishes come true. 

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Legacy of Wishes

We are happy to talk with you about the many options available for you to balance your personal financial goals with your desire to help our wish kids. And, in doing so, we will welcome you to our Legacy of Wishes society!

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Planned Giving Contact

Asa Tate

Asa Tate
Director of Philanthropy & Mission Advancement
811 First Avenue, Suite 520
Seattle, WA 98104

Phone: 206.588.8960
Fax: 206.623.5333

Legacy of Wishes

Be a part of our family by joining our Legacy of WishesSM Society and receive additional benefits in thanks of your planned gift.

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Make-A-Wish® Alaska and Washington is proud of the way we manage and safeguard your donations.

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There are few things more powerful than experiencing the healing power of a wish come true.

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