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Estate Gifts

A bequest is one of the easiest ways to make a planned gift to support Northwest Association for Blind Athletes' transformational programs for individuals who are visually impaired.

Bequests from Your Will or Trust

Including a gift to Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) in your will or a trust is a generous and simple way to make a transformational impact.

Bequests can include a percentage of your estate, a specific asset, or a specific dollar amount. With a bequest, your estate will receive a charitable deduction for the full amount of a monetary bequest or the fair market value of the high-value donated assets.

Retirement Accounts

Did you know that if you gift your Traditional IRA, 401k, 403b to an individual, up to 40% of its value may be lost due to taxes? 

Gifting your pre-tax retirement fund to NWABA has three significant advantages.

  • The entire value of the fund will transfer tax free, maximizing the impact of your retirement savings.
  • The value of the IRA gift is deducted from the estate’s value, reducing the overall estate tax burden.
  • Other assets inherited by individual heirs are not subject to a personal income tax penalty.
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Upon your death, the account is dissolved and passed to the Northwest Association for Blind Athletes, outside of probate and entirely tax free. Your estate will also receive a charitable tax deduction, which lowers the value of the overall estate.

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Life Insurance

Gifting a life insurance policy is easy to do and will make a significant impact to NWABA upon your death. Simply contact your insurance agent or login onto their website and update your Beneficiary Designation Form to “Northwest Association for Blind Athletes”. Visit our Estate Planning Resources page for additional information.

Real Estate

Donating real estate can be one of the most tax-efficient ways to give.

If you own a second home, a plot of land, rental or commercial property that you’ve been thinking of selling, donating it instead could help you reach your charitable giving goals and will make a significant impact to NWABA.

Types of real estate you can donate:

  • Rental properties
  • Commercial buildings
  • Vacation homes
  • Vacant lots
  • Apartment buildings
  • Farmland
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If you have any questions...

or would like more information about our estate planning assistance program, please contact Sue Warren, Sr. Director of Development & Communications at 360.984.5506 or [email protected].

Northwest Association for Blind Athletes encourages supporters to consult with their financial advisor or attorney before considering a planned gift of any nature.

Stock & QCD Gifts

Donating appreciated stock to the Northwest Association for Blind Athletes can have significant tax advantages!

Estate Planning Resources

NWABA has developed a straightforward, yet comprehensive program designed to assist our supporters in navigating the estate planning process.

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Without our volunteers, we would not be able to serve as many people as we do.

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NWABA offers many ways for you to make a profound impact on individuals of all ages and abilities, who are blind or visually impaired.