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 with questions at development@pacsci.org or (206) 443-2878.

Initiatives

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Access to Science Pipeline

Access is at the heart of our mission. This pipeline is our commitment to removing economic barriers and strengthening science education statewide.
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Girls & Women in STEM

With your support we are expanding access initiatives to break down barriers for females in STEM.
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Camp Scholarships

Support need-based summer camp scholarships for children and families in our community.
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Boeing IMAX Theater

Name a Seat at Boeing IMAX Theater

Celebrate, honor, or remember someone by personalizing a chair in the Boeing IMAX® Theater with the name(s) of your choice. Learn More

Papilio cresphontes (Giant Swallowtail) is one of many of nature's ambassadors you'll see in our Tropical Butterfly House.

Adopt a Butterfly

Spread your wings for science by supporting the Tropical Butterfly House. Experience the joy of a truly unique gift with special butterfly benefits. Learn More

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 at development@pacsci.org or (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. Learn more about Legacy Gifts

Specific options include gifts in will or trust, beneficiary designations, and other ways to benefit family and charity.

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 contact the development team at development@pacsci.org or (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 December 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 at development@pacsci.org or (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! Contact development@pacsci.org or (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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Giving Tuesday

Every first Tuesday of December, Pacific Science Center joins #GivingTuesday, a day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals and organizations, to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity in our community and beyond. Learn more

Volunteer
Pacific Science Center relies on volunteers and interns to help fulfill our mission to inspire lifelong science learning while providing vital assistance in all areas of daily operations. Whether you’re interested in hands-on interaction with exhibits and guests, or something behind the scenes, we have opportunities for you. Learn More

Curiosity Never Closes: Support PacSci

While we are closed to the public, 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 contact us at:

(206) 443-2878
development@pacsci.org 

Development Staff Directory

Paul Chiocco
Vice President of Development
(206) 443-2842, pchiocco@pacsci.org

Corporate & Foundation Relations

Amy Zarlengo
Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations
(206) 443-3624; AZarlengo@pacsci.org

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