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Donate today to preserve Japanese American history and culture and help us educate the public about Nikkei history!
There are many ways to support the programs and activities of Oregon Nikkei Endowment (including the Japanese American Historical Plaza and the Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center): cash, stock, in-kind gifts, planned giving, and more. Click on a link to the right to find out more information. Thank you for your interest in becoming a financial supporter of Oregon Nikkei Endowment.
Please consider joining as a Friend of Oregon Nikkei Endowment!
Your contribution will help us continue our mission to educate the public about the Nikkei experience and to preseve the history and culture of Japanese Americans of the Pacific Northwest. Our donors are vital to our activities, which include providing speakers for classroom presentations on the Japanese American experience during World War II, developing and presenting public exhibits at our museum, and collecting and preserving historical artifacts and photos.
To make an online donation or recurring donations via Click & Pledge, please use the Donate Now button below:
Monthly, quarterly, and annual giving options are available through Click & Pledge. Please consider making your donation ongoing!
**To make a donation that can be split into equal installments, please use this Click & Pledge link.**
Cash (usually in the form of a check) is the most common form of charitable gift the Oregon Nikkei Endowment receives. Depending on your tax bracket, all or part of your donation will lower your federal income tax when you itemize deductions. Online donations are accepted. Please send all contributions to Oregon Nikkei Endowment to 121 NW 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97209.
There are many ways to contribute to the Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center or Oregon Nikkei Endowment. Making cash donations or contributing to the permanent collections are important and much appreciated. If you have any extra office supplies or other equipment, please consider donating your items to Oregon Nikkei Endowment:
Library Wish List
The Legacy Center's library is a wonderful resource, and we rely on book and media donations from the community to keep it up to date:
Library Book Wish List (pdf)
Over the years many of us have enjoyed significant gains in the stock market. If you own stock, bonds, or mutual funds that have appreciated in value, you have a unique opportunity to realize tax savings not once, but twice, by making an outright gift to the Oregon Nikkei Endowment. How is this possible?
First, you can earn a federal income tax deduction for the full fair market value of the securities, as long as you owned them for more than one year. Second, you can avoid taxes on capital gains that you'd have to pay if you sold the securities and donated the proceeds.
Say, for example, you own $20,000 worth of stock that you purchased three years ago for $5,000. You've committed yourself to making a sizable gift to Oregon Nikkei Endowment. Your accountant shows you two alternatives for making this gift.
If you sold the stock and gave the proceeds to Oregon Nikkei Endowment, you would have to pay a capital gains tax on $15,000. By donating the stock directly to Oregon Nikkei Endowment, however, you could completely avoid all capital gains tax and realize a larger net tax savings.
For more information on donating stock to Oregon Nikkei Endowment, contact Aaron Sanstrum at:
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