Tax Deductible

The Bear Creek School is a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization, and your gift is tax-deductible to the extent of the law. Please consult with your financial advisor. For more information or assistance with giving, contact Senior Director of Philanthropy and Community Engagement Mariana Keller at 425-898-1720 ext. 340 or Direct donations to the school may be made any time during the year.

Federal Tax ID #91-1420530

Year-End Benefits

Here are some ways to consider taking advantage of year-end tax benefits under the new law. As always, check with your financial advisor or tax professional to determine the right strategy for you.

  • When giving gifts of appreciated securities you save on capital gains taxes, whether you itemize or not.  For example, a gift of stock that was purchased for $1,000 and is now worth $10,000 could potentially save all of the capital gains tax on $9,000.
  • You might choose to “bunch” your gifts into a donor advised fund in a target tax year and make distributions from that fund to charities each year.
  • No matter what you choose, be sure your stock transfer is made, you have postmarked your envelope, or made your gift online by December 31 to receive credit for a gift made in that calendar year.