PLANNED GIVING - Translate your values into action.
Create a legacy, with a bequest in your will. Your gift ensures the medical programs and research at Puget Sound Blood Center continues for generations to come.
How to Establish a Bequest
Pick Which Asset to Give: Making a gift to Puget Sound Blood Center through your will or living trust offers great flexibility. You can give a variety of assets such as:
This is a way to make a lasting contribution to support the Blood Center's work without affecting your current financial security and freedom. A simple directive in your will or living trust, called a charitable bequest, can bring enduring support to Puget Sound Blood Center.
Charitable bequests are straightforward to arrange, reduce your assets subject to taxation, and do not affect your current assets. There is no immediate out-of-pocket cost to you or disruption of your lifestyle.
In addition to the variety of assets that can be used to make a bequest, there are also a variety of ways to structure your bequest. These options include the following:
Choose One That Suits You
Seek Legal Counsel
Legal advice is essential in drafting or changing your will. Since a will reflects your deepest wishes, it should be carefully constructed to accomplish exactly what you desire. This information is intended only to serve as a guideline for you and not as a substitute for professional legal counsel.
If you do not have an attorney, consult the Estate Planning Council in your area. Members of these groups are highly qualified to help you translate your values into action. Their fees are more affordable than you would think. Furthermore, after you have put your plans on paper, you will embrace the future with confidence and a sense of peace.
You can take this information about Puget Sound Blood Center to your attorney:
Join the Heritage Society
If you choose to remember the Blood Center in your plans, we encourage you to let us know so we may say "thank you" and welcome you as a member of the Heritage Society. We recognize Heritage Society members on the permanent Benefactors Wall and in our annual reports to the community. These acknowledgments also serve to remind others of giving opportunities. Heritage Society members are invited to meet other members and supporters at the annual Board and Benefactors' Dinner. If you prefer, we will keep the fact of your bequest intention confidential. We understand fully if you prefer not to share specific amounts or it you have no way of knowing what might be left over for your charitable gifts.
There are many ways to plan special gifts for Puget Sound Blood Center and your other charitable interests; a bequest through your will is just one. Whatever your plans may be, we encourage you to contact us, without obligation.
If you have questions, contact:
A planned gift benefits not only the Blood Center; but also, you and your loved ones. Annuities and trusts provide personal income to you or to another person for life, offering immediate benefits to you and benefiting the Blood Center later. They also qualify for income and estate tax deductions.
Gifts of personal property, real estate, life insurance, works of art or rare coins are fully tax-deductible at fair market value. Leaving these gifts to the Blood Center provides you with the knowledge and satisfaction that you have made a difference.
Tribute & Memorial Gifts
More than words, tributes and memorials partner a special individual with the lifesaving work and traditions of the Puget Sound Blood Center.
Matching Gift Programs
Working with your employer, your generosity can be multiplied with a matching gift. Many companies offer matching gift programs, does yours? Click here to see if your company is on our matching gifts list?
Endowment Funds & Guilds