Your Support

Ways To Give

Your financial support ensures that Pacific Science Center remains a hands-on, engaging hub for discovery and exploration. See below for ways to get involved or contact us or (206) 443-2878.

Become a PacSci Igniter

By joining PacSci’s donor society, you turn sparks of curiosity into full on flames every day for youth in our community. With your generosity we will inspire the next generation of break-through chemists and innovative engineers. PacSci Igniter gifts can also be made in monthly installments to fit your lifestyle.

Donors at the $500+ level become a part of our PacSci IGNITER family and enjoy unique benefits and experiences.

Igniter Perks

Igniters automatically receive benefits as a PacSci member. During our pandemic-related closure, we will automatically extend all memberships by the amount of time that we are closed. For example, if a membership had one month remaining at the time of PacSci’s closure, a one-month extension past our reopening date will be applied. Find more information on our Membership web page.

As one of our closest investors, you will receive benefits that we hope will enhance your PacSci experience, such as invitation-only receptions, behind-the-scenes events, etc. Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, Igniter cards will be sent when PacSci re-opens to the public.

PacSci Igniters - Your Support Enables Access for All

Planned Giving

Planned Giving & Endowment

Leave a legacy that ignites curiosity and discovery for years to come with a planned gift. By planning your legacy gift, you can maximize tax savings for you and your heirs while supporting your favorite charitable organizations. Pacific Science Center is honored to work with you and your advisors as manage your estate plans.

For sample bequest language, details on legacy gift vehicles, and questions please contact the development team or call (206) 443-2878.

Leave a Legacy

Help inspire generations of future innovators by leaving a legacy gift to Pacific Science Center. Planned gifts enable everyone to support PacSci as these future gifts do not impact your current financial security. Best of all, planned gifts represent a permanent statement of your values and leave a lasting legacy for your family and the community. Specific options include gifts in will or trust, beneficiary designations, and other ways to benefit family and charity. Learn more about Legacy Gifts.

Donor Advised Funds

Make a gift through a Donor Advised Fund (DAF), an increasingly popular charitable vehicle that provides flexibility in supporting your favorite causes with favorable tax benefits. Donor Advised Funds may have prohibitions against certain types of donor benefits. Please email development team or call (206) 443-2878.

Already have a Donor Advised Fund? Use the DAF Direct tool below to get started on your donation to Pacific Science Center.

IRA Charitable Rollover

The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (PATH) was signed into law by President Obama on Dec. 18, 2015, permanently extending the IRA charitable rollover. Individuals aged 70½ and older are able to donate up to $100,000 to Pacific Science Center and other charitable organizations directly from their IRA, without treating the distribution as taxable income. In order to qualify, contributions must go directly to a public charity and be made from traditional IRAs or Roth IRAs. Learn more.

Please contact the development team or call (206) 443-2878 if you have any additional questions.

Stock Donations

A stock portfolio is often among the most valuable assets you own — and one that can carry substantial capital gains, or appreciation in value. With careful planning, you can reduce or even eliminate federal capital gains tax while supporting our work. Learn more about stock donations.

To make a gift of stock please provide your broker with the following information:

DTC # 0226

Fidelity Investments

For credit to: Pacific Science Center Account # Z75-437689

Pacific Science Center Tax ID Number: 91-0750867

If you’re sending a stock, please let us know! Email the Development Team or call (206) 269-5717. Please share your broker’s name and phone number, the name and number of shares you are donating, and the fund to which you are contributing.

Memorial & Honorary Gifts

Pay tribute to your loved ones with a memorial or honorary gift. Please contact us by phone at (206) 443-2878 to make your gift. By providing an address, we will be happy to notify the honoree or their family of your gift.

More Ways to Give

Amazon Smile and Wish List

Amazon Wish List

Looking to support Pacific Science Center in a unique and meaningful way this holiday season? We invite you to visit our Amazon Wish List for the opportunity to help ignite curiosity by purchasing essential and special items that will directly impact our exhibits and educational programming. Give now to PacSci’s Amazon Wish List.

 

AmazonSmile

AmazonSmile is an easy way to donate to non-profits, such as Pacific Science Center, during your Amazon shopping. On AmazonSmile, you can direct 0.5% of your total purchase to go toward a non-profit of your choice. Give to PacSci through AmazonSmile

Fred Meyer Community Rewards

Support science education with your shopping!

Enroll today in the Fred Meyer Community Rewards program at your local Fred Meyer superstore and visit fredmeyer.com to donate a percentage of every transaction to your favorite non-profit!

Once on your Fred Meyer online account, search for Pacific Science Center or use our code ‘RG35’ and click ‘Enroll’.

It’s just that easy! Start donating through Fred Meyer to support science today.

Opinions 4 Good
Opinions for Good (Op4G) is a market research company with a twist. Individuals who sign up will be able to participate in paid surveys while providing additional funding to the Pacific Science Center. As a member, you get paid to complete quick online surveys and can donate a portion of your earnings back to the Pacific Science Center! It’s a win-win for us all.

Benefits:

  • Members will be paid by participating in market research surveys
  • Just by signing up, new members give us the opportunity to earn significant additional funding
  • Sustainable funding for us every time a member participates in paid activities, allowing us to maintain the programs we offer

Everyone, everywhere is eligible to sign up – so please share this great opportunity with your friends, family, and colleagues. We hope you consider becoming a member of Op4G and selecting us as your supported non-profit.

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While we undergo our renewal, we are still serving the community. We depend on support from you.

Contact Us

Our development team is happy to serve you. With questions or feedback about your giving, please email or call us at (206) 443-2878.

Development Staff Directory

Paul Chiocco
Vice President of Development
(206) 443-2842

Corporate & Foundation Relations

Amy Zarlengo
Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations
(206) 443-3624

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