Legacy Giving

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“Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.”
– Scott Adams

Every year 4,000 seniors come to our Senior Center for classes, meals, entertainment, and community.

They come to serve and to receive. It’s an important place for older adults— senior centers help minds and bodies stay healthy and socially engaged.
The Senior Center of West Seattle is a non-profit organization that relies upon donations from individuals like you to stay open and thrive. Leaving a legacy gift is a great way to show your appreciation for the Center.

What is a Legacy Gift?

A legacy gift is a bequest — a gift included in your last will and testament. A bequest can be for a specific amount, a percentage of your estate, and/or a specific piece of property. Here is sample language you can use in your will:

Specific Bequest

“I bequeath to Senior Center of West Seattle, a Washington state 501(c)3 organization, tax ID#23-7155008, the sum of $______ (or the description of an asset or ____ percent of my estate), for general support purposes.”

Residuary Bequest

“I bequeath the remainder of my estate (or ____ percent of my estate), both real estate and tangible personal property, to Senior Center of West Seattle, a Washington state 501(c)3 organization, tax ID#23-7155008, for general purposes.”

Contingent Bequest

“I bequeath the remainder of my estate (or ____ percent of my estate), both real estate and tangible personal property, to Senior Center of West Seattle, a Washington state 501(c)3 organization, tax ID#23-7155008, for general purposes if _________________ (name of beneficiary) does not survive me.”

If you are considering donating an outright gift or lifetime income gift, please contact us to discuss how to proceed. This includes donations of stocks, property, life insurance or retirement plans, charitable remainder trusts, and/or charitable lead trusts.

You value the Senior Center.

It is a place you care about and want to be there for older adults for generations to come.Leaving a legacy gift to the Senior Center is one way you can help this place bring love, care, and meaning to thousands of seniors’ lives.

Join the Legacy Giving Circle

If you write the Senior Center of West Seattle into your will, please let us know and join the Legacy Giving Circle. Please contact our Executive Director Lyle Evans at 206-932-4044 ext. 5.