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We all want our older folks in West Marin to have long, healthy, vibrant lives. And we hope that when we’re older, we’ll be well-cared for too.

West Marin Senior Services is the organization that allows our community of West Marin to age in our community with dignity, feel safe, and be happy.

We’re invested in our people and our mission. But in order for us to keep doing the work that we’re doing, we need for you to invest in us. We trust you believe that what we’re doing is important and that you will contribute financially to support our good work.

Through your donations, we are able to respond to the needs of seniors in our community quickly and effectively. Whatever the needs may be, our staff are available to provide resources with compassion and respect.

Make a tax-deductible gift today to support the work of West Marin Senior Services. We are a tax exempt 501 (c) organization and our tax identification number is: 51-0192320.

For gifts of $500 or more you may have a brick engraved with a name of your choice which will be installed in our Donor Recognition patio at Stockstill House.

For gift planning assistance, please contact Executive Director, Skip Schwartz at (415) 663-8148 ext 109 or skip@wmss.org.

Types of Support

Cash or Check

Cash gifts begin working for West Marin Senior Services immediately. Please make your check payable to “West Marin Senior Services”

Endowment Funds

In addition to its annual operating needs, West Marin Senior Services seeks support for its endowment. An endowment is a pool of money invested for long-term growth and income. Earnings from the endowment support the general operating budget or designated specific programs. The principal in an endowment is permanently restricted and generates annual income for the organization in perpetuity. West Marin Senior Services has a general endowment fund which is managed by the Marin Community Foundation. Let us know if you are interested in our Endowment Fund.

Bequest

You can provide unrestricted or designated gifts for West Marin Senior Services in your Will through a bequest. You can choose to leave a dollar amount or a percentage of your estate to West Marin Senior Services.

Memorial Gifts and Gifts in Honor

You may wish to remember someone special in your life by making a gift in memory of or in honor of.

Life Insurance

You can name West Marin Senior Services as the beneficiary of your insurance policy and receive a tax deduction.

Charitable Gift Annuity

A Charitable Gift Annuity is a simple agreement which provides you with a fixed, guaranteed, life-time stream of income in exchange for a gift of cash or securities. You would also receive an immediate income tax deduction.

Gifts of Securities

Stocks and Bonds

Stock may be transferred to West Marin Senior Services by your broker. Gifts of stock often generate tax savings and the avoidance of capital gains. You may transfer stocks, bonds, and mutual funds directly to WMSS at Charles Schwab #9331-4750.

Real Estate and Property

You can give land, personal property, a vacation home, or rental property to West Marin Senior Services. These types of gifts require careful planning and we would be delighted to assist you. You may donate your home but retain the right to live in it and receive numerous benefits. You may also donate revenue from a business but retain the ownership. These gifts may generate tax savings and the avoidance of capital gains. Always check with your financial advisor and attorney.

Matching Gifts

Corporations sometimes match the donations of their employees. Check with yours and request an employee matching gift form.

Legacy Gifts

Our Legacy of Care program honors those who have included West Marin Senior Services in their estate plans. Please feel free to call our Executive Director, Skip Schwartz, directly at (415) 663-8148 ext 109 or skip@wmss.org to get information or advice on writing or revising your estate plan, making a planned gift to West Marin Senior Services, or establishing a gift that pays you. You can also download this PDF which provides an overview on many of the options for creating a legacy.