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Planned Giving

An estate or life income gift to Seattle Repertory Theatre supports the world's finest theatre artists, important new plays, and outstanding arts education. It also offers you or a loved one an enduring tribute opportunity and membership in The Prospero Circle. Member benefits include invitations to special events and recognition in our publications.

Please contact Rebecca Chawgo, Director of Major Gifts, at 206-443-2532 or email rebecca.chawgo@seattlerep.org for more information.

Seattle Rep accepts the following planned gifts:

  • Bequest through your Estate
  • IRA/Life Insurance/Personal Account Designation
  • Gift Annuity
  • Charitable Remainder Trust
  • Charitable Lead Trust
  • Retained Interest in Personal Residence

Opportunity for Tax-Free Gifts from Your IRA Extended!

Recent legislation has extended the “IRA Charitable Rollover” for 2012 and 2013.
The provision allows persons ages 70 ½ and older to distribute up to $100,000 directly from their IRA to Seattle Repertory Theatre without including this amount in taxable income. An added benefit is that this amount will count toward the annual required minimum distribution (RMD).

To take advantage of this tax-free giving opportunity, your gift must be an ‘outright’ gift (it can’t be made for a gift annuity or trust), your gift must be made to a public charity, like Seattle Rep (gifts made to donor advised funds or supporting organizations do not qualify), and no goods or services can be given in exchange for your gift.

There are some very time-limited opportunities to make a gift now and have it be treated as an IRA Charitable Rollover gift in 2012. (IRA Rollover gifts made through January 31, 2013 will count as 2012 contributions.) Please contact us for more information.

Already made a qualifying IRA gift in 2012? Let us know so we can make sure you have the necessary form of receipt.

Contact your IRA Administrator directly to arrange your gift. If you would like to learn more about your options or to request a sample transfer instruction letter, please contact Rebecca Chawgo at 206.443.2532 or by email at rebecca.chawgo@seattlerep.org.

Thank you for considering such a gift to Seattle Rep.